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, March 12, 2019

TIME:

2:00pm

PLACE:

Conference Room 329

State Capitol

415 South Beretania Street

 

A G E N D A

 

SB 19, SD2

(SSCR719)

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. Effective 7/1/2050. (SD2)

 

CPC, FIN

SB 25, SD2

(SSCR842)

Status

RELATING TO INSURANCE.

Amends various portions of the Hawaii Insurance Code under title 24, Hawaii Revised Statutes, to update and improve existing Insurance Code provisions. Requirements for proposed name changes and use of a trade name or assumed name effective 10/1/2019. (SD2)

 

CPC, FIN

SB 1210, SD1

(SSCR890)

Status

RELATING TO INSURANCE.

Updates various areas of the State's insurance laws, including: adopting the NAIC's Corporate Governance Annual Disclosure Model Act beginning on 1/1/2020; allowing the department of commerce and consumer affairs and insurance commissioner to determine whether a request to add or change a trade name or assumed name satisfies certain requirements beginning on 10/1/2019; clarifying certain provider reimbursement requirements; moving provisions related to limited benefit health insurance to article 10A, HRS; adopting revisions to the Insurance Holding Company System Regulatory Act beginning on 1/1/2020; providing the insurance commissioner with additional regulatory authority to supervise or liquidate a captive insurer; enabling the insurance division to create stopgap measures to implement the Network Adequacy Model Act; and making various housekeeping amendments. (SD1)

 

CPC, FIN

SB 1211

(SSCR764)

Status

RELATING TO FORMS SUBMITTED TO THE INSURANCE COMMISSIONER.

Removes the requirement that a vehicle protection product warrantor and a service contract provider submit to the Insurance Commissioner a copy of each warranty or service contract form proposed for use in the State.

 

CPC, FIN

SB 1212, SD1

(SSCR785)

Status

RELATING TO REGULATORY AUTHORITY OF THE INSURANCE COMMISSIONER.

Requires third party administrators to be licensed and regulated by the Insurance Commissioner. Effective 1/1/2020. (SD1)

 

CPC, FIN

SB 712, SD2

(SSCR859)

Status

RELATING TO TAXATION.

Clarifies that the definition of "resident person" under the Hawaii Real Property Tax Act does not include foreign partnerships, foreign limited liability partnerships, foreign limited partnerships, or foreign limited liability companies. (SD2)

 

CPC, FIN

SB 148

(SSCR907)

Status

RELATING TO FIRE PROTECTION.

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

 

CPC

SB 772

(SSCR763)

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

SB 767, SD1

(SSCR788)

Status

RELATING TO CONTRACTORS.

Raises the threshold under the contractor licensing law's handyman exemption from $1,000 to $1,500. Requires handymen to provide their name and contact information to the department of commerce and consumer affairs. Requires the department of commerce and consumer affairs to report to the legislature. Sunsets June 30, 2024. Effective July 1, 2050. (SD1)

 

CPC

SB 1288, SD1

(SSCR757)

Status

RELATING TO CONDOMINIUM VOTING.

Permits a condominium board to direct the use of an electronic voting device at any condominium association meeting regardless of whether a secret ballot is used or required. Requires a condominium board to take reasonable steps to ensure secrecy and integrity of the votes, and that an audit trail be available after the meeting. (SD1)

 

CPC, FIN

SB 551, SD1

(SSCR812)

Status

RELATING TO CONDOMINIUMS.

Clarifies that a condominium association may exercise nonjudicial or power of sale foreclosure remedies regardless of the presence or absence of power of sale language in an association's governing documents. Takes effect on 7/1/2050. (SD1)

 

CPC, JUD

SB 1325

(SSCR981)

Status

RELATING TO CONDOMINIUMS.

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

 

CPC, FIN

SB 552, SD1

(SSCR840)

Status

RELATING TO CONDOMINIUMS.

Revives for one year specified sections of the 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. Clarifies that requirements regarding filing of public reports do not apply to duly registered time share projects under certain conditions. (SD1)

 

CPC, JUD

SB 725, SD1

(SSCR762)

Status

RELATING TO CONDOMINIUMS.

Specifies that a condominium association's proxies and ballots may be destroyed ninety days, rather than thirty days, after an association meeting, unless the election is contested, in which case the documents shall be retained until resolution of the contested election. (SD1)

 

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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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