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, March 11, 2020

TIME:

2:00 pm

PLACE:

Conference Room 329

State Capitol

415 South Beretania Street

 

A G E N D A

 

SB 2512, SD1

(SSCR3236)

Status

RELATING TO VETERINARY MEDICINE.

Prohibits the owner of an animal, and the owner's employees, from performing any surgical procedure, including but not limited to surgical birth, ear cropping, tail docking, or debarking on the animal without being licensed as a veterinarian. Makes intentionally or knowingly performing any surgical procedure on a pet animal by any person not licensed as a veterinarian guilty of a class C felony. Specifies that accepted veterinary practices and cropping or docking as customarily practiced, shall not be considered cruelty to animals in the first degree if performed by a licensed veterinarian. (SD1)

 

CPC, JUD

SB 2513, SD1

(SSCR3090)

Status

RELATING TO ANIMAL CRUELTY.

Includes use of a castration band to inhumanely neuter a dog, cat, or other pet animal, excluding caged birds, under the offense of cruelty to animals in the second degree. (SD1)

 

CPC, JUD

SB 2647, SD2

(SSCR3309)

Status

RELATING TO THE HAWAII PUBLIC HOUSING AUTHORITY.

Establishes the landlord incentive program special fund to reimburse land owners who participate in the section 8 housing choice voucher program for repair costs of tenant-caused property damage when the repair costs exceed the tenant's security deposit. Makes an appropriation. Effective 7/1/2050. (SD2)

 

CPC, FIN

SB 2875

(SSCR2904)

Status

RELATING TO MIXED MARTIAL ARTS.

Allows mixed martial arts promoters to pay fighters with cash.

 

CPC, FIN

SB 2876, SD1

(SSCR2942)

Status

RELATING TO INSURANCE.

Amends various portions of Hawaii Revised Statutes title 24 to update and improve existing Insurance Code provisions. (SD1)

 

CPC, FIN

SB 2884, SD1

(SSCR3120)

Status

RELATING TO THE PUBLIC UTILITIES COMMISSION SPECIAL FUND CARRYOVER BALANCE.

Increases the balance that may be retained in the public utilities commission special fund at the end of each fiscal year from $1,000,000 to $3,000,000. Effective 7/1/2050. (SD1)

 

CPC, FIN

SB 2227, SD2

(SSCR3181)

Status

RELATING TO ELECTRONIC SMOKING PRODUCTS.

Makes it unlawful for any person other than a licensed tobacco retailer to receive any shipment of e-liquids or electronic smoking devices. Requires that e-liquid and electronic smoking devices be included 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 on excise taxes on tobacco products to fund health education, prevention, and nicotine cessation programs for youth, regarding the risks and dangers of the use of electronic smoking devices. Repeals certain provisions of the Hawaii Revised Statutes relating to electronic smoking devices. Effective 6/18/2050. (SD2)

 

CPC, JUD, FIN

SB 2228, SD2

(SSCR3256)

Status

RELATING TO FLAVORED PRODUCTS FOR ELECTRONIC SMOKING DEVICES.

Establishes the offense of unlawful shipment of e-liquid products. Beginning July 1, 2020, prohibits the sale of flavored products for electronic smoking devices, the mislabeling of e-liquid products containing nicotine, and the sale of tobacco products other than through retail sales via a direct, in-person exchange between a retailer and consumer. Establishes penalties. Includes e-liquid and electronic smoking devices containing e-liquid within the definition of "tobacco products", as used in the cigarette tax and tobacco tax law. Effective 7/1/2023. (SD2)

 

CPC, JUD, FIN

 

 

 

 

DECISION MAKING TO FOLLOW

 

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Rep. Roy M. Takumi

Chair