Consumer Protection & Commerce Committee, Hawaii House of Representatives

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The Consumer Protection & Commerce Committee is a standing committee of the Hawaii House of Representatives.

Per the House Rules, committees of the Hawaii House of Representatives are assigned by party caucuses. Members of the majority caucus designate the chair, vice-chair and majority party members of the committee, while members of the minority caucus designates the minority members of the committee.[1] Committees are assigned at the start of each term.[2] A majority of appointed members make up a committee's quorum.[3] The Speaker and Vice Speaker serve as an ex officio member of each committee without the power to vote.[4]

DocumentIcon.jpg See rules: House Rules

Function

Committee on Consumer Protection & Commerce, whose scope shall be those programs relating to consumer protection, the Department of Commerce and Consumer Affairs, the regulation of trade, business, professions, occupations, and utilities, the Residential Landlord-Tenant Code, matters relating to condominiums, housing cooperatives, and planned communities, and other pertinent matters referred to it by the House.[5][6]

Membership

2013-2014

The following table describes committee membership at the beginning of the 2013 legislative session.

Consumer Protection & Commerce Members, 2013
Democratic members (13)Republican members (2)
Angus McKelvey, ChairBob McDermott
Derek Kawakami, Vice ChairCynthia Thielen
Della Au Belatti
Tom Brower
Rida Cabanilla
Romy Cachola
Mele Carroll
Cindy Evans
Sharon Har
Ken Ito
Chris Lee
Clift Tsuji
Ryan Yamane

2011-2012

The following table describes committee membership at the beginning of the 2011 legislative session.

2009-2010

The following table describes committee membership at the beginning of the 2009 legislative session.

External links

References

  1. Hawaii State Legislature, "House Rules," accessed January 17, 2014(Rule 11.2.1)
  2. Information submitted by Carol Taniguchi via email to a Ballotpedia staffer on January 28, 2014.
  3. Hawaii State Legislature, "House Rules," accessed January 17, 2014(Rule 11.2.3)
  4. Hawaii State Legislature, "House Rules," accessed January 17, 2014(Rule 11.2.3)
  5. Hawaii State Legislature, "House Rules," accessed January 21, 2014(Section 12-10)
  6. Note: This text is quoted verbatim from the original source. Any inconsistencies are attributed to the original source.
  7. Hawaii News Now, "Blake Oshiro named Deputy Chief of Staff for Abercrombie," November 7, 2011