Hawaii State Legislature
2004 Legislative Session

HB50 HD2 SD1

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Report Title: Health Benefits; Retirees; Mandated Coverages; Medicare Reimbursement; Employer Contribution Cap
Description: Mandates specific health benefits for public sector retirees. Requires the employer contribution cap on monthly contributions for health benefits plans for retirees to be adjusted annually, beginning July 1, 2002. Requires the State to pay to the Employer-Union Health Benefits Trust Fund (EUTF) a contribution equal to an amount not less than the medicare part B premium for voluntary medical insurance coverage under medicare for retirees. Also requires the EUTF to reimburse the retiree for any cost differential due to a rate increase in the medicare part B medical insurance plan within thirty days of the rate change. (SD1)
Package: None
Introducer(s): SOUKI
Current Referral:LBR, WAM

Date Status Text
1/16/2003HIntroduced and Pass First Reading
1/21/2003HReferred to LAB, FIN, referral sheet 1.
2/8/2003HBill scheduled to be heard by LAB on Tuesday, 02-11-03 at 8:30 am in House conference room 309.
2/12/2003HThe committees on LAB recommend that the measure be PASSED, WITH AMENDMENTS. The votes were as follows: 6 Ayes: Representative(s) M. Oshiro, Nakasone, Caldwell, Mindo, Blundell; Ayes with reservations: Representative(s) Pendleton; 0 Noes: none; and 3 Excused: Representative(s) Ito, Souki, Moses.
2/14/2003HReported from the committee on LAB (Stand. Com. Rep. No. 564) as amended in (HD 1), recommending passage on Second Reading and referral to the committee on FIN.
2/14/2003HPassed Second Reading as amended in (HD 1) and referred to the committee(s) on FIN with none voting no and Representative(s) Abinsay, Blundell, Souki, Thielen excused.
2/18/2003HBill scheduled to be heard by FIN on Thursday, 02-20-03 at 10:45 am in House conference room 308.
2/20/2003HThe committees on FIN recommend that the measure be PASSED, WITH AMENDMENTS. The votes were as follows: 14 Ayes: Representative(s) Takamine, Kawakami, Kaho`ohalahala, Karamatsu, Magaoay, Mindo, Nakasone, Nishimoto, Shimabukuro, Wakai, Waters, Bukoski; Ayes with reservations: Representative(s) Meyer, Moses; 0 Noes: none; and 1 Excused: Representative(s) Jernigan.
2/28/2003HReported from the committee on FIN (Stand. Com. Rep. No. 763) as amended in (HD 2), recommending passage on Third Reading.
2/28/2003HForty-eight (48) hours notice Tuesday, 03-04-03.
3/4/2003HPassed Third Reading as amended in (HD 2) with Representative(s) Blundell, Finnegan, Fox, Jernigan, Marumoto, Meyer, Moses voting no and Representative(s) Halford, Tamayo excused.
3/4/2003HTransmitted to Senate.
3/6/2003SReceived from House (Hse. Com. No. 112).
3/6/2003SPassed First Reading.
3/6/2003SDeferred until 03-07-03.
3/7/2003SReferred to LBR, WAM.
3/7/2003SBill scheduled to be heard by LBR on 03-12-03 at 1:15 pm in conference room 225.
3/12/2003SThe committee(s) on LBR recommend(s) that the measure be PASSED, WITH AMENDMENTS. The votes in LBR were as follows: 4 Aye(s): Senator(s) Kanno, Kawamoto, Taniguchi; Aye(s) with reservations: Senator(s) Slom ; 0 No(es): none; and 2 Excused: Senator(s) Ihara, Sakamoto.
3/21/2003SReported from LBR (Stand. Com. Rep. No. 1172) with recommendation of passage on Second Reading, as amended (SD 1) and referral to WAM. Report adopted; Passed Second Reading, as amended (SD 1) and referred to WAM.
3/25/2003SNotice of public decision making by WAM on 03-28-03 at 9:00 am in conference room 211.
3/28/2003SThe committee(s) on WAM recommend(s) that the measure be PASSED, UNAMENDED. The votes in WAM were as follows: 14 Aye(s): Senator(s) Taniguchi, Kokubun, Aduja, English, Espero, Hooser, Inouye, Kanno, Kim, Sakamoto, Tsutsui, Hemmings, Trimble; Aye(s) with reservations: Senator(s) Slom ; 0 No(es): none; and 1 Excused: Senator(s) Kawamoto.
4/4/2003SReported from WAM (Stand. Com. Rep. No. 1379) with recommendation of passage on Third Reading.
4/4/2003S48 Hrs. Notice 04-08-03.
4/8/2003SReport adopted; Passed Third Reading. Ayes, 23; Aye(s) with reservations: none . Noes, 2 (Senator(s) Slom, Trimble). Excused, 0 (none). Transmitted to House.
4/8/2003HReturned from Senate (Sen. Com. No. 517) in amended form (SD 1).
4/10/2003HHouse disagrees with Senate amendment (s).
4/11/2003SReceived from House (Hse. Com. No. 509).
4/13/2003HHouse conferees appointed: M. Oshiro, Nakasone Co-Chairs; Ito, Bukoski.
4/15/2003SSenate Conferees appointed: Kanno, Chair; Taniguchi, Co-Chair(s); Kawamoto, Kokubun, Tsutsui, Hemmings.
4/15/2003SReceived from House (Hse. Com. No. 566).
4/15/2003HReceived notice of Senate conferees (Sen. Com. No. 728).
4/16/2003HBill scheduled for Conference Committee Meeting on Thursday, 04-17-03 at 10:30 am in conference room 225.
4/17/2003SConference committee meeting to reconvene on 04-21-03 at 10:30 a.m. in conference room 225.
4/17/2003HConference Committee Meeting will reconvene on Monday 04-21-03 at 10:30 am in conference room 225.
8/21/2003DCarried over to 2004 Regular Session

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