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

 

 

NOTICE OF HEARING

 

DATE:

Thursday, February 6, 2020

TIME:

2:00 pm

PLACE:

Conference Room 329

State Capitol

415 South Beretania Street

 

A G E N D A

 

HB 1943, HD1

(HSCR49-20)

Status

RELATING TO HEALTH.

Provides 12 months of postpartum medical assistance to pregnant women who are ineligible for medical insurance coverage through their employer or medicaid. Takes effect on 7/1/2050. (HD1)

 

HLT, CPC, FIN

HB 2502, HD1

(HSCR51-20)

Status

RELATING TO HEALTH.

Includes the relationship to the existing health care system of an area, including the availability of workforce, as a criterion that the State Health Planning and Development Agency may adopt as part of its certificate of need review. Effective 7/1/2050. (HD1)

 

HLT, CPC, FIN

HB 1797, HD1

(HSCR52-20)

Status

RELATING TO HEALTH.

Authorizes naturopathic physicians to provide written certification to qualifying patients for medical cannabis use. Effective 7/1/2050. (HD1)

 

HLT, CPC, FIN

HB 1796, HD1

(HSCR56-20)

Status

RELATING TO HEALTH.

Established the insulin drug task force within the DCCA to study whether cost-sharing limits should be placed on prescription insulin drugs. Effective 7/1/2050. (HD1)

 

HLT, CPC, FIN

HB 35, HD1

(HSCR53-20)

Status

RELATING TO MENTAL HEALTH.

Authorizes expenditures from the mental health and substance abuse special fund to be used for capital improvement projects. Effective 7/1/2050. (HD1)

 

HLT, CPC, FIN

HB 2186, HD1

(HSCR45-20)

Status

RELATING TO THE UNDERGROUND CONSTRUCTION OF HIGH-VOLTAGE ELECTRIC TRANSMISSION LINES.

Eliminates the requirement for a public utility to seek PUC approval for the underground construction of high-voltage electric transmission lines if certain conditions are met. Takes effect on 7/1/2050. (HD1)

 

EEP, CPC, FIN

HB 2657, HD1

(HSCR31-20)

Status

RELATING TO A COAL-FREE HAWAII.

Prohibits the issuance or renewal of covered source air permits for coal-burning electricity generation facilities after 12/31/2022. Prohibits the approval of a new, modified, or renewed power purchase agreement for electricity generated from coal after 6/30/2020. Takes effect on 7/1/2050. (HD1)

 

EEP, CPC, FIN

HB 2227, HD1

(HSCR32-20)

Status

RELATING TO ENERGY EFFICIENCY.

Authorizes the Chief Energy Officer of the Hawaii State Energy Office to adopt rules to enforce minimum efficiency standards for certain products and establish or amend appliance efficiency standards in certain situations. Regulates the appliance efficiency standards for air purifiers and portable electric spas. Takes effect on 7/1/2050. (HD1)

 

EEP, CPC, FIN

HB 2318, HD1

(HSCR39-20)

Status

RELATING TO HURRICANE PREPAREDNESS.

Establishes the Safe Home Program to provide matching and nonmatching grants for installation of wind resistive devices to single-family, owner-occupied, residential property owners. Creates one temporary position within the Insurance Division of the Department of Commerce and Consumer Affairs to implement and administer the Safe Home Program. Appropriates funds. Effective 7/1/2025. (HD1)

 

HSG, 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: 3 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.

 

 

 

 

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Rep. Roy M. Takumi

Chair