HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

THE THIRTIETH LEGISLATURE

REGULAR SESSION OF 2020

 

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:

Thursday, January 30, 2020

TIME:

2:30 pm

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 DELETED from the agenda: HB2316, HB2323, HB2324, HB2325

 

HB 1674

Status

RELATING TO SECONDHAND DEALERS.

Clarifies that the secondhand dealers law applies to a secondhand dealer's operation of an automated recycling kiosk.

 

CPC, JUD

HB 1724

Status

RELATING TO GIFT CERTIFICATES.

Clarifies that certain county-issued cards and certificates are not subject to the State's unfair and deceptive practices regulations related to gift certificates.

 

CPC, FIN

HB 1756

Status

RELATING TO THE STATE FIRE CODE.

Amends the process for adoption of the state fire code to conform with other Hawaii state building codes.

 

CPC, JUD

HB 1757

Status

RELATING TO FIRE PROTECTION.

Establishes a tax credit of 30% of the actual cost, including installation, materials, water and permitting fees, and any related charges, of an automatic fire sprinkler system in any one- and two-family dwelling in a structure used only for residential purposes. Sunsets 6/30/2030.

 

CPC, FIN

HB 1803

Status

RELATING TO NOTARIAL ACTS.

Codifies into Hawaii's existing notary public law relevant portions of the Revised Uniform Law on Notarial Act, including provisions to allow notarial acts utilizing electronic documents with electronic signatures and seal, without requiring the signatory to be physically present before the notary public.

 

CPC, JUD, FIN

HB 1882

Status

RELATING TO NONDEPOSITORY TRUSTS.

Establishes provisions concerning nondepository trust companies.

 

CPC, FIN

HB 1884

Status

RELATING TO THE MODEL STATE RIGHT-TO-REPAIR LAW.

Requires original equipment manufacturers of digital electronic equipment to make documentation, parts, and tools available to independent repair providers and owners for the purposes of diagnosis, maintenance, and repair on fair and reasonable terms.

 

CPC, JUD

HB 2162

Status

RELATING TO TOWING.

Clarifies meaning of existing statute relating to towing of abandoned vehicles by adding definitions; requires tow and storage companies to accept credit cards; includes penalties consistent with unfair practices per Section , Hawaii Revised Statutes.

 

CPC, JUD

HB 2316

Status

RELATING TO THE CONTRACTORS RECOVERY FUND.

Increases the monetary amount an injured homeowner may recover from the Contractors Recovery Fund.

 

CPC, FIN

HB 2319

Status

RELATING TO MIXED MARTIAL ARTS.

Allows mixed martial arts promoters to pay fighters with cash.

 

CPC, FIN

HB 2320

Status

RELATING TO INSURANCE.

Amends various portions of Hawaii Revised Statutes title 24 to update and improve existing Insurance Code provisions.

 

CPC, FIN

HB 2323

Status

RELATING TO THE MORTGAGE LOAN RECOVERY FUND.

Expands the pool of persons eligible to receive restitution from the Mortgage Loan Recovery Fund.

 

CPC, FIN

HB 2324

Status

RELATING TO STATE SERVICE FEES.

Applies section 92-28, Hawaii Revised Statutes, to all fees collected by the Department of Commerce and Consumer Affairs.

 

CPC, FIN

HB 2325

Status

RELATING TO THE PEER REVIEW OVERSIGHT COMMITTEE.

Clarifies the role of the Board of Public Accountancy in selecting members to serve on the Board's Peer Review Oversight Committee.

 

CPC, FIN

HB 2346

Status

RELATING TO TOBACCO PRODUCTS.

Establishes the offense of unlawful shipment of tobacco products. Includes e-liquid and electronic smoking devices within the definition of "tobacco products", as used in the cigarette tax and tobacco tax law. Increases the license fee for persons engaged as a wholesaler or dealer of cigarettes and tobacco products. Increases the retail tobacco permit fee for retailers engaged in the retail sale of cigarettes and tobacco products. Allocates a portion of funds collected from excise taxes on tobacco products to health education and prevention programs about the risks and dangers of the use of electronic smoking devices for youth. Repeals certain provisions of the Hawaii Revised Statutes relating to electronic smoking devices. Effective January 1, 2021.

 

CPC, JUD, FIN

HB 2368

Status

RELATING TO RENTAL MOTOR VEHICLE MARKETPLACE FACILITATORS.

Deems rental motor vehicle marketplace facilitators to be the lessors and operators for purposes of rental motor vehicle and tour vehicle surcharge tax under chapter 251, 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.

 

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Rep. Roy M. Takumi

Chair