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:

Wednesday, February 21, 2018

TIME:

2:00 P.M.

PLACE:

Conference Room 329

State Capitol

415 South Beretania Street

 

A G E N D A

 

HB 1602, HD1

(HSCR726-18)

Status

RELATING TO OPIOIDS.

Permits the inclusion of a label warning of the risks of addiction and death on the packaging of any opioid drug dispensed by a health care professional or pharmacist. (HB1602 HD1)

 

HHS, CPC

HB 1620, HD1

(HSCR652-18)

Status

RELATING TO MOTOR VEHICLE REPAIRS.

Establishes Vehicle Repair Practices Task Force to study and report, among other things, vehicle repairs made with and insurance coverage of original equipment manufacturer parts or aftermarket parts. (HB1620 HD1)

 

IAC, CPC

HB 1623, HD1

(HSCR5-18)

Status

RELATING TO FRANCHISE INVESTMENT LAW.

Requires franchisees to disclose their non-participation in advertising campaigns of the franchisor in which discounts or promotions are offered. Prohibit franchisors from limiting or restricting the disclosures. (HB1623 HD1)

 

EDB, CPC

HB 1877, HD1

(HSCR612-18)

Status

RELATING TO CONTRACTORS.

Raises the threshold under the contractor licensing law's handyman exemption from $1,000 to an unspecified amount. (HB1877 HD1)

 

LAB, CPC

HB 1880, HD2

(HSCR653-18)

Status

RELATING TO ELECTRICAL CONTRACTORS.

Extends the sunset date of the limited exemption from licensing requirements for electrical contractors who are retained by a public utility within the State to perform high voltage (600 volts or higher) electrical work and are deemed qualified by the public utility. (HB1880 HD2)

 

LAB, IAC, CPC

HB 1950, HD2

(HSCR750-18)

Status

RELATING TO THE PRACTICE OF PHARMACY.

Amends the definition of "practice of pharmacy" to expand the scope of services and specific medications that pharmacists may furnish. Establishes a working group to review the scope of practice of pharmacists and continuing competency requirements for pharmacists. (HB1950 HD2)

 

HHS, IAC, CPC

HB 1966, HD1

(HSCR164-18)

Status

RELATING TO MASSAGE THERAPY.

Exempts individuals and establishments that offer only foot, hand, and outer ear manipulation from massage therapy licensure requirements and related advertising restrictions. (HB1966 HD1)

 

IAC, CPC

HB 2060, HD1

(HSCR162-18)

Status

RELATING TO BOARDS.

Removes the word "Examiners" from the names of the State Board of Chiropractic Examiners, Board of Dental Examiners, Board of Examiners in Optometry, and Board of Veterinary Examiners. Renames the boards with titles that more accurately reflect their scope and duties. (HB2060 HD1)

 

IAC, CPC

HB 2061, HD1

(HSCR651-18)

Status

RELATING TO PRIVATE DETECTIVES AND GUARDS.

Prohibits private detectives and guards from self-identifying as law enforcement officers, police, or police officers and from wearing or using any badge, uniform, equipment, vehicle, or other accoutrement capable of being associated with that of a law enforcement officer employed by a government law enforcement organization. (HB2061 HD1)

 

IAC/PBS, CPC

HB 2143, HD1

(HSCR426-18)

Status

RELATING TO BEHAVIOR ANALYSIS SERVICES.

Clarifies the scope of practice of behavior analysis. Clarifies who may provide behavior analysis and applied behavior analysis services regardless of licensure status, including licensed individuals working within an overlapping scope of practice, individuals supervised by a licensed professional of an overlapping scope of practice, and caregivers. (HB2143 HD1)

 

HHS, CPC

HB 2149, HD1

(HSCR654-18)

Status

RELATING TO DENTISTRY.

Amends the ethics training requirement for dentists in the continuing education program to be six hours of ethics training within the previous two years. (HB2149 HD1)

 

HHS, IAC, CPC

HB 2208, HD1

(HSCR532-18)

Status

RELATING TO ASSOCIATION HEALTH PLANS.

Requires association health plan policies to comply with the laws of this State regardless of the association's domicile. Enables certain voluntary associations, including employer associations that issue association health plans, to qualify for authorization to transact insurance in the State. (HB2208 HD1)

 

HHS, CPC

HB 2349, HD1

(HSCR656-18)

Status

RELATING TO CITATIONS FOR MOTOR VEHICLE REPAIR VIOLATIONS.

Authorizes the issuance of a citation for specific violations of the motor vehicle repair laws and rules by licensees. Sets forth a process for licensees to contest the citation and provides for the assessment of fines for each violation. (HB2349 HD1)

 

IAC, CPC

HB 2435, HD1

(HSCR669-18)

Status

RELATING TO MOTOR CARRIERS.

Clarifies that "rates" for purposes of Hawaii's Motor Carrier Law means only charges for the provision of transportation by motor carrier when transportation is provided as one part of a package that includes other services. (HB2435 HD1)

 

TRN, CPC

HB 2526, HD1

(HSCR561-18)

Status

RELATING TO HEALTH.

Authorizes a pharmacy to provide a customized patient medication package to any patient of an institutional facility or any member of the general public upon consent, with a valid prescription, and in compliance with labeling and dispensing requirements. (HB2526 HD1)

 

HHS, CPC

HB 2578, HD1

(HSCR231-18)

Status

RELATING TO PHYSICIAN ASSISTANTS.

Requires continuing education for physician assistants to renew their licenses. Prohibits the Hawaii Medical Board from requiring a physician assistant to maintain or receive certification by the National Commission of Certification of Physician Assistants to satisfy the requirement for continuing education or for license renewal. (HB2578 HD1)

 

HHS, CPC

HB 2631, HD1

(HSCR344-18)

Status

RELATING TO THE ELECTRONIC PRESCRIPTION ACCOUNTABILITY SYSTEM.

Enhances the electronic prescription accountability system to inform prescribers of the percentile ranking of their opiate prescription practices as compared to their peers. (HB2631 HD1)

 

HHS, CPC

HB 2651, HD1

(HSCR749-18)

Status

RELATING TO WIRELESS BROADBAND FACILITIES.

Establishes a process to upgrade and support next-generation wireless broadband infrastructure throughout the State. Establishes a permitting, application, review, and approval process for broadband or wireless service providers to install broadband or wireless facilities on state or county solely-owned utility poles, or install associated utility poles, in the right of way. Applies to permit applications filed with the State or county after 12/31/2018. (HB2651 HD1)

 

IAC, CPC

HB 2741, HD1

(HSCR530-18)

Status

RELATING TO MEDICAL CANNABIS.

Establishes the medical cannabis insurance reimbursement working group to address the complexities surrounding the topic of making medical cannabis reimbursable by health insurance. (HB2741 HD1)

 

HHS, CPC

HB 1908, HD1

(HSCR597-18)

Status

RELATING TO FIREARMS.

Prohibits multiburst trigger activators. (HB1908 HD1)

 

JUD, CPC

 

 

 

 

DECISION MAKING TO FOLLOW

 

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Rep. Roy M. Takumi

Chair