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 20, 2019

TIME:

2:00 p.m.

PLACE:

Conference Room 329

State Capitol

415 South Beretania Street

 

A G E N D A

 

HB 270, HD1

(HSCR410)

Status

RELATING TO REBUILT VEHICLES.

Expands the definition of "rebuilt vehicle" to include vehicles that have been rebuilt after flood damage and material damage to the vehicle's electronics. (HB270 HD1)

 

IAC, CPC

HB 323, HD1

(HSCR295)

Status

RELATING TO MOTOR VEHICLE REGISTRATION.

Classifies certain former military vehicles as special interest vehicles. Enables owners of former military vehicles to apply for registration. Makes conforming amendments. (HB323 HD1)

 

TRN, CPC

HB 764

(HSCR288)

Status

RELATING TO MOTOR VEHICLE INSURANCE.

Clarifies that the requirement for a motor vehicle insurer to maintain a complete sales and claims service office does not apply to the county of Kalawao.

 

TRN, CPC

HB 267, HD1

(HSCR402)

Status

RELATING TO PRESCRIPTION DRUGS.

Requires that if a proposed increase in the wholesale price of certain drugs would result in a 16% or more price increase over a 2‑year period, the drug manufacturer shall notify various drug insurance providers. (HB267 HD1)

 

HLT, CPC

HB 303, HD1

(HSCR593)

Status

RELATING TO OCCUPATIONAL HEALTH AND SAFETY.

Creates a Patient Lift Task Force to address employee health and safety in lifting and transporting patients in a hospital setting. Requires a report, including proposed legislation, to the Legislature. (HB303 HD1)

 

HLT, CPC

HB 314, HD1

(HSCR656)

Status

RELATING TO GIFT CERTIFICATES.

Requires a certificate issuer to redeem the remaining value of a gift certificate for cash if the gift certificate has a value less than $5. (HB314 HD1)

 

EDB, CPC

HB 214, HD1

(HSCR424)

Status

RELATING TO DISINTERMENT OF HUMAN BODIES.

Allows private cemeteries in good standing with the Department of Commerce and Consumer Affairs to disinter and reinter human bodies within the same cemetery without filing an application for a permit with the Department of Health. (HB214 HD1)

 

HLT, CPC

HB 221, HD1

(HSCR430)

Status

RELATING TO DENTAL ASSISTANTS.

Requires the Board of Dentistry to adopt rules for the regulation of dental assistants using certification options based on education level and permitted duties. Requires the Board to report to the legislature. (HB221 HD1)

 

HLT/IAC, CPC

HB 252

(HSCR431)

Status

RELATING TO SPEECH PATHOLOGY.

Establishes a provisional license for speech pathologists. Takes effect on 10/01/19.

 

HLT/IAC, CPC

HB 666, HD1

(HSCR668)

Status

RELATING TO HEALTH.

Establishes a comprehensive healthcare task force to study and report on specified major issues relating to healthcare. (HB666 HD1)

 

HLT, CPC

HB 1583, HD2

(HSCR445)

Status

RELATING TO ELECTRIC GRID RESILIENCY.

Requires the Department of Education to establish a pilot program in 4 schools to install renewable energy systems capable of providing backup power in the event of a natural disaster or other similar emergency. Requires the Public Utilities Commission to consider in its current and ongoing proceedings ways to incentivize the implementation of renewable energy systems in public schools. (HB1583 HD2)

 

EEP, LHE, CPC

HB 1305, HD1

(HSCR268)

Status

RELATING TO MUTUAL ASSISTANCE AGREEMENT.

Authorizes the State and electrical utilities to enter into a mutual assistance agreement with an out-of-state utility to assist in the restoration of electrical power following a natural disaster or emergency. (HB1305 HD1)

 

EEP, CPC

HB 69

Status

RELATING TO CONTRACTORS.

Raises the threshold under the contractor licensing law's handyman exemption from $1,000 to $1,500 and makes it applicable only to the cost of labor.

 

CPC

HB 144

(HSCR417)

Status

RELATING TO COFFEE LABELING.

Requires coffee blend labels to disclose regional origins and percent by weight of the blended coffees. Prohibits using geographic origins of coffee in labeling or advertising for roasted or instant coffee that contains less than 51 percent coffee by weight from that geographic origin.

 

AGR, CPC

HB 556, HD1

(HSCR396)

Status

RELATING TO ENERGY EFFICIENCY.

Requires the Department of Business, Economic Development, and Tourism to adopt state appliance efficiency standards. (HB556 HD1)

 

EEP/EDB, CPC

HB 1109, HD1

(HSCR242)

Status

RELATING TO PUBLIC ACCOUNTANCY.

Establishes procedures and eligibility criteria for a privilege to practice public accountancy in this State for public accountants and certified public accountants licensed in another state with comparable education, examination, and experience requirements. Subjects all holders of a privilege to practice to the regulatory and enforcement jurisdiction of the Board of Accountancy. (HB1109 HD1)

 

IAC, CPC

HB 760, HD1

(HSCR520)

Status

RELATING TO CONSUMER PROTECTION.

Requires full-service franchise restaurants to disclose their non-participation in national advertising campaigns that offer a promotion or discount with a sign at the entrance or storefront, unless the franchisor's advertisement states that the discount or promotion does not apply to the franchisee's restaurant. (HB760 HD1)

 

EDB, CPC

 

 

 

 

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