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

 

 

AMENDED NOTICE OF HEARING

 

DATE:

Wednesday, February 13, 2019

TIME:

2 p.m.

PLACE:

Conference Room 329

State Capitol

415 South Beretania Street

 

A M E N D E D A G E N D A

 

The following measure(s) has been ADDED to the agenda: HB838

 

 

HB 23, HD1

(HSCR51)

Status

RELATING TO CONDOMINIUMS.

Requires a disaster preparedness plan to accompany each declaration for a new condominium property regime submitted for recordation after December 31, 2019. Requires each managing agent for each condominium property regime created before January 1, 2020, to prepare a disaster preparedness plan. (HB23 HD1)

 

PVM, CPC, FIN

HB 582, HD1

(HSCR30)

Status

RELATING TO HEALTH.

Establishes and amends provisions relating to the care of the elderly and disabled in state-licensed care facilities. (HB582 HD1)

 

HLT/HSH, CPC, FIN

HB 935, HD1

(HSCR181)

Status

RELATING TO HEALTH.

Clarifies the scope and practice of physician assistants in the State. Amends the Hawaii Medical Board membership to include two physician assistants. Expands bases to revoke or suspend a physician or surgeon's license. Makes conforming amendments. (HB935 HD1)

 

HLT/IAC, CPC, FIN

HB 276, HD1

(HSCR182)

Status

RELATING TO FLAVORED TOBACCO PRODUCTS.

Bans the sale of flavored tobacco products except for menthol or mentholated products. Prohibits mislabeling of e-liquid products containing nicotine. Establishes fines and penalties for violations. Effective 7/1/2050. (HB276 HD1)

 

HLT, CPC, FIN

HB 387, HD1

(HSCR183)

Status

RELATING TO HEALTH.

Prohibits the shipment of tobacco products, and the transport of tobacco products ordered or purchased through a remote sale, to anyone other than a licensee. Increases the license fee for wholesalers or dealers and the retail tobacco permit fee. Increases the excise tax for each cigarette sold, used, or possessed by a wholesaler or dealer. Increases the excise tax on the wholesale price of each article or item of tobacco products sold by the wholesaler or dealer. (HB387 HD1)

 

HLT, CPC, FIN

HB 469, HD1

(HSCR178)

Status

RELATING TO HEARING AIDS.

Requires health insurance policies and contracts issued after 12/31/19 to provide coverage for the cost of hearing aids for each hearing-impaired ear every thirty-six months in their base plans. (HB469 HD1)

 

HLT, CPC, FIN

HB 687, HD1

(HSCR176)

Status

RELATING TO HEALTH COVERAGE FOR PORT-WINE STAINS.

Mandates coverage for medically necessary treatment of port-wine stains including laser surgery, remediation, and any necessary post-acute medical services under accident and health or sickness and mutual benefit society's policies. (HB687 HD1)

 

HLT, CPC, FIN

HB 1363, HD1

(HSCR179)

Status

RELATING TO NURSES.

Establishes a study to identify issues that may arise if the State joins the Nurse Licensure Compact. (HB1363 HD1)

 

HLT/IAC, CPC, FIN

HB 1448, HD1

(HSCR155)

Status

RELATING TO HEALTH.

Establishes a working group to evaluate current behavioral health care and related system gaps related to the continuum of care for persons experiencing substance abuse, mental health conditions, and homelessness. Makes an appropriation. (HB1448 HD1)

 

HLT/HSH, CPC, FIN

HB 1451, HD1

(HSCR48)

Status

RELATING TO HOMELESSNESS.

Extends the Emergency Department Homelessness Assessment Pilot Program and the Medical Respite Pilot Program to June 30, 2020. (HB1451 HD1)

 

HSH/HLT, CPC, FIN

HB 900, HD1

(HSCR180)

Status

RELATING TO VACCINATIONS.

Authorizes pharmacists to administer vaccines to persons between eleven and seventeen years pursuant to a valid prescription. Specifies requirements pharmacists must meet prior to administering any vaccine to a person between eleven and seventeen years. (HB900 HD1)

 

HLT/IAC, CPC, FIN

HB 1464, HD1

(HSCR150)

Status

RELATING TO HEALTH.

Requires the Insurance Commissioner to perform a study on capitated payment rates in Hawaii that compares the payment model in Hawaii with the payment models in other states. (HB1464 HD1)

 

HLT, CPC, FIN

HB 562, HD1

(HSCR7)

Status

RELATING TO CONSTRUCTION WASTE.

Requires the Department of Health to convene a construction waste reuse and recycling working group to determine how to implement a requirement for the reuse, recycling, or donation of construction waste. (HB562 HD1)

 

EEP, CPC, FIN

HB 855, HD1

(HSCR128)

Status

RELATING TO CLEAN ENERGY FINANCING.

Amends and expands the purpose of the Building Energy Efficiency Revolving Loan Fund to a Clean Energy Revolving Loan Fund. Transfers administration of the Clean Energy Revolving Loan Fund to the Hawaii Green Infrastructure Authority. (HB855 HD1)

 

EEP, CPC, FIN

HB 394

(HSCR49)

Status

RELATING TO HIGHWAY BEAUTIFICATION.

Makes the motor vehicle registration fee for U-drive motor vehicles consistent with the fee for all other motor vehicles. Makes any county ordinance that increases a motor vehicle registration fee applicable to U-drive vehicles.

 

TRN, CPC, FIN

HB 1584, HD1

(HSCR220)

Status

RELATING TO CARBON EMISSIONS.

Appropriates funds to the University of Hawaii to conduct a comprehensive study of a statewide carbon tax. (HB1584 HD1)

 

EEP, CPC, FIN

HB 92

Status

RELATING TO FIDUCIARY ACCESS TO DIGITAL ASSETS.

Gives various types of fiduciaries access to the digital assets of the principal.

 

CPC, JUD

HB 93

Status

RELATING TO DIGITAL MEDIA.

Defines digital media account. Prohibits contracts that prohibit, limit, or restrict the transfer of a digital media account upon the account holder's death, and provides for the transfer of a decedent's digital media account to a devisee or heir.

 

CPC, JUD

HB 66, HD1

(HSCR240)

Status

RELATING TO ATHLETE AGENTS.

Adopts the Revised Uniform Athlete Agents Act. Expands the definition of "athlete agent" to include individuals who, for compensation, serve a student athlete as a financial advisor or business manager. Requires reciprocity for athlete agents who are registered in more than one state. Strengthens requirements for athlete agent contracts. Strengthens requirements under which athlete agents shall notify the student athlete's educational institution. (HB66 HD1)

 

IAC, CPC, FIN

HB 838, HD1

(HSCR209)

Status

RELATING TO CONTRACTORS.

Exempts an eleemosynary organization that meets certain conditions from licensure and other requirements of a contractor. (HB838 HD1)

 

LAB, 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.

 

 

 

 

 

 

________________________________________

Rep. Roy M. Takumi

Chair