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:

Tuesday, February 25, 2020

TIME:

2:00 pm

PLACE:

Conference Room 329

State Capitol

415 South Beretania Street

 

A G E N D A

 

HB 1242, HD1

(HSCR351-20)

Status

RELATING TO RENEWABLE ENERGY.

Establishes renewable portfolio standards for gas. Provides means for gas utility companies to achieve the renewable portfolio standards for gas. Requires the public utilities commission (PUC) to conduct a study of the renewable portfolio standards. Appropriates funds to PUC to contract with the University of Hawaii to perform the study. Effective 7/1/2050. (HD1)

 

EEP, CPC

HB 1602

Status

RELATING TO HUMAN REMAINS.

Includes the use of alkaline hydrolysis and natural organic reduction as methods for the disposal of human remains. Amends the procedures for the resolution of disputes regarding the right of disposition, the right to rely and act upon written instructions in a funeral service agreement or similar document, and provisions for the disposition of a decedent's remains and recovery of reasonable expenses to include hydrolysis facilities and natural organic reduction facilities.

 

CPC

HB 1805

Status

RELATING TO PRESCRIPTION DRUGS.

Requires drug manufacturers to notify prescription drug benefit plans and pharmacy benefit managers if a proposed increase in the wholesale price of certain drugs would result in a sixteen per cent or more price increase over a two‑year period. Requires the drug manufacturer to identify and report to the insurance commissioner information on certain drugs whose wholesale acquisition cost increases by a certain amount during a specified time frame.

 

CPC

HB 1659, HD2

(HSCR530-20)

Status

RELATING TO HEALTH.

Authorizes a pharmacy to provide a customized patient medication package to any patient of an institutional facility or any member of the general public upon consent, with a valid prescription, and in compliance with labeling and dispensing requirements. Takes effect 07/01/2050. (HD2)

 

HLT, CPC

HB 1604, HD1

(HSCR652-20)

Status

RELATING TO CONSUMER PROTECTION.

Requires retailers of household appliances to conspicuously display available energy efficiency rebates funded by the public benefits fee and state-specific energy operation costs. Takes effect on 7/1/2112. (HD1)

 

EDB/EEP, CPC

HB 1809, HD1

(HSCR546-20)

Status

RELATING TO CONSUMER PROTECTION.

Prohibits residential contractors from offering to pay, in any monetary form, a homeowners insurance deductible as an incentive to encourage the homeowner to hire the contractor. Allows an insured to rescind a contract to repair or replace roof systems or other exterior work within five business days of receiving notice from a homeowners insurer that all or part of the claim or contract is not a covered loss under an homeowners insurance policy. Authorizes the Contractors License Board to suspend, revoke, or refuse to renew the license of any contractor acting as a public adjuster. Effective 7/1/2050. (HD1)

 

IAC, CPC

HB 1762, HD1

(HSCR82-20)

Status

RELATING TO PUBLIC SAFETY.

Requires the sellers of residential real property to provide smoke alarms in the building. Takes effect on 7/1/2025. (HD1)

 

HSG, CPC

 

 

 

 

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