HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

THE TWENTY-NINTH LEGISLATURE

REGULAR SESSION OF 2017

 

COMMITTEE ON INTRASTATE COMMERCE

Rep. Takashi Ohno, Chair

Rep. Isaac W. Choy, Vice Chair

 

Rep. Romy M. Cachola

Rep. James Kunane Tokioka

Rep. Ken Ito

Rep. Justin H. Woodson

Rep. Richard H.K. Onishi

Rep. Gene Ward

 

NOTICE OF HEARING

 

DATE:

Wednesday, February 8, 2017

TIME:

9:00 a.m.

PLACE:

Conference Room 429

State Capitol

415 South Beretania Street

 

A G E N D A

HEARING

 

HB 507

Status

RELATING TO ATHLETE AGENTS.

Expands the definition of "athlete agent" (who shall register with the director of commerce and consumer affairs) to include individuals who, for compensation or the anticipation of compensation, serve a student athlete as a financial adviser or business manager. Requires reciprocity for athlete agents who are registered in more than one state. Strengthens requirements for athlete agent contracts. Strengthens requirements under which athlete agents shall notify the educational institution at which a student athlete is enrolled.

 

IAC, CPC, FIN

HB 381

Status

RELATING TO CONDOMINIUMS.

Creates the Condominium Dispute Resolution Commission to address disputes between a condominium owner and condominium association. Establishes a Commission Ombudsman. Allows the Commission to assess fees to pay for the Commission Ombudsman.

 

IAC, CPC, FIN

HB 242

Status

RELATING TO CONDOMINIUMS.

Establishes a condominium unit owner hotline to provide unit owners with legal information relating to disputes with a condominium's board of directors. Services are provided free of charge for qualifying low-income households.

 

IAC, CPC/JUD, FIN

HB 1080

Status

RELATING TO THE AUTHORITY TO ADJUST PROFESSIONAL AND VOCATIONAL LICENSING FEES.

Updates section 92-28, Hawaii Revised Statutes, to include all of the Department of Commerce and Consumer Affairs' professional and vocational licensing chapters to allow for the flexibility of decreasing or increasing fees in a timely manner, subject to the approval of the Governor.

 

IAC, CPC, FIN

HB 1081

Status

RELATING TO CITATIONS FOR BEAUTY CULTURE VIOLATIONS.

Authorizes the issuance of a citation for specific violations of beauty culture laws by licensees and permittees. Sets forth a process for licensees and permittees to contest the citation and provides for the assessment of fines for each violation.

 

IAC, CPC, JUD

HB 1082

Status

RELATING TO GOVERNMENTAL RETENTION OF ATTORNEYS.

Revises the Division of Financial Institution's exemption from the general prohibition against departmental employment or retention of attorneys by removing the reference to mortgage loan recovery fund actions.

 

IAC, LAB, JUD

HB 1262

Status

RELATING TO CHARTER TOUR OPERATORS.

Permits charter tour operators to deposit funds in a federally insured institution outside of the State. If funds are deposited outside of the State, then charter tour operators shall allow the department of commerce and consumer affairs to access the tour operator's financial records through the financial institution.

 

IAC, CPC, FIN

HB 1515

Status

RELATING TO SECURITY GUARDS.

Requires applicants for licensure as a guard to meet specified registration, instruction, and training requirements within sixty days of employment. Specifies that a renewal of guard registration shall be no sooner than two years from an applicant's completion of initial registration.

 

IAC, LAB, CPC

HB 1421

Status

RELATING TO INSURANCE.

Amends the definition of "adjuster" and "public adjuster" to clarify who may not be considered an adjuster or public adjuster under Article 9 of the Insurance Code. Adds definitions of "insurance appraiser" and "insurance umpire".

 

IAC, LAB, CPC

 

DECISION MAKING

 

The following measure(s) were previously heard on February 1, 2017. No public testimony will be accepted.

 

HB 200

Status

RELATING TO CONDOMINIUMS.

Broadens the scope of condominium related disputes for which an apartment owner or the board of directors can mandate mediation. Lowers the additional annual condominium education trust fund fee, used to support costs of mediation, to 75 cents times the number of condominiums units included in a registered project or association and discourages future surpluses of the fee. Specifies that any surplus funds collected for the additional annual condominium education trust fund to support mediation may be used for any education purpose provided under section 514B-71(a), HRS. Amends the conditions that mandate mediation and exceptions to mandatory mediation.

 

IAC, CPC, JUD

 

 

 

DECISION MAKING TO FOLLOW

 

Persons wishing to offer comments should submit testimony at least 24 hours prior to the hearing. Testimony should indicate:

     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.

 

While every effort will be made to incorporate all testimony received, materials received on the day of the hearing or improperly identified or directed, may be distributed to the Committee after the hearing.

 

Submit testimony in ONE of the following ways:

PAPER: 3 copies (including an original) to Room 404 in the State Capitol;

FAX: For testimony less than 5 pages in length, transmit to 808-586-8479 (Oahu) or 1-800-535-3859 (for Neighbor Islander without a computer to submit testimony through e-mail or the Web); or

WEB: For testimony less than 10MB in size, transmit from http://www.capitol.hawaii.gov/submittestimony.aspx.

 

Testimony submitted will be placed on the legislative website. This public posting of testimony on the website should be considered when including personal information in your testimony.

 

If you require special assistance or auxiliary aids and/or services to participate in the House public hearing process (i.e., sign or foreign language interpreter or wheelchair accessibility), please contact the Committee Clerk at 586-9415 or email your request for an interpreter to HouseInterpreter@Capitol.hawaii.gov at least 24 hours prior to the hearing for arrangements. Prompt requests submitted help to ensure the availability of qualified individuals and appropriate accommodations.

 

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Rep. Takashi Ohno

Chair