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, March 18, 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 1342, SD1

(SSCR760)

Status

RELATING TO ILLEGAL GAMBLING.

Includes under the offense of promoting gambling in the first degree the act of hosting activities that advance gambling activity on real property. (SD1)

 

CPC, JHA, FIN

SB 191, SD2

(SSCR842)

Status

RELATING TO CONDOMINIUMS.

Provides a process for associations to incorporate power of sale language into governing documents. Clarifies the legislative intent that the explicit grant of power of sale to associations is not required for the purposes of enforcing association liens under the association alternate power of sale foreclosure process. (SD2)

 

CPC, JHA

SB 148, SD1

(SSCR599)

Status

RELATING TO TAXATION.

Requires certain landlords, lessors, or plaintiffs in a summary possession action to provide a general excise tax license in good standing. Takes effect 5/6/2137. (SD1)

 

CPC, FIN

SB 1101, SD2

(SSCR899)

Status

RELATING TO HURRICANE PREPAREDNESS.

Establishes the safe home program to provide matching and nonmatching grants for installation of wind resistive devices to owners of single-family, owner-occupied, residential properties in certain circumstances. Creates 1 temporary position within the insurance division of the department of commerce and consumer affairs to implement and administer the safe home program. Effective 7/1/2050. (SD2)

 

CPC, FIN

SB 601, SD1

(SSCR685)

Status

RELATING TO ROOFING CONTRACTORS.

Prohibits roofing contractors from offering to pay, in any monetary form, an insured's insurance deductible as an incentive to encourage the insured to hire the contractor. Allows insureds to rescind contracts with roofing contractors within five business days of receiving notification from an insurer that all or any part of a claim or contract is not a covered loss under the insured's insurance policy. (SD1)

 

CPC, FIN

SB 599, SD1

(SSCR620)

Status

RELATING TO MASSAGE THERAPISTS.

Beginning July 1, 2024, requires massage therapy licensees to complete twelve hours of continuing education within the two-year period preceding the renewal date, two hours of which shall include first aid, cardiopulmonary resuscitation, or emergency related courses. (SD1)

 

CPC, FIN

SB 764, SD1

(SSCR683)

Status

RELATING TO HUMAN TRAFFICKING.

Adds a permanent commercial driver's license disqualification for a commercial driver's license or commercial learner's permit holder who is convicted of a felony involving a severe form of trafficking in persons, without the possibility of reinstatement. (SD1)

 

CPC, JHA

SB 309, SD1

(SSCR42)

Status

RELATING TO PRIVACY.

Adds the intentional disclosure or threat of disclosure of certain types of deep fake images or video to the offense of violation of privacy in the first degree. (SD1)

 

CPC, JHA

SB 1240, SD1

(SSCR395)

Status

RELATING TO TAX CONFORMITY.

Requires the State to conform to those provisions of the Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2021 relating to taxable income and deductible expenses. Effective 7/1/2050. (SD1)

 

CPC, FIN

 

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Rep. Aaron Ling Johanson

Chair