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:

Monday, February 10, 2020

TIME:

2:00 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: HB2318

 

 

HB 2315, HD1

(HSCR216-20)

Status

RELATING TO PROFESSIONAL AND VOCATIONAL LICENSING TRUST FUNDS.

Allows the Contractors License Board and Real Estate Commission to adjust, reduce, suspend, or cease collection of recovery fund and education fund fees to maintain a reasonable relation between the fees generated and the cost of services rendered by the funds. Effective 7/1/2050. (HD1)

 

IAC, CPC, FIN

HB 2316, HD1

(HSCR175-20)

Status

RELATING TO THE CONTRACTORS RECOVERY FUND.

Increases the monetary amount an injured homeowner may recover from the Contractors Recovery Fund. Repeals 6/30/2023. Effective 7/1/2050. (HD1)

 

IAC, 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

HB 2321, HD1

(HSCR173-20)

Status

RELATING TO MENTAL HEALTH COUNSELORS.

Clarifies that the practicum internship experience requirement is to be included with the course work in counseling requirement for mental health counselors. Permits applicants to fulfill all or part of their face-to-face clinical supervision requirement by a videoconference service. Effective 7/1/2050. (HD1)

 

IAC, CPC, FIN

HB 2322, HD1

(HSCR176-20)

Status

RELATING TO MASSAGE THERAPY.

Requires the Board of Massage Therapy to adopt and enforce sanitation rules for massage establishments. Repeals existing statutory language that classifies unlicensed activity as a petty misdemeanor in favor of existing statutes that treat unlicensed activity as a misdemeanor. Increases the minimum fine from $100 to $250 and the maximum fine from $1,000 to $2,000 for each violation of the massage therapy laws. Effective 7/1/2050. (HD1)

 

IAC, CPC, FIN

HB 2323, HD1

(HSCR170-20)

Status

RELATING TO THE MORTGAGE LOAN RECOVERY FUND.

Expands the pool of persons eligible to receive restitution from the Mortgage Loan Recovery Fund. Authorizes the Director of Commerce and Consumer Affairs to issue orders for restitution. (HD1)

 

IAC, CPC, FIN

HB 2324, HD1

(HSCR217-20)

Status

RELATING TO STATE SERVICE FEES.

Clarifies that the Department of Commerce and Consumer Affairs is authorized to decrease all service fees collected by the Department, subject to the approval of the Governor. Effective 7/1/2050. (HD1)

 

IAC, CPC, FIN

HB 2325, HD1

(HSCR177-20)

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. Takes effect 7/1/2050. (HD1)

 

IAC, CPC, FIN

HB 2327, HD1

(HSCR172-20)

Status

RELATING TO CEMETERY AUTHORITY EXEMPTION.

Clarifies that churches granted an exemption under section 441-22.1, Hawaii Revised Statutes, are exempt from all requirements of chapter 441, Hawaii Revised Statutes, and that other exempted entities shall comply with any provision of this chapter upon order of the director of commerce and consumer affairs. Takes effect 7/1/2050. (HD1)

 

IAC, CPC, FIN

HB 1651, HD1

(HSCR101-20)

Status

RELATING TO VEHICLE INSPECTIONS.

Codifies certain certification, renewal, and violation processes of vehicle inspectors who conduct vehicle safety inspections under the DOT. Takes effect on 7/1/2050. (HD1)

 

TRN, CPC, FIN

HB 1833, HD1

(HSCR193-20)

Status

RELATING TO PEER-TO-PEER CAR-SHARING.

Authorizes peer-to-peer car-sharing. Effective 7/1/2050. (HD1)

 

TRN, CPC, FIN

HB 1808, HD1

(HSCR102-20)

Status

RELATING TO MOTOR VEHICLES.

Addresses the disposition of salvaged motor vehicles by authorizing the county directors of finance to issue certificates of ownership and salvage certificate to expedite the disposal of the vehicles under specified circumstances. Effective 7/1/2050. (HD1)

 

TRN, CPC, FIN

HB 2002, HD1

(HSCR189-20)

Status

RELATING TO TRANSPORTATION NETWORK COMPANIES.

