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:

Friday, February 11, 2022

TIME:

2:00 p.m.

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VIA VIDEOCONFERENCE

Conference Room 329

State Capitol

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A G E N D A

 

HB 1516

(HSCR110-22)

Status

RELATING TO REGULATION.

Prohibits as an unfair and deceptive practice the advertisement of a good or service in the absence of licenses or permits for the good or service, to the extent the licenses or permits are required by applicable state and county laws.

 

ECD, CPC, FIN

HB 1960

(HSCR113-22)

Status

RELATING TO NONPROFIT ORGANIZATIONS.

Clarifies the GET exemption for unrelated trade or business activities of nonprofit organizations.

 

ECD, CPC, FIN

HB 2177, HD1

(HSCR118-22)

Status

RELATING TO STATE TAX ADMINISTRATION.

Expands the department of taxation's authority to require electronic filings. Requires certain tax return preparers to file returns electronically. Repeals the authorization to require electronic funds transfer or electronic filing if the federal government required that person to file or pay electronically. Removes the timeliness requirement from the electronic funds transfer penalty. Removes the authority of the department of taxation to charge for certified copies of tax clearances. Clarifies tax clearances for liquor license holders. Increases the aggregate cap on late filing penalties. Adds an additional penalty category for late filing of certain informational returns where no tax is due. Clarifies the interest calculations for taxes paid pending appeal. Provides that a partnership, estate, or trust is liable for the required withholding from a nonresident taxpayer's distributive share of income. (HD1)

 

ECD, CPC, FIN

HB 1619, HD1

(HSCR109-22)

Status

RELATING TO PEER-TO-PEER CAR-SHARING INSURANCE REQUIREMENTS.

Establishes peer-to-peer car-sharing insurance requirements. Effective 7/1/2050. (HD1)

 

TRN, CPC, FIN

HB 1688

(HSCR59-22)

Status

RELATING TO REGISTRATION OF VEHICLES.

Subjects U-drive motor vehicles to the same motor vehicle registration fees as other motor vehicles. Authorizes the counties to use certain motor vehicle registration fees to mitigate and address the impacts of tourism-related traffic congestion.

 

TRN, CPC, FIN

HB 1953, HD1

(HSCR108-22)

Status

RELATING TO CONCESSIONS.

Provides the department of transportation with more flexibility and discretion to address substantial hardship situations that impact airport concession contracts. Effective 7/1/2050. (HD1)

 

TRN, CPC, FIN

HB 1752, HD1

(HSCR47-22)

Status

RELATING TO HOUSING.

Establishes the housing choice voucher landlord incentive program. Requires the Hawaii public housing authority to adopt rules without regard to chapter 91, HRS, to establish specified incentives for landlords who participate in the tenant-based assistance housing choice voucher program under section 8 of the United States Housing Act of 1937. Requires that the Hawaii public housing authority adopt rules to establish a maximum of fifteen days after receipt of an owner's or landlord's inspection request as a reasonable time within which to inspect a dwelling unit for lease under the section 8 housing choice voucher program. Appropriates funds. Effective 7/1/2050. (HD1)

 

HSG, CPC, FIN

HB 1575, HD1

(HSCR92-22)

Status

RELATING TO PHYSICIAN ASSISTANTS.

Expands the scope of practice for physician assistants. Requires a sampling of medical records, rather than all medical records, to be reviewed when physician assistants prescribe controlled substances. Effective 7/1/2060. (HD1)

 

HHH, CPC, FIN

HB 1594, HD1

(HSCR91-22)

Status

RELATING TO THE CENTER FOR NURSING.

Requires all nursing license applicants to respond to the center for nursing workforce supply survey in conjunction with license renewal; provided that failure to respond to the workforce supply survey shall not impact license renewal or result in encumbrance of the license. Increases the center for nursing fee from $40 to $60 per license biennium. Effective 7/1/2060. (HD1)

 

HHH, CPC, FIN

HB 1667, HD1

(HSCR95-22)

Status

RELATING TO HEALTH.

Defines "clinical laboratory director" to include certain physicians, licensed clinical laboratory scientists, and pharmacists. Amends the definition of "practice of pharmacy" to include the ordering and performing of certain Clinical Laboratory Improvement Amendments waived tests. Effective 7/1/2060. (HD1)

 

HHH, CPC, FIN

HB 1675, HD1

(HSCR39-22)

Status

RELATING TO MEDICAL CARE FOR MINORS.

