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:

Tuesday, February 9, 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 213

Status

RELATING TO FIREWORKS.

Imposes a statewide limitation on consumer fireworks, except by permit for cultural events.

 

CPC

HB 508

Status

RELATING TO FIREWORKS.

Increases the fines associated with the illegal use of consumer fireworks and display fireworks, articles pyrotechnic, and aerial devices outside of the times permitted by law.

 

CPC, FIN

HB 1246

Status

RELATING TO FIREWORKS.

Specifies that certain violations of the fireworks control law shall be considered an activity that causes air pollution, which may subject the violator to a citation under the air pollution control law and shall be considered a violation of noise control rules, which may subject the violator to a citation under the noise pollution law.

 

CPC, JHA

HB 1245

Status

RELATING TO FIREWORKS INFRACTIONS.

Establishes an expeditious adjudication system for the processing of fireworks infractions.

 

CPC, JHA, FIN

HB 1086

Status

RELATING TO VETERINARIANS.

Provides veterinarians who provide emergency care to an animal immunity from civil liability in the absence of gross negligence. Provides veterinarians who render emergency treatment when there is no veterinarian-client-patient relationship immunity from civil liability in the absence of gross negligence. Requires veterinarians to report events of animal injury, death, or abuse to law enforcement where there is reasonable cause to believe that it relates to dog fighting or animal abuse and gives veterinarians immunity for civil liability for making the reports.

 

CPC, JHA

HB 352

Status

RELATING TO SECONDHAND DEALERS.

Clarifies that the secondhand dealers law applies to a secondhand dealer's operation of an automated recycling kiosk.

 

CPC, JHA

HB 149

Status

RELATING TO GIFT CERTIFICATES.

Clarifies that cards issued by a county for the purposes of paying transit fares and county fees and other uses are not subject to section 431B-13, Hawaii Revised Statutes.

 

CPC, FIN

HB 1116

Status

RELATING TO TAX CONFORMITY.

Requires the State to conform to those provisions of the Consolidated Appropriations Act of 2021 relating to taxable income and deductible expenses.

 

CPC, FIN

 

 

 

 

DECISION MAKING TO FOLLOW

 

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FOR AMENDED NOTICES: Measures that have been deleted are stricken through and measures that have been added are bolded.

 

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Rep. Aaron Ling Johanson

Chair