Establishes requirements and permitting procedures for transportation network companies operating in the State. Makes permanent insurance requirements for transportation network companies and transportation network drivers. Effective 7/1/2050. (HD1)

 

TRN, CPC, FIN

HB 2000, HD1

(HSCR174-20)

Status

RELATING TO COMMERCIAL MOTOR VEHICLES.

Requires the examiner of drivers to disqualify any person from driving a commercial motor vehicle for life if that person uses a commercial motor vehicle in the commission of a felony involving an act or practice of severe forms of trafficking in persons. Effective 7/1/2050. (HD1)

 

IAC, CPC, JUD

HB 2462, HD1

(HSCR247-20)

Status

RELATING TO ELECTRIC VEHICLES.

Establishes an income tax credit of up to $2,500 per new electric vehicle that costs up to $50,000. Sunsets on 12/31/2028. Effective 7/1/2050. (HD1)

 

EEP/TRN, CPC, FIN

HB 2594, HD1

(HSCR178-20)

Status

RELATING TO BLOCKCHAIN TECHNOLOGY.

Requires ETS to establish a blockchain working group to determine a recommended definition for blockchain technology and recommendations for individuals, businesses, and state agencies to use blockchain technology and report to the legislature. Appropriates funds. Effective 7/1/2050. (HD1)

 

IAC, CPC, FIN

HB 1680, HD1

(HSCR169-20)

Status

RELATING TO ENHANCED 911 SERVICES.

Establishes a prepaid wireless E911 surcharge to be imposed on prepaid wireless telecommunications services purchased at a retail transaction. Allows sellers to deduct and retain three per cent of the surcharge for administrative expenses. Requires deposit of the surcharge balance into the enhanced 911 fund. Amends the enhanced 911 surcharge rate. Effective 7/1/2050. (HD1)

 

IAC, CPC, FIN

HB 2413, HD1

(HSCR140-20)

Status

RELATING TO ENERGY.

Requires the Hawaii State Energy Office, in consultation with DOH, to conduct a comprehensive study to determine the best practices for disposal and recycling of discarded clean energy products in the State. Requires an interim report and a final report to the legislature. Appropriates funds for study. Effective 7/1/2050. (HD1)

 

EEP, CPC, FIN

HB 2246, HD1

(HSCR171-20)

Status

RELATING TO TAX RETURN PREPARERS.

Requires each tax return preparer to have a valid preparer tax identification number issued by the Internal Revenue Service and to furnish the preparer's tax identification number on any return or claim for refund if required by DOTAX. Establishes penalties for failure to comply. Authorizes Director of Taxation to file a claim to enjoin a tax return preparer for certain prohibited conduct. Provides that tax return preparers shall not be liable for penalties prior to January 1, 2021. Effective 7/1/2050. (HD1)

 

IAC, CPC, FIN

HB 2340, HD1

(HSCR129-20)

Status

RELATING TO DEAD BODIES.

Clarifies prohibited actions related to anatomical gifts and disposition of bodies. Effective 7/1/2050. (HD1)

 

HLT, CPC, JUD

HB 2098, HD1

(HSCR239-20)

Status

RELATING TO HEALTH.

Requires DHS, upon approval from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, to establish and implement a program for providing home- and community-based services to at-risk individuals having intellectual or developmental disabilities who meet certain criteria. Seeks approval, no later than June 30, 2021, from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services to provide coverage for services established under the program. Appropriates funds. Takes effect on December 31, 2059. (HD1)

 

HSH, CPC, FIN

HB 1520, HD1

(HSCR223)

Status

RELATING TO ENERGY EFFICIENCY.

Requires energy consumption benchmarking for all nonresidential buildings. Requires disclosure of resulting, anonymized and aggregated benchmarking data to a prospective property buyer, lessee, or lender. (HB 1520 HD1)

 

EEP, CPC, FIN

HB 2628, HD1

(HSCR219-20)

Status

RELATING TO A BANK OF THE STATE OF HAWAII.

Directs the Department of Commerce and Consumer Affairs to conduct a comprehensive review of relevant state laws to develop legislation to establish a state-operated bank of the State of Hawaii. Appropriates funds to conduct the review. Effective 7/1/2050. (HD1)

 

IAC, CPC, FIN

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

DECISION MAKING TO FOLLOW

 

The following measure(s) were previously heard on February 6, 2020. No public testimony will be accepted.

 

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

 

 

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