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:

Thursday, February 7, 2019

TIME:

2 p.m.

PLACE:

Conference Room 329

State Capitol

415 South Beretania Street

 

A G E N D A

 

HB 78

Status

RELATING TO THE DIVISION OF CONSUMER ADVOCACY.

Requires the Auditor to conduct a comprehensive management audit of the Department of Commerce and Consumer Affairs' Division of Consumer Advocacy.

 

CPC, FIN

HB 81, HD1

(HSCR20)

Status

RELATING TO CONTRACTORS.

Prohibits the performance of incidental and supplemental work outside the scope of licensure by a specialty contractor on any project requiring the seal or stamp of a licensed structural engineer. Specifies that the performance of work in certain crafts or trades shall not be considered incidental and supplemental. (HB81 HD1)

 

LAB, CPC, FIN

HB 216, HD1

(HSCR29)

Status

RELATING TO HEALTH CARE INSURANCE.

Prohibits a health care insurer from requiring an insured diagnosed with stage two cancer to undergo step therapy prior to covering the insured for the drug prescribed by the insured's health care provider, under certain conditions. Requires analysis and report by State Auditor to determine if federal ACA provisions or state sunrise analysis requirements have been triggered. (HB216 HD1)

 

HLT, CPC, FIN

HB 481, HD1

(HSCR26)

Status

RELATING TO INSURANCE.

Amends the existing health insurance mandate to specify that coverage of low-dose mammography includes coverage for digital mammography and breast tomosynthesis. Requires the State Auditor to perform analysis of new benefits to determine if a statutory sunrise analysis requirement and federal requirements to defray costs of new mandate has been triggered. (HB481 HD1)

 

HLT, CPC, FIN

HB 484, HD1

(HSCR27)

Status

RELATING TO CLINICAL VICTIM SUPPORT SERVICES.

Clarifies that clinical victim support services for victims of sexual violence and abuse are a mental health outpatient services benefit required to be covered under health insurance policies. Requires the State Auditor to conduct analysis to determine if benefits rise to the level of triggering impact assessment report or defrayment per ACA. (HB484 HD1)

 

HLT, CPC, FIN

HB 64

Status

RELATING TO INSURANCE.

Requires the insurance commissioner to establish a working group to examine the potential impacts of requiring real property owners who use online marketplace and hospitality services to lease or rent residential real property as transient accommodations to complete, sign, and file with their property insurers an affidavit regarding fire safety.

 

CPC, FIN

HB 74

Status

RELATING TO MOTOR VEHICLE REGISTRATION.

Allows qualified individuals to secure transfer of a vehicle's certificate of vehicle registration and certificate of ownership upon the death of the registered owner or legal owner of a registered motor vehicle without going through probate.

 

CPC, FIN

HB 75, HD1

(HSCR28)

Status

RELATING TO THE BOARD OF PHARMACY.

Allows the board of pharmacy to approve pilot and demonstration projects for innovative applications in the practice of pharmacy under certain circumstances. (HB75 HD1)

 

HLT, CPC, FIN

HB 1172

Status

RELATING TO LIQUOR LAWS.

Repeals requirement that there be attached a clear and legible notice, placard, or marker upon the faucet, spigot, or outlet wherefrom the draught beer is drawn. Requires definitions adopted by the counties related to stacking of beer to refer to a standard serving of total volume and beer standard size servings to be limited to forty-four ounces of total volume before a customer at any one time.

 

CPC, JUD

 

 

 

 

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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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