HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

THE TWENTY-FIRST LEGISLATURE

REGULAR SESSION OF 2002

COMMITTEE ON HEALTH

Rep. Dennis Arakaki, Chair

Rep. K. Mark Takai, Vice Chair

Rep. Bertha Kawakami

Rep. Emily Auwae

Rep. Michael Kahikina

Rep. Bob McDermott

Rep. Nobu Yonamine

Rep. William Stonebraker

NOTICE OF HEARING

DATE:

Thursday, February 7, 2002

TIME:

8:30 12:00pm

PLACE:

Conference Room 329

State Capitol

415 South Beretania Street

A G E N D A

     
     

HB 1888

RELATING TO LIQUOR AND TOBACCO

HLT, JHA, FIN

 

Replaces existing county liquor commissions with a statewide commission and gives commission jurisdiction over licensure of retail sales of tobacco. (Takai)

 
     

HB 1889

RELATING TO TOBACCO PRODUCTS

HLT, JHA, FIN

 

Creates statewide licensure mechanism for retail tobacco sales that provides for licensing retail tobacco vendors, inspection and enforcement, adjudication of fines and penalties, training and education for retail merchants and public awareness of the State's statutes governing the sale of tobacco to minors. (Takai)

 
     

HB 1890

RELATING TO TOBACCO SALES TO MINORS

HLT, JHA, FIN

 

Substitutes "entity" for "person" relating to a negligent violation of selling a tobacco product to a minor. Defines "entity." Clarifies fine of $500 for a first offense is a mandatory minimum. Increases fine on minors from $10 to $50 for first offense and from $50 to $100 for subsequent offenses. (Takai)

 
     

HB 2213

RELATING TO A CENTER FOR NURSING

HLT, CPC, FIN

 

Creates a center for nursing within the board of nursing and creates a center for nursing advisory committee. Appropriates $100,000 for FY 2002-2003. (Morita)

 
     

HB 2217

RELATING TO HEALTH INSURANCE

HLT, CPC/LAB, FIN

 

Requires health insurers to offer coverage for the parents of adults who purchase policies under their employers. (Arakaki)

 
     
     
     

HB 1857

RELATING TO MENTAL HEALTH, ALCOHOL, AND DRUG ABUSE

HLT, CPC, FIN

 

Requires mental illness benefits to be provided to minors to same extent as to adults; prohibits rate discrimination for minors; defines a minor; adds major depression to definition of serious mental illness as applied to minors; requires treatment as clinically necessary for minors for serious mental illness and alcohol and drug dependence benefits; repeals sunset of definition of "serious mental illness". (Arakaki)

 
     

HB 2042

RELATING TO ACCESS TO VITAL STATISTICS

HLT, JHA, FIN

 

Appropriates funds to all people of Hawaiian ancestry to have access to vital statistic records to prove ancestry. (Kahikina)

 
     

HB 2502

RELATING TO MARRIAGE

HLT, JHA, FIN

 

Increases the marriage license fee from $50 to $90. Allocates $10 to the Vital Statistics Improvement Special Fund for upgrading the computer hardware and software for the vital statistics system. Allocates $9.50 to a yet-to-be-established Birth Defect Special Fund for operating a yet-to-be-established Birth Defects Program. (Say) (BR)

 
     

HB 2507

RELATING TO REGISTRATION OF DIVORCES AND ANNULMENTS.

HLT, JHA, FIN

 

Provides for a more streamline and convenient process for registering divorces and annulments occurring in the State. (Say) (BR)

 
     

HB 1989

RELATING TO VOLUNTARY EMPLOYEES' BENEFICIARY ASSOCIATION TRUSTS.

HLT, LAB, FIN

 

Allows an employee sponsored trust to provide health benefits for state and county employees of a bargaining unit. (Hiraki)

 
     

HB 2808

RELATING TO THE EMPLOYEES' RETIREMENT SYSTEM FOR EMERGENCY MEDICAL SERVICES PERSONNEL.

HLT, LAB, FIN

 

Allows an EMS worker to retire after at least 25 years of credited service. (Say)(BR)

 

HB 2524

RELATING TO HOSPITAL LICENSING

HLT, CPC, FIN

 

Expedites the mandatory annual state licensing of hospitals by the department by accepting accreditation by the Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations as evidence that a hospital, which pays for the accreditation process, demonstrates compliance with all licensing requirements of the State when the Department receives a certified copy of the organization's official accreditation report; and holds a current and valid license. (Say) (BR)

 
     

HB 2521

RELATING TO CONTROL OF DISEASE

HLT, JHA, FIN

 

Allows the Department to enter into agreements with health care facilities and providers to assist with epidemic control activities. Requires individuals and entities to provided information needed to locate people suspected of having been exposed to a dangerous disease. Establishes protections for the rights of individuals quarantined to prevent transmission of a dangerous infectious disease and grants the Department authority to sequester contaminated articles. (Say) (BR)

 

 

DECISION MAKING TO FOLLOW

PERSONS WISHING TO TESTIFY ARE REQUESTED TO SUBMIT 25 COPIES OF THEIR TESTIMONY AT LEAST 24 HOURS PRIOR TO THE HEARING TO: (1) THE COMMITTEE'S VICE CHAIR IN ROOM 403, STATE CAPITOL, OR (2) THE HOUSE SGT.-AT-ARMS PERSONNEL IN THE TURNAROUND AREA OF THE CAPITOL BASEMENT PARKING LOT. TESTIMONY MAY BE FAXED TO THE HOUSE SGT.-AT-ARMS OFFICE AT: 586-6501 (OAHU) OR 1-800-535-3859 (NEIGHBOR ISLANDS). WHEN FAXING, PLEASE INDICATE TO WHOM THE TESTIMONY IS BEING SUBMITTED, THE DATE AND TIME OF THE HEARING, AND THE REQUIRED NO. OF COPIES THAT ARE NEEDED FOR SUBMITTAL.

IT IS ALSO REQUESTED THAT THE COPIES BE ON ONE SIDE OF AN 8-1/2" X 11" SHEET WITH TWO HOLES PUNCHED AT THE TOP. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION, PLEASE CALL THE HLT COMMITTEE CLERK AT 586-6050.

IF YOU REQUIRE SPECIAL ASSISTANCE OR AUXILIARY AIDS AND/OR SERVICES TO PARTICIPATE IN THE PUBLIC HEARING PROCESS OF THE STATE HOUSE (I.E., SIGN LANGUAGE INTERPRETER, WHEELCHAIR ACCESSIBILITY, OR PARKING DESIGNATED FOR THE DISABLED), PLEASE CONTACT THE COMMITTEE CLERK AT LEAST 24 HOURS PRIOR TO THE HEARING SO ARRANGEMENTS CAN BE MADE.

 

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Rep. Dennis A. Arakaki

Chair