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, April 1, 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 151, HD1

(HSCR1446)

Status

RELATING TO THE STATEWIDE TRAFFIC CODE.

Replaces the term "accident" with "collision" for purposes of certain provisions of the statewide traffic code. Effective 7/1/3021. (HD1)

 

JHA, CPC

SB 1333, SD2, HD1

(HSCR1475)

Status

RELATING TO THE UNIFORM CONTROLLED SUBSTANCES ACT.

Updates the Uniform Controlled Substances Act to be consistent with amendments in the federal controlled substances law. Exempts hemp from the Uniform Controlled Substances Act. Removes cannabidiol drugs that have been approved by the United States Food and Drug Administration from the list of Schedule V substances and certain provisions of the Hawaii Penal Code. (HD1)

 

JHA, CPC

SB 244, SD2

(SSCR643)

Status

RELATING TO FOOD DONATION.

Expands liability protection for donors to include donations of food and similar donations made to needy persons by organizations. Authorizes the donation of expired food when the donor reasonably believes in good faith that the food remains fit for human consumption. (SD2)

 

CPC

SB 329, SD1

(SSCR666)

Status

RELATING TO CONDOMINIUMS.

Shortens the notice period from sixty days to thirty days for a board to sell, store, donate, or dispose of personalty when the identity and address of the owner are known. Removes the publication requirement and permits the board of directors of a condominium association to proceed directly to the sale, storage, donation, or disposal of personalty that has been abandoned in or on the common elements of a condominium when the identity or address of the owner is unknown. (SD1)

 

CPC

SB 474, SD1, HD1

(HSCR1360)

Status

RELATING TO REAL PROPERTY TRANSACTIONS.

Requires that mandatory seller disclosures in real estate transactions include identification of residential real properties lying within the sea level rise exposure area. Effective 5/1/2022. (HD1)

 

WAL, CPC

SB 489

(HSCR1214)

Status

RELATING TO AGRICULTURAL BUILDINGS.

Increases the maximum area for each agricultural shade cloth structure, cold frame, and greenhouse that could qualify the structure for an exemption from building permit and building code requirements.

 

AGR, CPC

SB 186, HD1

(HSCR1216)

Status

RELATING TO RESTRICTIONS ON AGRICULTURAL USES AND ACTIVITIES.

Disallows the enforcement of a re-recorded homeowners' association restriction if the restriction prohibits bona fide agricultural uses and activities on agricultural land. Effective 1/1/2050. (HD1)

 

WAL, AGR, CPC

SB 345, SD2, HD1

(HSCR1213)

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 on or after 1/1/2022 in a cruel manner. Effective 5/6/2137. (HD1)

 

AGR, CPC

SB 1387, SD1, HD1

(HSCR1330)

Status

RELATING TO MICROCHIP IDENTIFICATION.

Requires dog and cat owners to microchip their pets. Effective 5/6/2137. (HD1)

 

AGR, CPC

SB 768, SD2, HD1

(HSCR1331)

Status

RELATING TO ZERO-EMISSION VEHICLES.

Establishes the rental car modernization task force to develop a plan to determine the feasibility of installing electric vehicle charging infrastructure to support a one hundred per cent zero‑emission rental motor vehicle fleet by 2035. Requires the task force to submit an initial report to the legislature no later than 12/1/2021, and a final report to the legislature no later than 12/1/2022. Dissolves the task force on 5/31/2023. (HD1)

 

TRN, CPC

SB 1212, SD2, HD1

(HSCR1332)

Status

RELATING TO MOTOR VEHICLE REGISTRATION.

Requires resolution of an outstanding federal out-of-service order prior to registration renewals and initial registrations of motor carrier vehicles. Defines "out-of-service order". (HD1)

 

TRN, CPC

SB 1291, SD1, HD1

(HSCR1372)

Status

RELATING TO TRANSPORTATION.

Includes autocycles equipped with handlebars in the definition of motorcycle in the Hawaii Safety Act. Exempts motorcycles and motor scooters with a roll bar or roll cage from the safety helmet requirement. Effective 7/1/2050. (HD1)

 

TRN, CPC

SB 1150, SD1, HD1

(HSCR1394)

Status

RELATING TO SKILLED NURSING FACILITY LICENSING.

Authorizes the department of health to recognize national accreditation or certification organizations. Effective 7/1/2060. (HD1)

 

HHH, CPC

SB 1021, SD2, HD2

(HSCR1459)

Status

RELATING TO BURIALS.

Includes the use of traditional Native Hawaiian burial practices in the treatment and disposal of human remains, including the use of alkaline hydrolysis and natural organic reduction. Requires the department of health to adopt rules. Effective 7/1/2060. (HD2)

 

HHH, JHA, CPC

 

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Rep. Aaron Ling Johanson

Chair