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:

Tuesday, February 6, 2018

TIME:

2:00 P.M.

PLACE:

Conference Room 329

State Capitol

415 South Beretania Street

 

A G E N D A

 

HB 1869

Status

RELATING TO THE LANDLORD TENANT CODE.

Provides a specific exemption to the landlord tenant code for sellers who occupy the residential real property after the transfer of the seller's ownership rights.

 

CPC

HB 1873

Status

RELATING TO CONDOMINIUMS.

Clarifies the process, including payment obligations, mediation requirements, and triggers for further default, where a condominium unit owner and association reach a payment plan to resolve a nonjudicial foreclosure. Establishes procedures that provide condominium owners with the right to submit disputed legal fees, penalties or fines, late fees, lien filing fees, or other charges, except for common expense assessments, to the mediation process prior to payment.

 

CPC, JUD

HB 1874

Status

RELATING TO CONDOMINIUMS.

Expands the scope of the condominium education trust fund to cover voluntary binding arbitration between interested parties. Amends the conditions that mandate mediation and exceptions to mandatory mediation. Makes conforming amendments.

 

CPC, FIN

HB 1879

Status

RELATING TO THE RESIDENTIAL LANDLORD-TENANT CODE.

Establishes an application screening fee that a landlord may charge an applicant to obtain information about the applicant and establishes the applicant's right to review the credit report obtained by the landlord if the applicant paid the application screening fee.

 

CPC

HB 2537

Status

RELATING TO ASSOCIATIONS.

Requires the Auditor to conduct a study, including a cost-benefit analysis, on establishing an agency within the Department of Commerce and Consumer Affairs to regulate homeowners associations and to submit a report to the Legislature. Appropriates funds.

 

CPC, FIN

HB 2630

Status

RELATING TO CONDOMINIUM VOTING.

Provides for the use of an electronic voting device in condominium association meetings; provided that an association's board takes reasonable steps to ensure the secrecy and integrity of the votes, and that an audit trail is made available after the meetings.

 

CPC, FIN

 

 

 

 

The following measure(s) were previously heard on 2/1/18. As this is decision making only, no public testimony will be accepted.

 

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 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 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

 

 

 

 

 

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: 5 copies (including an original) to Room 327 in the State Capitol;

FAX: For testimony less than 5 pages in length, transmit to 808-586-6221 (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 20MB 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 586-6323 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