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

 

 

CORRECTED NOTICE OF HEARING

 

DATE:

Wednesday, June 24, 2020

TIME:

10:00 AM

PLACE:

Conference Room 325

State Capitol

415 South Beretania Street

 

A G E N D A

 

THE STATE CAPITOL IS CLOSED TO THE PUBLIC DURING THE ONGOING COVID-19 PANDEMIC

 

In order to comply with social distancing requirements, only written testimony will be accepted.

 

Proceedings will be broadcast and livestreamed via YouTube. Please refer to House of Reps. YouTube.

 

As a precautionary response to COVID-19, the Committee highly recommends that written testimony be submitted to avoid large gatherings of people.

 

SB 2871, SD2, HD1

(HSCR1084-20)

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. Caps the contractors recovery fund, contractors education fund, real estate recovery fund, real estate education fund, and condominium education trust fund at amounts determined biannually by the contractors license board or real estate commission. Effective 7/1/2050. (HD1)

 

IAC, CPC, FIN

SB 2878, HD1

(HSCR1083-20)

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

SB 2877, SD1, HD1

(HSCR1085-20)

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

SB 2424, SD1, HD1

(HSCR1070-20)

Status

RELATING TO THE PRACTICE OF MEDICINE.

Clarifies the definition of the practice of medicine to provide uniformity of practice for both medical physicians and osteopathic physicians. Effective 7/1/2050. (HD1)

 

HLT/IAC, CPC, FIN

SB 2120

(SSCR2970)

Status

RELATING TO GIFT CERTIFICATES.

Clarifies that certain county-issued cards and certificates are not subject to the State's unfair and deceptive practices regulations related to gift certificates.

 

CPC, FIN

SB 2130, SD1

(SSCR2995)

Status

RELATING TO THE STATE FIRE CODE.

Amends the process for adoption of the state fire code to conform with other Hawaii state building codes. (SD1)

 

CPC, JUD

SB 2281, SD1, HD1

(HSCR1093-20)

Status

RELATING TO BEHAVIOR ANALYSTS.

Makes permanent the regulation of behavior analysts. Exempts the behavior analysts licensing program from the auditor's evaluation requirement. Effective 7/1/2050. (HD1)

 

HLT, CPC, FIN

SB 3008, SD1, HD1

(HSCR1053-20)

Status

RELATING TO MEASUREMENT STANDARDS.

Exempts hydrogen fuels from measurement requirements of petroleum products. Effective 7/1/2050. (HD1)

 

EEP, CPC, FIN

SB 2881

(SSCR2948)

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.

 

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:

WEB: For testimony less than 20MB in size, transmit from http://www.capitol.hawaii.gov/submittestimony.aspx; or

PAPER: 1 copies (including an original) to Room 426 in the State Capitol;

FAX: For testimony less than 5 pages in length, transmit to 586-6201 (Oahu) or 1-800-535-3859 (for Neighbor Islander without a computer to submit testimony through the Web).

 

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