HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

THE TWENTY-NINTH LEGISLATURE

REGULAR SESSION OF 2017

 

COMMITTEE ON CONSUMER PROTECTION & COMMERCE

Rep. Roy M. Takumi, Chair

Rep. Linda Ichiyama, Vice Chair

 

Rep. Henry J.C. Aquino

Rep. Chris Todd

Rep. Ken Ito

Rep. Ryan I. Yamane

Rep. Calvin K.Y. Say

Rep. Beth Fukumoto

Rep. Gregg Takayama

 

 

AMENDED NOTICE OF HEARING

 

DATE:

Thursday, March 23, 2017

TIME:

2:05 PM

PLACE:

Conference Room 329

State Capitol

415 South Beretania Street

 

A M E N D E D A G E N D A

 

 

The following measure(s) has been ADDED to the agenda for decision making only: SB 1286, SB 288

 

 

SB 306, SD1

(SSCR563)

Status

RELATING TO REAL PROPERTY.

Clarifies that projects that contain a combination of time share units, transient vacation rentals, and private residential units located in the same project are required to provide basic documents that will enable an owner to sell the owner's time share unit. Clarifies that an owner of a time share unit has the right to receive a list of all time share owners, including contact information, for purposes directly related to the business of a time share owners association or vacation club. Specifies that a management company of a time share owners association or vacation club board of directors must provide specific information to owners regarding candidates for election to the board of directors within thirty days prior to the election and shall not have a controlling interest on the board of directors. Clarifies that any violation of a mandatory provision of the State's condominium law by a board or its officers and members is a per se violation of the board's fiduciary duty. Provides safe harbor for a board member who votes for compliance during a board meeting. (SD1)

 

CPC, JUD

SB 287, SD1

(HSCR1100)

Status

RELATING TO HEALTH INSURANCE.

Requires all health insurers, including health benefits plans under chapter 87A, HRS, to disclose on, or have accessible through, their public web sites any medical policies used for making preauthorization decisions. Disclosure requirements effective 1/1/2018. (SD1)

 

HLT, CPC, FIN

SB 387, SD1, HD1

(HSCR1121)

Status

RELATING TO HEALTH INSURANCE.

Requires a health carrier with a network plan to maintain a network that is sufficient in numbers with appropriate types of providers to ensure that covered persons have access to covered services. (SD1)

 

HLT, CPC, FIN

SB 502, SD1, HD1

(HSCR1142)

Status

RELATING TO IN VITRO FERTILIZATION INSURANCE COVERAGE.

Removes discriminatory requirements for mandatory insurance coverage of in vitro fertilization procedures to create parity of coverage for same-sex couples, unmarried women, and male-female couples for whom male infertility is the relevant factor. (SB502 HD1)

 

HLT, CPC, FIN

SB 887, SD2, HD1

(HSCR1115)

Status

RELATING TO ENHANCED 911 SERVICES.

Establishes a prepaid wireless E911 surcharge of 1.5 per cent of prepaid wireless service purchased at the point of sale. Allows sellers to deduct and retain 3 per cent of the surcharges collected to offset administrative expenses, but requires sellers to remit the balance of surcharges collected to the Enhanced 911 fund on a specified periodic basis. (SB887 HD1)

 

IAC, CPC, FIN

SB 857, SD1, HD1

(HSCR1138)

Status

RELATING TO WORKERS' COMPENSATION.

Establishes that employers shall pay all workers' compensation claims for compensable injuries and shall not deny claims without reasonable cause or during a pending investigation. Creates a presumption of compensability for claims submitted by employees excluded from coverage under the Hawaii Prepaid Health Care Act. Establishes that employers shall notify providers of service of any billing disagreements and allows providers to charge an additional rate to employers for outstanding balances owed for undisputed services or charges. Establishes resolution procedures for employers and providers who have a reasonable disagreement over liability for services rendered. Requires an employee whose claim is found to be uncompensable to submit reimbursements for services rendered. (SB857 HD1)

 

LAB, CPC, FIN

 

 

 

 

DECISION MAKING

 

The following bills were previously heard on Wednesday, 3/22/17 at 2:00 PM. No public testimony will be accepted.

 

SB 1286, SD2, HD1

(HSCR1130)

Status

RELATING TO PRIVATE TRADE, VOCATIONAL, AND TECHNICAL SCHOOLS.

Clarifies the scope of the private trade, vocational, and technical school licensure program within the department of education. Establishes a licensing fee to ensure the sustainability of the licensure program. Establishes a license renewal process and fee. Creates the private trade, vocational, and technical school licensure special fund. Appropriates moneys for one full-time equivalent position within the department of education to administer licensing. (SB1286 HD1)

 

EDN, CPC, FIN

SB 288, SD2

(SSCR888)

Status

RELATING TO SELF-SERVICE STORAGE FACILITIES.

Authorizes motor vehicle and boat towing options for self-service storage facilities after sixty days or more delinquency; provided that an occupant is provided notice. Requires owners to notify occupants via electronic mail or verified mail. Allows owners to send notices by electronic mail, publish notices of sales in any commercially reasonable manner, conduct sales online, and charge late fees. Authorizes limits on the liability of the owner of self-service storage facilities to be based on the maximum monetary value of property that may be stored pursuant to the rental agreement. Requires late fees to be provided for in rental agreements. Requires owners to notify occupants of the changes in the law. Effective 1/7/2059. (SD2)

 

CPC, JUD

 

 

 

 

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     Testifier's name with position/title and organization;

     The Committee(s) to which the comments are directed;

     The date and time of the hearing; and

     Measure number.

 

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Rep. Roy M. Takumi

Chair