Permits minors to consent to medical care and services related to the diagnosis, treatment, or prevention of HIV. Specifies that a minor, under certain circumstances, shall not be liable for payment associated with the diagnosis, treatment, or prevention of HIV. Authorizes physician assistants, in addition to physicians and advanced practice registered nurses, to render such medical care and services to minors. Effective 7/1/2060. (HD1)

 

HHH, CPC, JHA

HB 1746, HD1

(HSCR93-22)

Status

RELATING TO HEALTH.

Clarifies the group of professionals who are prohibited from knowingly referring or transferring patients to an uncertified or unlicensed care facility. Repeals the landlord exclusion. Requires the Department of Health to prioritize complaint allegations based on severity for inspections of state-licensed or state-certified care facilities. Effective 7/1/2060. (HD1)

 

HHH, CPC, FIN

HB 1758, HD1

(HSCR89-22)

Status

RELATING TO NURSES.

Allows for temporary permits to be issued to registered nurses and licensed practical nurses from a territory or foreign country that are seeking a state license by endorsement. (HD1)

 

HHH, CPC, FIN

HB 1517, HD1

(HSCR96-22)

Status

RELATING TO COFFEE.

Requires coffee blend labels to disclose geographic and regional origins and percent by weight of the blended coffees. Prohibits using geographic origins of coffee in labeling or advertising for roasted or instant coffee that contains less than a certain percentage of coffee by weight from that geographic origin, phased in to a minimum of fifty-one percent after 7/1/2024. Prohibits use of the term "All Hawaiian" in labeling or advertising for roasted or instant coffee not produced entirely from green coffee beans grown in Hawaii. Appropriates moneys for the pesticide subsidy program and for purchasing equipment to test coffee content or the percentage of coffee from green coffee beans grown in Hawaii. Effective July 1, 2050. (HD1)

 

AGR, CPC, FIN

HB 1640, HD1

(HSCR86-22)

Status

RELATING TO RECYCLING.

Changes the Electronic Waste and Television Recycling and Recovery Act to the Electronic Device Recycling and Recovery Act. Establishes electronic device manufacturer recycling goals and record keeping and reporting requirements for manufacturers and collectors. Requires collectors to register with the department of health. Expands the recycling and collection requirements of televisions to all electronic devices. Requires the electronic device recycling and recovery program to include, among other things, a description of the methods for the convenient collection of electronic devices. (HD1)

 

EEP, CPC, FIN

HB 1641

(HSCR79-22)

Status

RELATING TO RECYCLING.

Requires the department of health to implement the auditor's recommendations for the deposit beverage container program, including developing a risk-based selection process to select reports submitted by distributors and redemption centers for audit.

 

EEP, CPC, FIN

HB 1644, HD1

(HSCR81-22)

Status

RELATING TO ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION.

Bans the manufacture, sale, or distribution for sale or use of wraps and liners, plates, food boats, pizza boxes, and firefighting foams that contain perfluoroalkyl and polyfluoroalkyl substances. Effective 7/1/2100. (HD1)

 

EEP, CPC, FIN

HB 1645, HD1

(HSCR77-22)

Status

RELATING TO THE ENVIRONMENT.

Prohibits lodging establishments from providing personal care products in small plastic bottles within sleeping room accommodations, any space within sleeping room accommodations, or bathrooms used by the public or guests. Establishes fines and civil penalties. (HD1)

 

EEP/LAT, CPC, FIN

HB 1840, HD1

(HSCR5-22)

Status

RELATING TO DISTRICT BOUNDARY AMENDMENTS.

Authorizes the appropriate county land use decision-making authority to determine district boundary amendments involving land areas over fifteen acres but less than or equal to fifty acres if the county has adopted an ordinance that meets certain requirements, including the requirement that the district boundary amendment is necessary to produce housing, sixty per cent of which shall be reserved for occupants whose incomes do not exceed eighty per cent of the area median income. Prohibits parceling of such lands. 7/1/2050. (HD1)

 

WAL, CPC, FIN

 

 

 

 

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Rep. Aaron Ling Johanson

Chair