HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

THE THIRTIETH LEGISLATURE

REGULAR SESSION OF 2020

 

COMMITTEE ON INTRASTATE COMMERCE

Rep. Takashi Ohno, Chair

Rep. Dale T. Kobayashi, Vice Chair

 

Rep. Cedric Asuega Gates

Rep. Gregg Takayama

Rep. Sam Satoru Kong

Rep. Bob McDermott

Rep. Scott Y. Nishimoto

 

 

AMENDED NOTICE OF HEARING

 

DATE:

Tuesday, February 4, 2020

TIME:

9:30 a.m.

PLACE:

Conference Room 430

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: HB2626

 

HB 1680

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.

 

IAC, CPC, FIN

HB 2000

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.

 

IAC, CPC, JUD

HB 2246

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. Provides that tax return preparers shall not be liable for penalties prior to January 1, 2021.

 

IAC, CPC, FIN

HB 2315

Status

RELATING TO PROFESSIONAL AND VOCATIONAL LICENSING TRUST FUNDS.

Allows the Contractors License Board and the Real Estate Commission to adjust, reduce, suspend, or cease collection of recovery fund and education fund fees when fund levels are adequate to carry out the statutory mandates for which the funds were created.

 

IAC, CPC, FIN

HB 2316

Status

RELATING TO THE CONTRACTORS RECOVERY FUND.

Increases the monetary amount an injured homeowner may recover from the Contractors Recovery Fund.

 

IAC, CPC, FIN

HB 2321

Status

RELATING TO MENTAL HEALTH COUNSELORS.

Clarifies that the practicum internship experience requirement shall be included with the course work in counseling requirement for mental health counselors. Clarifies the supervision requirements of licensure for mental health counselors by permitting applicants to fulfill all or part of their face-to-face clinical supervision requirement by a videoconference service.

 

IAC, CPC, FIN

HB 2322

Status

RELATING TO MASSAGE THERAPY.

Authorizes the Board of Massage Therapy to promulgate and enforce sanitation rules for massage establishments. Repeals section 452-19(a), Hawaii Revised Statutes, in favor of existing statutes that already 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.

 

IAC, CPC, FIN

HB 2323

Status

RELATING TO THE MORTGAGE LOAN RECOVERY FUND.

Expands the pool of persons eligible to receive restitution from the Mortgage Loan Recovery Fund.

 

IAC, CPC, FIN

HB 2324

Status

RELATING TO STATE SERVICE FEES.

Applies section 92-28, Hawaii Revised Statutes, to all fees collected by the Department of Commerce and Consumer Affairs.

 

IAC, CPC, FIN

HB 2325

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.

 

IAC, CPC, FIN

HB 2327

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 the Department of Commerce and Consumer Affairs.

 

IAC, CPC, FIN

HB 2594

Status

RELATING TO BLOCKCHAIN TECHNOLOGY.

Requires DCCA 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.

 

IAC, CPC, FIN

HB 2595

Status

RELATING TO CABLE TELEVISION.

Amends the factors the director of commerce and consumer affairs must consider when determining whether cable service should be made available upon a new application of a cable franchise. Requires that the director require cable operators to provide cable service to residences in their service area where there is a minimum density of at least twenty-five homes per linear mile, with certain exceptions.

 

IAC, CPC, FIN

HB 2626

Status

RELATING TO PUBLIC ACCOUNTANCY.

Establishes procedures and eligibility criteria for aprivilege to practice public accountancy in the State for public accountants and certified public accountants licensed in another state with comparable education, examination, and experience requirements. Subjects all holders of a privilege to practice to the regulatory and enforcement jurisdiction of the State Board of Accountancy.

 

IAC, CPC, FIN

HB 2628

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.

 

IAC, 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.

 

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Rep. Takashi Ohno

Chair