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:

Wednesday, February 6, 2019

TIME:

2 p.m.

PLACE:

Conference Room 329

State Capitol

415 South Beretania Street

 

A G E N D A

 

HB 154

Status

RELATING TO SERVICE CONTRACTS.

Clarifies the allowable scope of service contracts regulated by the Insurance Commissioner to include contracts for certain motor vehicle repair and replacement services.

 

CPC, FIN

HB 275

Status

RELATING TO THE DIVISION OF THE CONSUMER ADVOCATE.

Prioritizes the duties of the division of the consumer advocate to proceedings that involve accounting, financing, and utility rates.

 

CPC, FIN

HB 62

Status

RELATING TO MOTOR VEHICLE REPAIRS.

Prohibits vehicle insurers from charging insureds an additional fee for repairs made with original equipment manufacturer parts if the vehicle manufacturer recommends original equipment manufacturer parts.

 

CPC, FIN

HB 65

Status

RELATING TO UNATTENDED VEHICLES.

Amends the maximum charges imposed for tow truck services.

 

CPC, FIN

HB 68

Status

RELATING TO CONSUMER PROTECTION.

Prohibits a merchant from adopting a warranty policy that requires a purchaser to pay an additional fee to obtain a repair, replacement, or refund for goods returned pursuant to the warranty.

 

CPC, JUD

HB 71

Status

RELATING TO SURPLUS LINES.

Amends the calculation of surplus lines insurance premium tax to tax the entirety of the premium using the rate established by Hawaii statute regardless of location of risk.

 

CPC, FIN

HB 77

Status

RELATING TO NOTARIAL ACTS.

Authorizes notaries public to perform remote notarizations under certain circumstances.

 

CPC, JUD

HB 331

Status

RELATING TO TAXATION.

Amends the excise tax rate on large cigars.

 

CPC, FIN

HB 462

Status

RELATING TO THE LANDLORD TENANT CODE.

Exempts the residency or occupancy in a structure or on a property directly controlled, owned, or managed by the Department of Agriculture from the Residential Landlord-Tenant Code.

 

CPC, FIN

HB 702

Status

RELATING TO SATELLITE NAVIGATION TECHNOLOGY.

Prohibits the sale or offering for sale of location data collected using satellite navigation technology without the explicit consent of the individual who is the primary user of the satellite navigation technology-equipped device.

 

CPC, JUD

HB 1467

Status

RELATING TO MOTOR VEHICLES.

Changes the assessment of the state fuel tax from a specified cents per gallon to the greater of a specified cents per gallon or a specified percentage of the wholesale price per gallon to the retailer, subject to a minimum monetary amount of tax based upon the tax paid by certain retailers. Subjects biodiesel oil to the same tax rates and reporting requirements as diesel oil.

 

CPC, FIN

 

 

 

 

The following measure(s) were previously heard on Friday, February 1, 2019. No public testimony will be accepted.

 

HB 986

Status

RELATING TO REGULATORY AUTHORITY OF THE INSURANCE COMMISSIONER.

Requires third party administrators to be licensed and regulated by the Insurance Commissioner. Authorizes the Insurance Commissioner to issue targeted variances, waivers, or no-action letters relating to the requirements of chapter 431, Hawaii Revised Statutes.

 

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: 20 copies (including an original) to Room 426 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 586-6170 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