HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

THE THIRTY-FIRST LEGISLATURE

REGULAR SESSION OF 2021

 

COMMITTEE ON CONSUMER PROTECTION & COMMERCE

Rep. Aaron Ling Johanson, Chair

Rep. Lisa Kitagawa, Vice Chair

 

Rep. Henry J.C. Aquino

Rep. Dee Morikawa

Rep. Sharon E. Har

Rep. Richard H.K. Onishi

Rep. Mark J. Hashem

Rep. David A. Tarnas

Rep. Sam Satoru Kong

Rep. Lauren Matsumoto

Rep. John M. Mizuno

 

 

 

NOTICE OF HEARING

 

DATE:

Thursday, February 4, 2021

TIME:

2:00 p.m

PLACE:

VIA VIDEOCONFERENCE

Conference Room 329

State Capitol

415 South Beretania Street

 

 

 

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A G E N D A

 

HB 891

Status

RELATING TO ELECTRIC GUNS.

Repeals section 134-16, Hawaii Revised Statutes, the current law that bans electric guns, and replaces it with a law that restricts the use, storage, transfer, and disposal of electric guns, regulates the sale of electric guns, requires training and education on electric guns, prohibits certain individuals from the possession and use of electric guns, prohibits the use of electric guns in the commission of crimes, and requires permits and registration of electric projectile guns.

 

CPC, JHA, FIN

HB 446

Status

RELATING TO MOTOR VEHICLES.

Establishes a new offense of theft of a catalytic converter. Requires vehicle registration records to be kept for businesses engaged in the selling or negotiating the purchase of used motor vehicle parts or accessories. Specifies that these businesses are required to refuse purchase of used motor vehicle parts or accessories and report the attempted sale to police if a seller does not provide certain information at the time of the attempted sale. Changes the fine for any violations of the used motor vehicle parts and accessories law.

 

CPC, JHA, FIN

HB 117

Status

RELATING TO SCRAP DEALERS.

Regulates the purchase of catalytic converters and catalytic converter metals by scrap dealers. Requires a written statement, photograph of the catalytic converter or catalytic converter metals, and verification of a seller's identification prior to a scrap dealer's purchase of a catalytic converter or catalytic converter metals. Specifies recordkeeping requirements for the sale of a catalytic converter or catalytic converter metals.

 

CPC, JHA

HB 60

Status

RELATING TO NON-GENERAL FUNDS.

Abolishes or reclassifies various non-general funds of the Department of Commerce and Consumer Affairs.

 

CPC, FIN

HB 65

Status

RELATING TO TAXATION.

Requires a tax clearance before a professional or vocational license may be issued or renewed. Applies to taxable years after 12/31/2022.

 

CPC, FIN

HB 296

Status

RELATING TO LEAF BLOWERS.

Restricts the use of leaf blowers in special improvement districts within a residential zone or near a residence to between the hours of 9:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m. on any day except Sunday or a state or federal holiday and between the hours of 10:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m. on Sunday or any state or federal holiday. Allows commercial and hotel operators to operate leaf blowers on their premises at least one hundred feet away from a residential zone or residence between the hours of 8:00 a.m. and 6:00 p.m. on any day except Sunday or a state or federal holiday, and between the hours of 9:00 a.m. and 6:00 p.m. on Sunday or any state or federal holiday. Provides that leaf blowers used in special improvement districts during the permitted hours shall not emit more than sixty decibels of noise.

 

CPC, FIN

HB 448

Status

RELATING TO VIOLATION OF PRIVACY.

Adds the improper use of unmanned aircraft systems to the criminal offenses of violation of privacy in the first degree and violation of privacy in the second degree.

 

CPC, JHA

HB 571

Status

RELATING TO CHILDLIKE SEX DOLLS.

Establishes the felony offense of importation, sale, or possession of a childlike sex doll.

 

CPC, JHA

HB 223

Status

RELATING TO MASSAGE THERAPISTS.

Beginning July 1, 2022, requires massage therapy licensees to complete twelve hours of continuing education within the two-year period preceding the license renewal date, two hours of which shall include first aid, cardiopulmonary resuscitation, or emergency related courses.

 

CPC, FIN

 

 

 

 

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Rep. Aaron Ling Johanson

Chair