HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

THE THIRTIETH LEGISLATURE

REGULAR SESSION OF 2019

 

COMMITTEE ON CONSUMER PROTECTION & COMMERCE

Rep. Roy M. Takumi, Chair

Rep. Linda Ichiyama, Vice Chair

 

Rep. Henry J.C. Aquino

Rep. Sam Satoru Kong

Rep. Della Au Belatti

Rep. John M. Mizuno

Rep. Rida Cabanilla Arakawa

Rep. Richard H.K. Onishi

Rep. Romy M. Cachola

Rep. Lauren Matsumoto

Rep. Sharon E. Har

 

 

NOTICE OF HEARING

 

DATE:

Tuesday, February 5, 2019

TIME:

2 p.m.

PLACE:

Conference Room 329

State Capitol

415 South Beretania Street

 

A G E N D A

 

HB 61

Status

RELATING TO CONDOMINIUMS.

Establishes the priority to be applied to a common expense payment by a unit owner that is made in excess of common expense payments owed.

 

CPC, JUD

HB 76

Status

RELATING TO NONJUDICIAL FORECLOSURES.

Provides an explicit grant of power of sale to condominium associations and planned community associations for the purposes of enforcing association liens under the power of sale procedures in state foreclosure law.

 

CPC, JUD

HB 289

Status

RELATING TO REAL PROPERTY.

Requires that public notice for power of sale and tax lien foreclosures contain a provision regarding the prospect of obtaining a title insurance policy from a title insurance company.

 

CPC, JUD

HB 301

Status

RELATING TO HOMEOWNERS' ASSOCIATIONS.

Prohibits a homeowners' association from requiring a unit owner to pay the full amount claimed by the association prior to the unit owner's filing of a claim against the association in court or requiring the association to mediate, if the dispute concerns the unit owner's construction of a nonconforming structure.

 

CPC, JUD

HB 302

Status

RELATING TO HOMEOWNERS ASSOCIATIONS.

Requires the Auditor to conduct a study, including a cost analysis, on the necessity and feasibility of establishing an agency within the Department of Commerce and Consumer Affairs to regulate homeowners associations, and to submit a report of its progress to the Legislature prior to the 2020 Regular Session.

 

CPC, FIN

HB 347

Status

RELATING TO CONDOMINIUMS.

Amends the requirements for a condominium association's standard proxy form by deleting the option for a condominium owner to give the proxy to the board as a whole.

 

CPC, JUD

HB 763

Status

RELATING TO CONDOMINIUMS.

Clarifies that condominium associations may invest in government money market funds.

 

CPC, FIN

HB 811

Status

RELATING TO CONDOMINIUMS.

Revives for 1 year specified sections of repealed chapter 514A, HRS, to allow developers whose condominium property regimes were issued an effective date pursuant to sections 514A-40 and 514A-41, HRS, to update their public reports without revising any of the associated documents and have their public reports and disclosure abstracts treated as non-expiring developer's public reports under part IV of chapter 514B, HRS.

 

CPC, JUD

HB 931

Status

RELATING TO THE LANDLORD-TENANT CODE.

Prohibits landlords from recovering possession of dwelling unit from tenants if habitability of premises is significantly impaired. Sets a tenant's liability for rent if habitability of premises is significantly impaired. Provides remedies for retaliatory evictions.

 

CPC, JUD

HB 1257

Status

RELATING TO CONDOMINIUMS.

Enables condominium associations to adopt rules and regulations that: require unit owners to prohibit smoking inside a condominium unit as part of a lease agreement; and prohibit smoking on a lanai of a condominium unit and in all common elements.

 

CPC

HB 492

Status

RELATING TO THE STATE FIRE CODE.

Amends the process for adoption of the state fire code to conform with other Hawaii state building codes.

 

CPC, JUD

HB 495

Status

RELATING TO FIRE PROTECTION.

Specifies the allowable fire protection systems certifications that an individual may obtain.

 

CPC

HB 499

Status

RELATING TO FIREWORKS LABELING.

Corrects labeling dimension with regard to fireworks used for display.

 

CPC

HB 502

Status

RELATING TO FIRE PROTECTION.

Establishes a tax credit of 30% of the actual cost, including installation, water meter, and permitting fees, of an automatic fire sprinkler system in any one- and two-family dwelling in a structure used only for residential purposes. Sunsets 6/30/2029.

 

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.

 

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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 586-6170 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