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:

Wednesday, February 12, 2020

TIME:

2:05 pm

PLACE:

Conference Room 329

State Capitol

415 South Beretania Street

 

A G E N D A

 

HB 1789

Status

RELATING TO ASSOCIATIONS.

Authorizes the creation of after-the-fact homeowners associations to collect contributions or association dues for the maintenance of common areas.

 

CPC, FIN

HB 2161

Status

RELATING TO CONDOMINIUMS.

Clarifies that all condominiums may amend their declarations by the vote or written consent of owners representing at least sixty-seven per cent of the common interest, unless amended by the unit owners to require a higher percentage. Clarifies the definition of "tenant" as it relates to those qualified to serve as a member of the board in the event a unit is owned by a corporation, partnership, or limited liability company. Limits defamation actions against an association, board of directors, association director, officer, attorney, or other association representative. Clarifies provisions concerning the installation of solar energy devices on common elements or limited common elements.

 

CPC, JUD

HB 2195

Status

RELATING TO CONDOMINIUMS.

Provides that any unit in a development that consists of not more than 2 units and occupied for 1 year by the developer, its successor, or assign as the principal place of residence shall be considered sold for purposes of satisfying a developer's annual report requirement.

 

CPC, FIN

HB 1840

Status

RELATING TO FORECLOSURE.

Requires a mortgagee to record a writ of possession as soon as practicable in land court or the bureau of conveyances.

 

CPC, JUD

HB 2562

Status

RELATING TO COMMON INTEREST COMMUNITIES.

Specifies the manner in which a member of a board of a planned community association or condominium association may resign. Limits a planned community association board's ability to fill a vacancy. Clarifies the right to vote in planned community association matters. Requires any proposal to remove a board member of a planned community association be noticed and the proposal to remove included on the meeting notice, upon 14 days' request by an association member.

 

CPC, JUD

HB 2563

Status

RELATING TO PLANNED COMMUNITY ASSOCIATIONS.

Exempts planned community associations from certain requirements regarding cumulative voting for and the removal of directors under the Hawaii Nonprofit Corporations Act.

 

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.

 

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

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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