COMMITTEE ON CONSUMER PROTECTION AND COMMERCE AND COMMITTEE ON HEALTH

Wednesday, March 20, 2002

2:00 p.m.

Conference Room 325; State Capitol

AGENDA:

SB 2091

(SSCR 2523)

RELATING TO MENTAL HEALTH, ALCOHOL, AND DRUG ABUSE.

Repeals sunset of chapter 431M, HRS.

CPC/HLT, FIN

Decision making to follow.

 

CPC only:

   

SB 2075

SD2

(HSCR 718-02)

RELATING TO DENTAL HYGIENISTS.

Allows licensed dental hygienists to practice under the direct or general supervision of a licensed dentist providing dental services in a public health setting. Specifies services that may be performed. Prohibits direct reimbursements to licensed dental hygienists.

HLT/HSH, CPC, FIN

Decision making to follow.

 

COMMITTEE ON HIGHER EDUCATION

Wednesday, March 20, 2002

2:00 p.m.

Conference Room 309; State Capitol

AGENDA:

SB 2033

SD2

(SSCR 2555)

RELATING TO THE HAWAII EDUCATOR LOAN PROGRAM.

Reduces period of forgiving loans from the Hawaii educator loan program from 10 years to 6 years by forgiving 10% for each of the first 5 years and 50 per cent for the 6th year; establishes an appropriation ceiling; and authorizes up to 5% of outstanding loans for administrative costs. Appropriates funds.

HED, FIN

SB 2067

SD2

(SSCR 2558)

RELATING TO HIGHER EDUCATION.

Repeals the HOPE endowment special fund and transfers the remaining balance to the University of Hawaii tuition and fees special fund to be used for programs to support under-represented students and promote diversity.

HED, FIN

HR 87/HCR 128

REQUESTING THE UNIVERSITY OF HAWAII TO STUDY THE FEASIBILITY OF PERMITTING CERTAIN IMMIGRANT STUDENTS WHO HAVE NOT YET ATTAINED LEGAL PERMANENT RESIDENT STATUS TO ATTEND THE UNIVERSITY OF HAWAII AT THE RESIDENT TUITION RATE.

HED, FIN

Decision making to follow.

 

COMMITTEE ON ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT AND BUSINESS CONCERNS

Thursday March 21, 2002

8:30 a.m.

Conference Room 325; State Capitol

AGENDA:

EDB only:

SB 2383

SD2

(SSCR 2791)

RELATING TO TAXATION TO STIMULATE THE ECONOMY.

Expands the definition of "qualified hotel facility" to include property on which commercial or recreational use is permitted and offsite improvements necessary to service destination resort areas.

EDB, FIN

Decision making to follow.

 

EDB/TAC only:

HCR 206

REQUESTING THE DEPARTMENT OF BUSINESS, ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT, AND TOURISM TO STUDY THE MOVEMENT OF CAPITAL OUT OF THE STATE.

EDB, FIN

HCR 160/HR 117

APPROVING AND AUTHORIZING THE ESTABLISHMENT OF A SISTER-STATE RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN THE STATE OF HAWAII OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA AND THE MUNICIPALITY OF TIANJIN IN THE PEOPLE'S REPUBLIC OF CHINA.

 

EDB/TAC

EDB/WLU only:

   

HCR 150/HR 108

SUPPORTING THE DEVELOPMENT OF A BIOTECHNOLOGY INDUSTRY IN THE STATE OF HAWAII.

EDB/WLU, FIN

Decision making to follow.

 

COMMITTEE ON HEALTH AND COMMITTEE ON HUMAN SERVICES AND HOUSING

Thursday, March 21, 2002

8:30 a.m. 12:00 p.m.

Conference Room 329; State Capitol

AGENDA:

SB 2881 SD1

RELATING TO ELDERLY CARE.

HLT/HSH,

 

Extends the duration of the PACE demonstration project at Maluhia.

