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:

Tuesday, February 13, 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 was ADDED to the agenda: HB1919. As this bills was heard on February 9, 2018, no testimony will be accepted.

 

 

HB 1967, HD1

(HSCR233-18)

Status

RELATING TO HEALTHCARE PRECEPTOR TAX CREDITS.

Allows advanced practice registered nurses, physicians, dentists, psychologists, pharmacists, and social workers to receive tax credits for acting as preceptors in volunteer-based supervised clinical training rotations provided to eligible students that enable the students to obtain an eligible healthcare professional degree or certificate. (HB1967 HD1)

 

HHS, CPC, FIN

HB 2062, HD1

(HSCR210-18)

Status

RELATING TO ATHLETIC TRAINERS.

Makes permanent the regulation of athletic trainers. Exempts, for three years, an individual who temporarily accompanies an athlete or team of athletes into Hawaii from the requirement to possess a valid license, registration, or certification from another jurisdiction if that jurisdiction does not regulate athletic trainers; provided that the individual is certified by the National Athletic Trainers' Association or the Board of Certification for the Athletic Trainer. (HB2062 HD1)

 

IAC, CPC, FIN

HB 2207, HD1

(HSCR166-18)

Status

RELATING TO DENTAL ASSISTANTS.

Requires the Board of Dental Examiners to adopt rules to establish a regulatory structure for the regulation of dental assistants in Hawaii. (HB2207 HD1)

 

IAC, CPC, FIN

HB 1995, HD1

(HSCR163-18)

Status

RELATING TO BROADBAND INTERNET ACCESS.

Regulates broadband internet service providers to ensure a free and open Internet. Establishes a task force to examine the costs and benefits of creating a state-owned public utility company to provide broadband internet service. (HB1995 HD1)

 

IAC, CPC, FIN

HB 2173, HD1

(HSCR170-18)

Status

RELATING TO ONLINE ACCOUNT PRIVACY.

Prohibits employers and educational institutions from requiring employees, students, and prospective employees and students to provide protected personal online account information. Authorizes private civil actions against violators. (HB2173 HD1)

 

LAB, CPC, JUD

HB 2296, HD1

(HSCR165-18)

Status

RELATING TO INTERNET PRIVACY.

Prohibits internet service providers from using the personal information of customers for specific purposes without the prior written consent of customers. (HB2296 HD1)

 

IAC, CPC, JUD

HB 2375, HD1

(HSCR244-18)

Status

RELATING TO TEMPORARY DISABILITY INSURANCE.

Permits advanced practice registered nurses to certify an employee's disability. Increases the penalty an employer is assessed for failing to submit timely wage and employment information. Permits filing of an appeal of a decision related to temporary disability insurance at the various offices of the Department of Labor and Industrial Relations throughout the State. Allows the department to send notices of hearing electronically or by first-class mail. Clarifies that when the notice of hearing cannot be delivered to a party in the appeal, the notice may be given by online posting on the department's webpage. Allows the parties to a hearing to appear in person, via telephone, or by other communication devices. (HB2375 HD1)

 

LAB, CPC, FIN

HB 1986, HD1

(HSCR154-18)

Status

RELATING TO THE ENVIRONMENT.

Establishes a carbon offsets program under the Department of Business, Economic Development, and Tourism that allows state agencies and other interested parties to acquire carbon offset credits to offset their respective carbon emissions, and uses the resulting proceeds to fund projects that improve the State's water infrastructure or mitigate threats to water sustainability efforts due to climate change. (HB1986 HD1)

 

EEP, CPC, FIN

HB 2109, HD1

(HSCR203-18)

Status

RELATING TO SOLAR WATER HEATERS.

Requires that solar water heater variance applications be signed by the architect or mechanical engineer attesting to the need for the variance. Narrows available criteria for granting a variance. (HB2109 HD1)

 

EEP, CPC, FIN

HB 2381, HD1

(HSCR272-18)

Status

RELATING TO RULES GOVERNING COMMERCIAL ACTIVITY FOR OCEAN RECREATION AND COASTAL AREAS.

Amends the definition of "commercial activity" within section 200-4(a), Hawaii Revised Statutes. (HB2381 HD1)

 

OMH, CPC, FIN

HB 2460, HD1

(HSCR204-18)

Status

RELATING TO MICROGRIDS.

Authorizes the establishment of a Natural Energy Laboratory of Hawaii Authority (NELHA) microgrid demonstration project for the generation, storage, and distribution of renewable energy on property controlled by NELHA. (HB2460 HD1)

 

EEP, CPC, FIN

HB 2110, HD1

(HSCR147-18)

Status

RELATING TO RESILIENCY.

Directs the Public Utilities Commission to establish a microgrid services tariff to encourage and facilitate the development and use of energy resilient microgrids. (HB2110 HD1)

 

EEP, CPC, FIN

HB 2249, HD1

(HSCR266-18)

Status

RELATING TO ELECTRIC GRID RESILIENCY.

Creates a $30,000,000 revolving line of credit sub-fund under the umbrella of the green energy market securitization loan fund for any state agency or department to finance energy efficiency measures. Establishes the grid resiliency rebate program and a grid resiliency task force to prepare the State's electrical grid for natural disasters and other emergencies. (HB2249 HD1)

 

EEP, CPC, FIN

HB 1801, HD1

(HSCR151-18)

Status

RELATING TO RENEWABLE ENERGY.

Amends the definition of "renewable portfolio standard" to more accurately reflect the percentage of renewable energy penetration in the State. Establishes renewable portfolio standards and targets for gas utility companies that mirrors those set for electric utility companies. (HB1801 HD1)

 

EEP, CPC, FIN

HB 2723, HD1

(HSCR159-18)

Status

RELATING TO PRESERVING CORAL REEFS.

Prohibits the sale of sunscreen containing oxybenzone, unless the sunscreen is a prescription drug, effective 1/1/2023. Prohibits the counties from further banning or otherwise regulating sunscreens containing oxybenzone or other ingredients approved by the United States Food and Drug Administration. (HB2723 HD1)

 

EEP, CPC, FIN

HB 2492, HD1

(HSCR177-18)

Status

RELATING TO CHAPTER 245, HAWAII REVISED STATUTES.

Makes unlawful shipment of tobacco products to anyone other than a licensee. Includes e-liquid within the definition of "tobacco products", as used in the cigarette tax and tobacco tax law, thereby making all provisions of the cigarette tax and tobacco tax law that relate to tobacco products applicable to e-liquid as well. Increases the license fee for wholesalers or dealers and the retail tobacco permit fee. (HB2492 HD1)

 

HHS, CPC, FIN

 

 

The following measure(s) were previously heard on February 9, 2018. No public testimony will be accepted.

 

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

 

 

 

 

 

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