STAND. COM. REP. NO. 1595
RE: S.B. No. 385
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 S.B. No. 385, S.D. 1, H.D. 1, entitled:
"A BILL FOR AN ACT RELATING TO PROFESSIONAL AND VOCATIONAL LICENSING,"
begs leave to report as follows:
The purpose of this measure is to repeal statutory provisions that establish default on student loans, student loan repayment contracts, and scholarship contracts as grounds for mandatory denial, revocation, suspension, and denial of renewal of professional and vocational licensees.
The Hawaii Veterinary Medical Association submitted testimony in support of this measure. The Professional and Vocational Licensing Division of the Department of Commerce and Consumer Affairs offered comments on this measure.
Your Committee has amended this measure by making technical, nonsubstantive amendments for clarity, consistency, and style.
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 S.B. No. 385, S.D. 1, H.D. 1, as amended herein, and recommends that it be referred to your Committee on Finance in the form attached hereto as S.B. No. 385, S.D. 1, H.D. 2.
Respectfully submitted on behalf of the members of the Committee on Consumer Protection & Commerce,
ROY M. TAKUMI, Chair