FIN

SB 2772

RELATING TO TATTOO ARTISTS.

HLT

 

Allows the Director to deny the renewal of license of any person applying to be licensed as a tattoo artist.

 

SB 2302 SD2

RELATING TO HEALTH INSURANCE.

HLT, FIN

PROPOSED HD1

Creates state health authority to buy all health care for all residents by 07/01/04 by levying assessments on employees and self-employed and collecting medical portions of all insurance policies. Provides medicaid assistance to all residents with incomes under 300% of federal poverty level.

 

 

 

SB 2416 SD2

PROPOSED HD1

RELATING TO THE HAWAII LONG-TERM CARE FINANCING ACT.

HLT, FIN

 

Enacts the Hawaii long-term care financing Act; creates a mandatory assessment system to collect taxes from employee pay checks; establishes an initial premium amount of $10 per month and an initial payment of $70 per day for 365 days; creates the Hawaii long-term care benefits fund to hold premiums and to pay benefits.

 

SB 1529

RELATING TO HEALTH.

HSH/HLT,

PROPOSED HD1

Makes various amendments to further clarify the adult residential care home law. Provide DOH with the discretion to allow more nursing facility residents to be allowed to live at adult residential care homes if it is in the best interest of the resident.

JHA

Decision making to follow.

 

Decision making only:

SB 2982

RELATING TO HOSPITALS.

HLT, JHA

 

Requires hospitals to provide security of personal effects belonging to a patient that are necessary for the patient's health and well-being, including dentures, glasses, hearing aids, walking devices and prostheses.

 

 

COMMITTEE ON PUBLIC SAFETY AND MILITARY AFFAIRS

Thursday, March 21, 2002

8:45 a.m.

Conference Room 309; State Capitol

AGENDA:

SB 3051

SD2

(SSCR 2722)

RELATING TO BONDS.

Authorizes special purpose revenue bonds to construct a 750-bed drug rehabilitation and parole violation center for men and women to be located in Halawa on Oahu.

PSM, FIN

HCR 35

REQUESTING A CONGRESSIONAL RESOLUTION THAT A SIGNIFICANT PORTION OF EVERY MILITARY AND SECURITY PREPARATIONS AND OPERATIONS DOLLAR BE EARMARKED FOR A PEACEMAKING PROCESS.

PSM, FIN

HCR 50

REQUESTING THE LEGISLATIVE REFERENCE BUREAU TO STUDY SAFETY AND SECURITY CONCERNS AT THE WAIPAHU CIVIC CENTER COMPLEX AND THE KAPOLEI STATE OFFICE BUILDING.

PSM, FIN

HCR 62

REQUESTING THE DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC SAFETY, WITH THE ASSISTANCE OF THE HAWAII CRIMINAL JUSTICE DATA CENTER, TO COMPARE THE RECIDIVISM RATES OF INMATES TRANSFERRED TO MAINLAND CORRECTIONAL FACILITIES WITH SIMILARLY SITUATED INMATES WHO REMAINED INCARCERATED IN HAWAII.

PSM, FIN

HCR 63

REQUESTING THE NARCOTICS ENFORCEMENT DIVISION OF THE DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC SAFETY, WITH THE COOPERATION OF THE DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH, TO CONDUCT A STUDY EXAMINING METHODS TO REDUCE PRESCRIPTION FRAUD, MITIGATE PRESCRIPTION ERRORS, AND CONTROL COSTS FOR DRUG PRESCRIPTION WITHIN THE STATE.

PSM, CPC, FIN

HCR 65

URGING THE UNITED STATES NAVY TO MAINTAIN ITS INITIATIVE AND RESPONSIBILITY TO CLEAR KAHO`OLAWE OF UNEXPLODED ORDNANCE BEYOND THE DATE IT IS CURRENTLY SCHEDULED TO BE TURNED OVER TO THE STATE.

