STAND. COM. REP. NO. 253
RE: H.B. No. 64
Honorable Scott K. Saiki
Speaker, House of Representatives
Thirtieth State Legislature
Regular Session of 2019
State of Hawaii
Your Committee on Consumer Protection & Commerce, to which was referred H.B. No. 64 entitled:
"A BILL FOR AN ACT RELATING TO INSURANCE,"
begs leave to report as follows:
The purpose of this measure is to establish a working group within the Insurance Division of the Department of Commerce and Consumer Affairs to examine the potential impacts of requiring any real property owner who leases or rents residential real property as a transient accommodation to self-certify the fire safety of the property with the property insurer.
Your Committee has amended this measure by:
(1) Specifying that the working group is established within the Department of Commerce and Consumer Affairs, instead of within the Insurance Division;
(2) Specifying that the Director of Commerce and Consumer Affairs, or the Director's designee, shall chair the working group and that the Director shall appoint the other members of the working group instead of the Insurance Commissioner;
(3) Making an appropriation for an unspecified amount; and
(4) Changing its effective date to July 1, 2050, to promote further discussion.
As affirmed by the record of votes of the members of your Committee on Consumer Protection & Commerce that is attached to this report, your Committee is in accord with the intent and purpose of H.B. No. 64, as amended herein, and recommends that it pass Second Reading in the form attached hereto as H.B. No. 64, H.D. 1, and be referred to your Committee on Finance.
Respectfully submitted on behalf of the members of the Committee on Consumer Protection & Commerce,
ROY M. TAKUMI, Chair