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, March 16, 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

 

SB 320

(SSCR848)

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, 2022.

 

CPC, JHA, FIN

SB 513, SD1

(SSCR711)

Status

RELATING TO THE ENFORCEMENT OF LAWS.

Increases the fireworks display permit fee from $110 to $150 and the fine for certain fireworks violations from $2,000 per violation to $5,000 per violation. Clarifies that each aerial device, display firework, or article pyrotechnic having a total weight of 25 pounds or less that is illegally imported, transferred, or sold constitutes a separate violation. Increases the penalty for removing or extracting the pyrotechnic contents. Requires the Attorney General to establish an explosion detection technology working group. Requires the Department of Public Safety to develop and implement a web-based fireworks reporting tool. Authorizes the Sheriff Division to enforce the fireworks control law. Appropriates funds. Effective 5/6/2137. (SD1)

 

CPC, JHA, FIN

SB 1100, SD1

(SSCR614)

Status

RELATING TO INSURANCE DATA SECURITY.

Adopts the National Conference of Insurance Commissioners' Insurance Data Security Model Law to establish insurance data security standards for Hawaii insurance licensees. Effective 7/1/2050. (SD1)

 

CPC, JHA, FIN

SB 1096, SD1

(SSCR612)

Status

RELATING TO INSURANCE.

Amends various portions of title 24 of the Hawaii Revised Statutes to update and improve existing provisions. (SD1)

 

CPC, FIN

SB 1098, SD1

(SSCR613)

Status

RELATING TO THE REGULATORY AUTHORITY OF THE INSURANCE COMMISSIONER.

Adopts certain provisions of the National Association of Insurance Commissioners' Producer Licensing Model Act, Public Adjuster Licensing Model Act, Reinsurance Intermediary Model Act, and Independent Adjuster Licensing Model Guidelines to provide consistency and promote efficiency in processing insurance licensing fees, applications, certificates, registrations, and renewals. Effective 01/01/2022. (SD1)

 

CPC, FIN

SB 1102

(SSCR615)

Status

RELATING TO MIXED MARTIAL ARTS.

Allows mixed martial arts promoters to pay fighters with cash.

 

CPC, FIN

SB 1103

(SSCR616)

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

SB 1104

(SSCR895)

Status

RELATING TO THE CONTRACTORS RECOVERY FUND.

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

 

CPC, FIN

 

DECISION MAKING TO FOLLOW

 

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Rep. Aaron Ling Johanson

Chair