PSM, JHA

HCR 79/HR 49

REQUESTING HAWAII'S CONGRESSIONAL DELEGATION TO HELP THE STATE'S FILM INDUSTRY ESTABLISH PROCEDURES FOR CLEARING FILM AND VIDEOTAPES THROUGH AIRPORT SECURITY.

PSM

Decision making to follow.

 

 

COMMITTEE ON PUBLIC SAFETY AND MILITARY AFFAIRS AND COMMITTEE ON LABOR AND PUBLIC EMPLOYMENT

Thursday, March 21, 2002

9:00 a.m.

Conference Room 309; State Capitol

AGENDA:

SB 2819

SD2

(SSCR 2619)

RELATING TO THE HAWAII PAROLING AUTHORITY.

Increases the level of service of members of the Hawaii Paroling Authority from part-time to full-time; appropriates funds for office equipment and other related expenses.

PSM/LAB, FIN

Decision making to follow.

 

COMMITTEE ON ENERGY AND ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION

Thursday, March 21, 2002

9:00 a.m.

Conference Room 312; State Capitol

AGENDA:

HR 131

OPPOSING THE DESIGNATION OF YUCCA MOUNTAIN, NEVADA, AS THE NATION'S NUCLEAR WASTE DISPOSAL SITE.

EEP

HR 60/HCR 93

REQUESTING THE FORMATION OF THE POWER QUALITY TASK FORCE TO STUDY ISSUES RELATING TO RESPONSIBILITY OVER POWER QUALITY IN HAWAII.

EEP, CPC, FIN

HR 116/HCR 159

REQUESTING THAT COMPANIES SUPPLYING ELECTRONIC DEVICES TO CONSUMERS INVESTIGATE EFFICIENCY TO REDUCE FINANCIAL AND ENVIRONMENTAL COSTS.

EEP, CPC

HR 126/HCR 175

REQUESTING A FEASIBILITY STUDY ON ISSUING REVENUE BONDS OR OTHER FORMS OF REVENUE FINANCING FOR RENEWABLE ENERGY SYSTEMS IN PUBLIC FACILITIES.

EEP, FIN

HR 128/HCR 177

REQUESTING THE PUBLIC UTILITIES COMMISSION TO PROHIBIT STANDBY CHARGES AND CUSTOMER RETENTION DISCOUNT PRACTICES WITH RESPECT TO RENEWABLE ENERGY OR NET-METERED SYSTEMS AND TO CONSIDER SPECIFIC ISSUES IN PROCEEDINGS REGARDING DISTRIBUTED ENERGY RESOURCES.

EEP, CPC

HCR 108

REQUESTING THE PUBLIC UTILITIES COMMISSION TO OPEN A NEW DOCKET CONCERNING STANDBY CHARGES APPLICABLE TO NON-UTILITY DISTRIBUTED ENERGY RESOURCES AND CUSTOMER RETENTION DISCOUNTS OFFERED BY PUBLIC UTILITIES.

EEP, CPC

Decision making to follow.

 

Decision making only (deferred on March 19, 2002):

SB 2898

SD2

(SSCR 2826)

RELATING TO CAVE PROTECTION.

Protects caves as unique cultural and natural resources of the State of Hawaii; effective 7/1/50.

EEP, JHA

SB 2908

SD1

(SSCR 2802)

RELATING TO THE ISSUANCE OF SPECIAL PURPOSE REVENUE BONDS FOR CENTRAL OAHU RECYCLING AND DISPOSAL FACILITY, INC.

Authorizes issuance of $______ in special purpose revenue bonds for Central Oahu Recycling and Disposal Facility, Inc.

EEP, FIN

SB 2179

SD2

(SSCR 2661)

HD 1

RELATING TO ENERGY RESOURCES.

Adds a new part to chapter 196, HRS, energy efficiency in state facilities; repeals current sections in conflict with new part.

 

EEP, FIN