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SB535 SD2 HD1       (?)


Measure Title: RELATING TO HEARING AIDS.
Report Title: Hearing Aids; Health Insurance; Mandated Coverage
Description: Requires health insurance policies and contracts issued after 12/31/18 to provide coverage for the cost of hearing aids at least a minimum amount per hearing aid for each hearing-impaired ear every thirty-six months. (SB535 HD1)
Companion:  HB613
Package: Kupuna Caucus
Current Referral: CPC, FIN
Introducer(s): IHARA, ESPERO, GREEN, INOUYE, NISHIHARA, RUDERMAN, Baker, S. Chang, Galuteria, Harimoto, K. Kahele, Keith-Agaran, K. Rhoads, Riviere, Taniguchi

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1/20/2017SIntroduced.
1/23/2017SPassed First Reading.
1/23/2017SReferred to CPH, WAM.
2/2/2017SThe committee(s) on CPH has scheduled a public hearing on 02-09-17 9:00AM in conference room 229.
2/9/2017SThe committee(s) on CPH recommend(s) that the measure be PASSED, WITH AMENDMENTS. The votes in CPH were as follows: 4 Aye(s): Senator(s) Baker, Nishihara, S. Chang, Espero; Aye(s) with reservations: none ; 0 No(es): none; and 3 Excused: Senator(s) Ihara, Kidani, Ruderman.
2/15/2017SReported from CPH (Stand. Com. Rep. No. 218) with recommendation of passage on Second Reading, as amended (SD 1) and referral to WAM.
2/15/2017SReport adopted; Passed Second Reading, as amended (SD 1) and referred to WAM.
2/21/2017SThe committee(s) on WAM will hold a public decision making on 02-23-17 1:35PM in conference room 211.
2/23/2017SThe committee(s) on WAM recommend(s) that the measure be PASSED, WITH AMENDMENTS. The votes in WAM were as follows: 6 Aye(s): Senator(s) Tokuda, English, Galuteria, Harimoto, Riviere, Wakai; Aye(s) with reservations: none ; 0 No(es): none; and 5 Excused: Senator(s) Dela Cruz, Inouye, K. Kahele, Shimabukuro, Taniguchi.
3/3/2017SReported from WAM (Stand. Com. Rep. No. 822) with recommendation of passage on Third Reading, as amended (SD 2).
3/3/2017S48 Hrs. Notice 03-07-17.
3/7/2017SReport adopted; Passed Third Reading, as amended (SD 2). Ayes, 25; Aye(s) with reservations: none . Noes, 0 (none). Excused, 0 (none). Transmitted to House.
3/7/2017HReceived from Senate (Sen. Com. No. 194) in amended form (SD 2).
3/9/2017HPass First Reading
3/9/2017HReferred to HLT/CPC, FIN, referral sheet 27
11/30/2017DCarried over to 2018 Regular Session.
1/17/2018HRe-referred to HHS/CPC, FIN, referral sheet 1
3/9/2018HRe-referred to CPC, FIN, referral sheet 37
3/19/2018HBill scheduled to be heard by CPC on Wednesday, 03-21-18 2:15PM in House conference room 329.
3/21/2018HThe committees on CPC recommend that the measure be PASSED, UNAMENDED. The votes were as follows: 7 Ayes: Representative(s) Takumi, Ichiyama, Aquino, Say, Tokioka, Yamane, McDermott; Ayes with reservations: none; Noes: none; and 4 Excused: Representative(s) Ito, Johanson, LoPresti, Mizuno.
3/23/2018HReported from CPC (Stand. Com. Rep. No. 1324-18), recommending passage on Second Reading and referral to FIN.
3/23/2018HPassed Second Reading and referred to the committee(s) on FIN with none voting aye with reservations; none voting no (0) and Representative(s) C. Lee, Lowen, McDermott, Souki, Tokioka excused (5).
3/24/2018HBill scheduled to be heard by FIN on Wednesday, 03-28-18 2:00PM in House conference room 308.
3/28/2018HThe committees on FIN recommend that the measure be PASSED, WITH AMENDMENTS. The votes were as follows: 14 Ayes: Representative(s) Luke, Cullen, Cachola, DeCoite, Fukumoto, Gates, Holt, Keohokalole, Kobayashi, Lowen, Nakamura, Todd, Yamashita, Ward; Ayes with reservations: none; 0 Noes: none; and 1 Excused: Representative(s) Tupola.
4/6/2018HReported from FIN (Stand. Com. Rep. No. 1979-18) as amended in HD 1, recommending passage on Third Reading.
4/6/2018HForty-eight (48) hours notice Tuesday, 04-10-18.
4/10/2018HPassed Third Reading as amended in HD 1 with none voting aye with reservations; none voting no (0) and Representative(s) Holt excused (1). Transmitted to Senate.
4/10/2018SReceived from House (Hse. Com. No. 556).
4/12/2018SSenate disagrees with House amendments.
4/12/2018HReceived notice of disagreement (Sen. Com. No. 784).
4/16/2018HHouse Conferees Appointed: Takumi, Cullen Co-Chairs; Say, McDermott.
4/16/2018SReceived notice of appointment of House conferees (Hse. Com. No. 610).
4/19/2018SSenate Conferees Appointed: Baker Chair; English Co-Chair; Espero, Ihara, Tokuda.
4/19/2018HReceived notice of Senate conferees (Sen. Com. No. 802).
4/20/2018HBill scheduled for Conference Committee Meeting on Monday, 04-23-18 2:30PM in conference room 229.
4/23/2018HConference Committee Meeting will reconvene on Wednesday 04-25-18 2:15PM in conference room 229.

S = Senate | H = House | D = Data Systems | $ = Appropriation measure | ConAm = Constitutional Amendment

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SB535 SD2 HD1






CommRoomDate/TimeNotice
CPC 329 3/21/2018 2:15 PM View
FIN 308 3/28/2018 2:00 PM View
CONF 229 4/23/2018 2:30 PM View
CONF 229 4/25/2018 2:15 PM View