STAND. COM. REP. NO. 1134-18
RE: H.B. No. 2727
Honorable Scott K. Saiki
Speaker, House of Representatives
Twenty-Ninth State Legislature
Regular Session of 2018
State of Hawaii
Your Committee on Finance, to which was referred H.B. No. 2727, H.D. 1, entitled:
"A BILL FOR AN ACT RELATING TO CONSUMER PROTECTION,"
begs leave to report as follows:
(1) Establishing certain disclosure requirements for publishers of video games that contain a system to purchase a randomized reward or virtual item, or a consumable virtual item that can be redeemed and directly or indirectly converted to randomized rewards;
(2) Authorizing the Department of Commerce and Consumer Affairs, in consultation with the Office of Enterprise Technology Services, to audit the code of video games sold in the State and to ensure that the probability rates for consumers receiving the randomized rewards are calculated correctly and working properly; and
(3) Appropriating funds for the audit.
As affirmed by the record of votes of the members of your Committee on Finance that is attached to this report, your Committee is in accord with the intent and purpose of H.B. No. 2727, H.D. 1, and recommends that it pass Third Reading.
Respectfully submitted on behalf of the members of the Committee on Finance,
SYLVIA LUKE, Chair