HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

THE THIRTY-FIRST LEGISLATURE

REGULAR SESSION OF 2022

 

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, February 8, 2022

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 2108

Status

RELATING TO SPECIAL PURPOSE DIGITAL CURRENCY LICENSURE.

Establishes a program for the licensure, regulation, and oversight of digital currency companies.

 

CPC, FIN

HB 2107

Status

RELATING TO FRANCHISE TAX.

Clarifies that the Compliance Resolution Fund is to receive $2,000,000 of the revenues collected under chapter 241, Hawaii Revised Statutes, provided that, if the revenues collected are under $2,000,000, the difference shall be from revenues collected under chapter 235, Hawaii Revised Statutes, not to exceed $2,000,000. The excess revenues collected under chapter 241 shall be deposited into the general fund.

 

CPC, FIN

HB 2113

Status

RELATING TO MONEY TRANSMITTERS.

Minimizes regulatory burden and eliminates redundancy for money transmitter applicants of the duplicative criminal background checks in the state and federal systems.

 

CPC, JHA

HB 2426

Status

RELATING TO OCCUPATIONAL LICENSURE.

Establishes procedures and eligibility criteria for a privilege to practice public accountancy in this State for public accountants and certified public accountants licensed in another state with comparable education, examination, and experience requirements. Subjects all holders of a privilege to practice to the regulatory and enforcement jurisdiction of the Board of Accountancy. Sunsets on 6/30/2024.

 

CPC, FIN

HB 1598

Status

RELATING TO VETERINARY MEDICINE.

Authorizes the board to grant temporary courtesy and relief permits for out-of-state veterinarians. Permits licensed veterinarians to practice veterinarian telemedicine. Allows for international veterinary school graduates to qualify for the licensure examination.

 

CPC

HB 1964

Status

RELATED TO SUMMARY POSSESSION.

Requires that a current GET license number for any rental income be filed with the complaint to the court for summary possession proceedings. Requires the judiciary to submit an annual list of certain information regarding summary possession cases to the department of taxation.

 

CPC, JHA

 

 

 

 

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Rep. Aaron Ling Johanson

Chair