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:

Friday, February 12, 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 161, HD1

(HSCR77)

Status

RELATING TO REGISTRATION OF VEHICLES.

Allows the director of finance of a county to require payment of outstanding charges owed to the county for the towing, removal, or disposal of an abandoned or derelict vehicle within the county before issuing a motor vehicle certificate of registration, except when the motor vehicle was stolen or taken without permission or authorization. (HD1)

 

TRN, CPC, FIN

HB 766, HD1

(HSCR113)

Status

RELATING TO THE DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION.

Allows the department of transportation to assess impact fees for the repair or renovation of an unsafe, privately owned roadway that connects to a state highway that is used by the public that is a substantial danger to public health and safety. Effective 7/1/2050. (HD1)

 

TRN, CPC, FIN

HB 159, HD1

(HSCR76)

Status

RELATING TO REGISTRATION OF VEHICLES.

Requires a motor vehicle transferor, or the transferor's representative, and transferee to appear in person to execute the transfer of a motor vehicle, except in certain situations. Subjects motor vehicle transferors to certain fees previously assessed on motor vehicle transferees. Effective 7/1/2050. (HD1)

 

TRN, CPC, FIN

HB 160, HD1

(HSCR75)

Status

RELATING TO REGISTRATION OF VEHICLES.

Subjects U-drive motor vehicles to the same motor vehicle registration fees as other motor vehicles. Effective 7/1/2050. (HD1)

 

TRN, CPC, FIN

HB 306, HD1

(HSCR130)

Status

RELATING TO HEALTH.

Amends the definition of "preceptor" and "volunteer-based supervised clinical training rotation" to improve accessibility for providers to receive income tax credits for acting as preceptors. Includes the director of health on the preceptor credit assurance committee. Effective 7/1/2060. (HD1)

 

HHH, CPC, FIN

HB 309, HD1

(HSCR134)

Status

RELATING TO HEALTH.

Expands coverage of breast cancer screening and imaging to include risk factor screening, additional and supplemental imaging, and baseline mammograms for women between the ages of thirty-five and thirty-nine. Requires the auditor to conduct an impact assessment report and make a report to the legislature. Effective 7/1/2060. (HD1)

 

HHH, CPC, FIN

HB 473, HD1

(HSCR96)

Status

RELATING TO TELEHEALTH.

Authorizes the establishment of a physician-patient relationship via a telehealth interaction, if the physician is licensed to practice medicine in the State. Effective 7/1/2050. (HD1)

 

PDP/HHH, CPC, FIN

HB 474, HD1

(HSCR132)

Status

RELATING TO THE HOSPITAL SUSTAINABILITY PROGRAM.

Extends the hospital sustainability program through June 30, 2024. Increases the maximum fee for inpatient care services to five and one-half per cent. Increases the amount of time hospitals have to pay the hospital sustainability fee from thirty days to sixty days. Increases the pool of medicaid services that can be used matching purposes. Appropriates funds. Effective 7/1/2060. (HD1)

 

HHH, CPC, FIN

HB 477, HD1

(HSCR137)

Status

RELATING TO CANNABIS.

Authorizes the department of health to allow a licensed dispensary to purchase up to three thousand grams of medical cannabis or manufactured cannabis products from another licensed dispensary to ensure ongoing qualified patient access. Increases the allowable number of production centers and retail dispensing locations per dispensary license. Authorizes medical cannabis dispensaries to distribute cannabis propagules and cuttings to individuals authorized to cultivate cannabis plants for medical use, subject to quantity limits and quality requirements. Effective 7/1/2060. (HD1)

 

HHH, CPC, FIN

HB 988, HD1

(HSCR139)

Status

RELATING TO SERVICES FOR KUPUNA.

Amends the definitions "coach" and "person-centered support plan" under kupuna care and caregiver support services laws. Allows for qualified caregivers to continue providing services even if they work less than thirty hours a week or are unemployed during a declared state of emergency. Adds traditional services and kupuna caregiver-directed services to the kupuna caregivers program. Allows funds allocated to qualified caregivers under the program to be issued directly to a financial management service provider. Effective 07/01/2060. (HD1)

 

HHH, CPC, FIN

HB 1322, HD1

(HSCR142)

Status

RELATING TO TRAUMA-INFORMED CARE.

