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:

Monday, March 21, 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

 

SB 3221, SD2, HD1

(HSCR1112-22)

Status

RELATING TO INTERNATIONAL SISTER-STATE RELATIONS.

Appropriates moneys to support international sister-state relations. Effective 7/1/2044. (HD1)

 

CAI, CPC, FIN

SB 3201, SD1, HD1

(HSCR1088-22)

Status

RELATING TO NONPROFIT ORGANIZATIONS.

Clarifies the application of the general excise tax law with regard to gross income derived from unrelated trade or business activities of nonprofit organizations. Effective 10/18/2050. (HD1)

 

ECD, CPC, FIN

SB 3140, SD1

(SSCR2841)

Status

RELATING TO THE UNIFORM CONTROLLED SUBSTANCES ACT MANDATORY REPORTING.

Requires the holder of a controlled substances registration to immediately verbally report the theft, embezzlement, fraud, or diversion of a controlled substance in the holder's inventory. Requires the submission of a written report to the administrator of the Narcotics Enforcement Division that provides all information related to the theft, embezzlement, fraud, or diversion of controlled substances in the holder's inventory, including but not limited to, records, reports, and any image, film, video, or other electronic medium. Establishes a misdemeanor penalty for a person who prevents another from reporting, or who knowingly fails to provide information as required. (SD1)

 

CPC, JHA

SB 3141, SD1

(SSCR2842)

Status

RELATING TO THE UNIFORM CONTROLLED SUBSTANCES ACT.

Updates the Uniform Controlled Substances Act, chapter 329, Hawaii Revised Statutes, to make it consistent with amendments in the federal controlled substances law as required by section 329-11, Hawaii Revised Statutes. (SD1)

 

CPC, JHA

SB 206, SD2, HD1

(HSCR1160-22)

Status

RELATING TO RENTAL DISCRIMINATION.

Prohibits discrimination, including in advertisements for rental property, in rental transactions based on participation in a section 8 housing choice program or any permanent supportive housing program or requirements related to participation in these housing assistance programs. Effective 7/1/2050. (HD1)

 

HSG, CPC, FIN

SB 2479

(HSCR1125-22)

Status

RELATING TO BROADBAND INFRASTRUCTURE.

Requires each public housing project, dwelling unit, and state low-income housing project that is built, renovated, or reconstructed after 1/1/2023, to include all necessary broadband infrastructure necessary for tenants to have access to broadband service.

 

HSG, CPC, FIN

SB 2504, SD2, HD1

(HSCR1129-22)

Status

RELATING TO THE HAWAII PUBLIC HOUSING AUTHORITY.

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

SB 2284, SD2, HD1

(HSCR1131-22)

Status

RELATING TO AQUACULTURE.

Establishes provisions relating to the department of agriculture's governing of the business of aquaculture. Grants exclusive property rights to persons who lawfully obtain the cultured progeny of wild plants and animals by brood stock acquisition. Authorizes the department of agriculture to regulate the transportation, purchase, possession, and sale of specific aquaculture products as may be necessary to protect indigenous species. Requires the department of agriculture to prepare programmatic environmental impact reports and acquire land for aquacultural purposes. Makes appropriations. Effective 7/30/2075. (HD1)

 

AGR/ECD, CPC, FIN

SB 2387, SD1, HD1

(HSCR1142-22)

Status

RELATING TO PROCUREMENT.

Requires agencies to publicly post the justification for cancelling an invitation for bids or request for proposals for a minimum of ten days on a purchasing agency's or provider's website and by any other method the procurement officer deems effective. Effective 7/1/2050. (HD1)

 

GVR, CPC, FIN

SB 2823, SD2

(HSCR1158-22)

Status

RELATING TO EDUCATION.

Establishes a Nationally Certified School Psychologist incentive program. Appropriates funds. Effective 7/1/2050. (SD2)

 

EDN, CPC, FIN

SB 3311, SD2, HD1

(HSCR1068-22)

Status

RELATING TO TRANSPORTATION.

