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

 

 

AMENDED NOTICE OF HEARING

 

DATE:

Friday, February 9, 2018

TIME:

2:00 P.M.

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: HB 1873 and HB 1879. As these bills were heard on February 6, 2018, no testimony will be accepted.

 

 

HB 1603, HD1

(HSCR88-18)

Status

RELATING TO HEALTH INSURANCE.

Requires health insurers, mutual benefit societies, and health maintenance organizations to provide health care coverage and benefits for a minimum of 6 months of inpatient and outpatient treatment for opioid dependence beginning after 12/31/2018. (HB1603 HD1)

 

HHS, CPC, FIN

HB 1757, HD1

(HSCR94-18)

Status

RELATING TO COFFEE LABELING.

Expands the coffee labeling requirements to include ready-to-drink coffee beverages. (HB1757 HD1)

 

AGR, CPC, FIN

HB 1919, HD1

(HSCR101-18)

Status

RELATING TO HOUSING.

Authorizes the incorporation of housing visitability standards in the construction and renovation of publicly funded residential housing. (HB1919 HD1)

 

WAL, CPC, FIN

HB 2202, HD1

(HSCR73-18)

Status

RELATING TO WORKERS' COMPENSATION.

Provides that a duly qualified physician or duly qualified surgeon selected and paid for by an employer to perform a medical examination on an employee relating to a work injury under workers' compensation shall be duly qualified to treat the injury being examined, possess medical malpractice insurance, and owe the same duty of care to the injured employee as to a traditional patient. (HB2202 HD1)

 

LAB, CPC, FIN

HB 2257, HD1

(HSCR43-18)

Status

RELATING TO VIRTUAL CURRENCY.

Adopts the Uniform Regulation of Virtual Currency Businesses Act and codifies the Act. Extends the money transmitters act to expressly apply to persons engaged in the transmission of virtual currency. Requires licensees dealing with virtual currency to provide a warning to consumers prior to entering into an agreement with them. (HB2257 HD1)

 

IAC, CPC, FIN

HB 2411, HD1

(HSCR78-18)

Status

RELATING TO INTOXICATING LIQUOR.

Clarifies that a class 14 brewpub licensee or class 18 small craft producer pub licensee may conduct liquor sales at multiple, appropriately licensed premises. Specifies that brewpubs and small craft producer pubs may sell malt beverages in growlers that may be recyclable containers and do not exceed one gallon. Permits direct shipment of spirits and beer to customers under the same conditions as currently permitted for direct shipment of wine. (HB2411 HD1)

 

EDB, CPC, FIN

HB 2449, HD1

(HSCR42-18)

Status

RELATING TO BROADBAND ACCESS FOR SENIORS.

Requires the Department of Commerce and Consumer Affairs to conduct a feasibility study on deploying broadband technology at all county- and state-run senior centers in the State. Appropriates moneys. (HB2449 HD1)

 

IAC, CPC, FIN

HB 2466, HD1

(HSCR74-18)

Status

RELATING TO THE HAWAII EMPLOYER-UNION HEALTH BENEFITS TRUST FUND.

Prohibits the Hawaii Employer-Union Health Benefits Trust Fund (Fund) from withholding any retroactive reimbursement payable after June 30, 2013, to a retired employee-beneficiary and qualified employee-beneficiary's spouse for an income-adjusted Medicare Part B premium based on the time in which the adjustment request is made to the Fund. Establishes notice requirements. (HB2466 HD1)

 

LAB, CPC, FIN

HB 2555

Status

RELATING TO WATER CARRIERS.

Amends the specific findings that must be included prior to the public utilities commission making a finding of public convenience or necessary or issuing an authorization. Authorizes an exemption for cargo to be moved on an alternate carrier, if certain conditions are met.

 

CPC, FIN

HB 2675

(HSCR45-18)

Status

RELATING TO EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT.

Requires each local television station to make emergency information that is provided in the audio portion of its video programming accessible to persons with hearing disabilities by using a method of closed or open captioning.

 

PBS, CPC, FIN

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The following measure(s) were previously heard on February 6, 2018. No public testimony will be accepted.

 

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 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

 

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 586-6325 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