Establishes a trauma-informed care task force within the department of health to make recommendations of trauma-informed care in the State. Effective 7/1/2060. (HD1)

 

HHH, CPC, FIN

HB 224, HD1

(HSCR48)

Status

RELATING TO THE STATE HEALTH PLANNING AND DEVELOPMENT AGENCY.

Exempts psychiatric services, special treatment facilities, and chronic renal dialysis services from the certificate of need requirements. Authorizes administrative penalties for persons who do not comply with an approved certificate of need. Appropriates funds from the health planning development fund. Effective 7/1/2060. (HD1)

 

HHH, CPC, FIN

HB 727, HD1

(HSCR131)

Status

RELATING TO HEALTH.

Requires the department of health to establish a fee for inspections of public swimming pools. Increases the annual permit fee and temporary permit fee for tattoo artists. Increases the fee for certified copies of vital statistic records. Requires the department of health to coordinate public health statistics and other public health data to implement and update a statewide public health planning and public health program development program. Effective 7/1/2060. (HD1)

 

HHH, CPC, FIN

HB 389, HD1

(HSCR107)

Status

RELATING TO POST-SECONDARY EDUCATION.

Requires accredited and non-accredited for-profit post-secondary educational institutions that are authorized in the State to disclose in print and electronic media and signage that they are for-profit businesses. Effective 7/1/2060. (HD1)

 

HET, CPC, FIN

HB 391, HD1

(HSCR65)

Status

RELATING TO THE RESIDENTIAL LANDLORD-TENANT CODE.

Establishes a process for the early termination of a rental agreement for certain active duty servicemembers who receive military orders to vacate civilian housing and move into on-post government quarters; become eligible to live in on-post government quarters and failure to move into on-post government quarters will result in a forfeiture of basic allowance for housing; or die while serving on active duty. Effective 7/1/3050. (HD1)

 

CMV, CPC, JHA

HB 605, HD1

(HSCR119)

Status

RELATING TO HOUSING SAVINGS ACCOUNTS.

Requires the legislative reference bureau to conduct a study on the establishment of a housing savings account system that would provide every employee in the State the ability to automatically contribute to a housing savings account through payroll deduction and submit a report to the legislature. Effective 7/1/2050. (HD1)

 

HSG, CPC, FIN

HB 871

(HSCR71)

Status

RELATING TO AGRICULTURAL ENTERPRISES.

Authorizes the Department of Agriculture to plan, design, construct, operate, manage, maintain, repair, demolish, and remove infrastructure on any lands under the jurisdiction of the department, to support and promote agriculture. Establishes the agricultural enterprise program. Establishes the Agricultural Enterprise Special Fund. Requires the Board of Agriculture to annually report an accounting of non-agricultural park lessees to the Legislature. Effective 7/1/2021.

 

AGR, CPC, FIN

HB 1088, HD1

(HSCR72)

Status

RELATING TO COSMETICS.

Bans the import for profit, sale, and offer for sale of any cosmetic in the State if the final product or any component of the final product was developed or manufactured using animal testing performed in a cruel manner on or after 1/1/2024. Effective 1/1/2024. (HD1)

 

AGR, CPC, JHA

HB 549

(HSCR70)

Status

RELATING TO MEASUREMENT STANDARDS.

Transfers the oversight and regulation of measurement standards in the State from the department of agriculture to the department of commerce and consumer affairs.

 

AGR, CPC, FIN

HB 1324, HD1

(HSCR126)

Status

RELATING TO COMMERCIAL PROPERTY RENT RELIEF.

Establishes a commercial rent relief grant program. Requires that the commercial rent relief grants be given priority for moneys received through federal funding. Appropriates funds. Effective 7/1/2050. (HD1)

 

PDP/ECD, CPC, FIN

HB 558, HD1

(HSCR52)

Status

RELATING TO CLEAN ENERGY FINANCING.

Creates the clean energy and energy efficiency revolving loan fund in the Hawaii green infrastructure special fund to be administered by the Hawaii green infrastructure authority. Amends and expands the purpose of the $50,000,000 revolving sub-fund for state agencies and also includes the electrification of fleet vehicles. Repeals the building energy efficiency revolving loan fund. Appropriates loan ceiling. Effective 7/1/2050. (HD1)

 

EEP, CPC, FIN

HB 136

Status

RELATING TO LIQUOR LICENSES.

Applies liquor licensing provisions related to the transfer of licenses and the denial of licenses to limited liability companies.

 

CPC, FIN

 

 

 

 

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Rep. Aaron Ling Johanson

Chair