Establishes long-term goals for zero emissions transportation in Hawaii and abroad to reduce and eliminate transportation emissions. Establishes the interisland transportation working group. Requires annual reports to the legislature. Requires the department of transportation and Hawaii state energy office to prepare for and incentivize the increased adoption of electric vehicles in the State. Effective 7/1/2050. (HD1)

 

TRN, CPC, FIN

SB 2274, SD2, HD1

(HSCR1083-22)

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, but does not penalize for failure to do so. Increases the additional center for nursing fee from $40 to $60 per licensing biennium. Effective 7/1/2060. (HD1)

 

HHH, CPC, FIN

SB 2280, SD2, HD1

(HSCR1084-22)

Status

RELATING TO DENTAL ASSISTANTS.

Allows dental assistants to perform limited duties under the general supervision of a licensed dentist in public health settings. Effective 7/1/2060. (HD1)

 

HHH, CPC, FIN

SB 2482, SD1, HD1

(HSCR1085-22)

Status

RELATING TO WELLNESS.

Establishes a temporary office of wellness and resilience within the office of the governor. Authorizes the office of wellness and resilience to address issues and implement solutions to improve wellness and resilience, including issues and solutions identified by the trauma-informed care task force. Appropriates funds. Sunsets on an unspecified date. Effective 7/1/2060. (HD1)

 

HHH, CPC, FIN

SB 2635, SD2, HD1

(HSCR1120-22)

Status

RELATING TO COVERAGE FOR MAMMOGRAPHY.

Requires health insurers, mutual benefit societies, and health maintenance organizations to cover mandated services for mammography at least as favorably as coverage for other radiological examinations. Effective 7/1/2060. (HD1)

 

HHH, CPC, FIN

SB 2678, SD2, HD1

(HSCR1080-22)

Status

RELATING TO THE HAWAII STATE HEALTH INSURANCE ASSISTANCE PROGRAM.

Appropriates funds to expand the Hawaii state health insurance assistance program by contracting with third-party service providers and staffing consultants and recruiting more volunteers. Effective 7/1/2060. (HD1)

 

HHH, CPC, FIN

SB 2290, SD1

(HSCR1054-22)

Status

RELATING TO MICROBEADS.

Beginning 7/1/2022, bans the manufacture of a personal care product, except a non-prescription drug, that contains plastic microbeads. Beginning 7/1/2023, bans the sale or offer for sale of a personal care product, except a non-prescription drug, that contains plastic microbeads. Beginning 7/1/2024, bans the sale or offer for sale of a non-prescription drug that contains plastic microbeads. Specifically exempts rinse-off cosmetics that are also non-prescription drugs regulated by the federal Microbead-Free Waters Act of 2015. Effective 7/1/2050. (SD1)

 

EEP, CPC, FIN

SB 2478, SD2, HD1

(HSCR1056-22)

Status

RELATING TO TAXATION.

Reinstates the renewable fuels production tax credit. Applies to taxable years after 12/31/2022. Effective 7/1/2010. (HD1)

 

EEP/ECD, CPC, FIN

SB 2511, SD2, HD1

(HSCR1153-22)

Status

RELATING TO TAXATION.

Expands the renewable energy technologies income tax credit to include firm renewable energy systems. Caps the total amount of tax credits for each firm renewable energy system at $750,000. Sunsets the renewable energy technologies income tax credit on 12/31/2045. Effective 7/1/2050. (HD1)

 

EEP, CPC, FIN

SB 2570, SD2, HD1

(HSCR1154-22)

Status

RELATING TO ZERO EMISSION VEHICLE FUELING REBATES.

Establishes the zero-emission vehicle fueling system rebate program. Establishes the rebate amount for the installation or upgrade of a hydrogen fueling system at $200,000. Establishes a hydrogen fueling system subaccount within the public utilities commission special fund. Reduces the allocation that the energy systems development special fund receives from the environmental response, energy, and food security tax from 8 cents to 5 cents and allocates the difference to the hydrogen fueling system subaccount. Effective 7/1/2050. (HD1)

 

EEP, CPC, FIN

SB 2998, SD1

(HSCR1053-22)

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 certain distributors and redemption centers for audit. (SD1)

 

EEP, CPC, FIN

SB 3325, SD2, HD1

(HSCR1149-22)

Status

RELATING TO CARBON SEQUESTRATION INCENTIVES.

Establishes the Hawaii carbon smart land management assistance pilot program to incentivize carbon sequestration activities through incentive contracts that provide compensation for eligible practices by program participants. Repeals the carbon offset program. Appropriates funds for positions and assistance. Effective 7/1/2050. (HD1)

 

EEP, CPC, FIN

 

 

 

 

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Rep. Aaron Ling Johanson

Chair