STAND. COM. REP. NO.  1074-18


Honolulu, Hawaii

                , 2018


RE:   H.B. No. 1620

      H.D. 2





Honorable Scott K. Saiki

Speaker, House of Representatives

Twenty-Ninth State Legislature

Regular Session of 2018

State of Hawaii




     Your Committee on Consumer Protection & Commerce, to which was referred H.B. No. 1620, H.D. 1, entitled:




begs leave to report as follows:


     The purpose of this measure is to establish a Vehicle Repair Practices Task Force to address the concerns of consumers with regard to the use of original equipment manufacturer (OEM) parts or aftermarket parts in the repair of their vehicles and the use of such parts in relation to automobile insurance.


     Tony Group Collision Center, Automotive Body and Paint Association of Hawaii, and several individuals testified in support of this measure.  GEICO, Island Fender, Oka's Auto Body, and an individual testified in opposition.  National Association of Mutual Insurance Companies, State Farm Mutual Automobile Insurance Company, Prism Group LLC, LKQ Corporation, and Auto Body Hawaii provided comments.


     Your Committee has amended this measure by:


     (1)  Requiring that the Task Force's report include an impact study on insurance rates and coverage due to any legislation requiring insurers to include OEM parts within insurance coverage as proposed by the Task Force;


     (2)  Adding an individual representing the OEM parts industry as a member of the Task Force; and


     (3)  Making technical, nonsubstantive amendments for clarity, consistency, and style.


     As affirmed by the record of votes of the members of your Committee on Consumer Protection & Commerce that is attached to this report, your Committee is in accord with the intent and purpose of H.B. No. 1620, H.D. 1, as amended herein, and recommends that it pass Third Reading in the form attached hereto as H.B. No. 1620, H.D. 2.



Respectfully submitted on behalf of the members of the Committee on Consumer Protection & Commerce,