HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

THE TWENTY-NINTH LEGISLATURE

REGULAR SESSION OF 2018

 

COMMITTEE ON CONSUMER PROTECTION & COMMERCE

Rep. Roy M. Takumi, Chair

Rep. Linda Ichiyama, Vice Chair

 

Rep. Henry J.C. Aquino

Rep. Calvin K.Y. Say

Rep. Ken Ito

Rep. James Kunane Tokioka

Rep. Aaron Ling Johanson

Rep. Ryan I. Yamane

Rep. Matthew S. LoPresti

Rep. Bob McDermott

Rep. John M. Mizuno

 

 

NOTICE OF HEARING

 

DATE:

Thursday, February 1, 2018

TIME:

2:00 P.M.

PLACE:

Conference Room 329

State Capitol

415 South Beretania Street

 

A G E N D A

 

HB 1621

Status

RELATING TO CONSUMER PROTECTION.

Requires merchants to refund shipping and handling charges paid by the consumer when the consumer returns a damaged or defective good and requests a refund.

 

CPC

HB 1624

Status

RELATING TO INSURANCE.

Postpones the effective date of certain provisions of Act 152, SLH 2017, that conform Hawaii's insurance producer licensing requirements to national model standards by eliminating the ability of insurance producers to appoint other producers to act as an agent of an insurer. Postpones operation of those provisions from 1/1/2019 to 7/1/2021.

 

CPC, FIN

HB 1625

Status

RELATING TO MOTOR VEHICLE REGISTRATION.

Allows the registered owner of a motor vehicle to designate a beneficiary to whom ownership of the vehicle shall be transferred upon the registered owner's death; provided that certain conditions are met.

 

CPC, FIN

HB 1626

Status

RELATING TO CEMETERIES.

Limits liability for persons maintaining or repairing cemetery grounds. Requires the director of commerce and consumer affairs, in consultation with the comptroller, to develop strategies for repair and maintenance of Sunset Memorial Park in Pearl City, Oahu. Requires report to Legislature.

 

CPC, FIN

HB 1876

Status

RELATING TO MOTOR VEHICLE INSURANCE.

Allows licensed producers of motor vehicle insurers to satisfy the requirement that insurers provide a complete sales and claims office in the State by instead allowing the licensed producer to establish and maintain a sales and claims office.

 

CPC, FIN

HB 2206

Status

RELATING TO INSURANCE.

Provides an insurer with an exception to the requirement of providing all of its customers with annual privacy notices where the insurer provides nonpublic personal financial information to nonaffiliated third parties under certain conditions and the insurer's policies and practices regarding disclosure of such information are unchanged.

 

CPC, FIN

HB 2229

Status

RELATING TO INTOXICATING LIQUOR.

Specifies ID requirements for any person consuming alcohol on licensed premises or property under the control of a licensee. Specifies licensee posting requirements. Prohibits any person from consuming liquor while on or in the licensed premises after the hours of operation unless permitted by licensee.

 

CPC, JUD

HB 2230

Status

RELATING TO LIQUOR.

Adds unlicensed manufacture or sale of liquor as an offense for which property is subject to forfeiture and increases the penalty to a class C felony. Provides an affirmative defense. Amends definitions of "organized crime" and "racketeering activity" to include the unlicensed manufacture or sale of liquor.

 

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.

 

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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 586-6325 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. Roy M. Takumi

Chair