HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

THE TWENTY-FOURTH LEGISLATURE

REGULAR SESSION OF 2008

 

COMMITTEE ON FINANCE

Rep. Marcus R. Oshiro, Chair

Rep. Marilyn B. Lee, Vice Chair

 

Rep. Karen Leinani Awana

Rep. Sharon E. Har

Rep. Bob Nakasone

Rep. Kymberly Marcos Pine

Rep. Della Au Belatti

Rep. Jon Riki Karamatsu

Rep. Karl Rhoads

Rep. Gene Ward, Ph.D.

Rep. Tom Brower

Rep. Michael Y. Magaoay

Rep. Roland D. Sagum, III

 

Rep. Mele Carroll

Rep. Joey Manahan

Rep. James Kunane Tokioka

 

Rep. Faye P. Hanohano

Rep. John Mizuno

Rep. Colleen Rose Meyer

 

 

NOTICE OF HEARING

 

DATE:

MONDAY, February 25, 2008

TIME:

11:15 A.M.

PLACE:

Conference Room 308

State Capitol

415 South Beretania Street

 

A G E N D A # 2

 

HB 2447, HD1

(HSCR249-08)

Status

 

(Email Testimony)

 

RELATING TO PSYCHOTROPIC MEDICATION.

Provides permanent access to psychotropic medications by Medicaid recipients.

 

HSH/HLT, FIN

HB 2761, HD1

(HSCR418-08)

Status

 

(Email Testimony)

 

RELATING TO WOMEN'S HEALTH.

Requires at least 6 months post-partum and interconception care for women of childbearing age who are participants in the Hawaii QUEST health insurance program.

 

HSH/HLT, FIN

HB 2772, HD2

(HSCR395-08)

Status

 

(Email Testimony)

 

RELATING TO HUMAN TRAFFICKING.

Extends the sunset date for the Hawaii Anti-trafficking Task Force to 2010. Amends composition of the Task Force. Appropriates funds.

HSH, JUD, FIN

HB 2766, HD1

(HSCR661-08)

Status

 

(Email Testimony)

RELATING TO ELECTRONIC MONITORING.

Allows the courts to require electronic monitoring of persons convicted of violating a domestic abuse temporary restraining order or protective order. Appropriates funds for offenders who cannot afford to pay for costs associated with the monitoring device.

 

HSH, JUD, FIN

HB 2062, HD1

(HSCR37-08)

Status

 

(Email Testimony)

 

RELATING TO LONG-TERM CARE.

Allows persons eligible to receive Medicaid funds for care at nursing home facilities to remain at home and receive home and community-based long-term care.

 

HSH/HLT, FIN

HB 2196, HD2

(HSCR297-08)

Status

 

(Email Testimony)

RELATING TO CAREGIVING.

Extends the joint legislative committee on family caregiving; changes the committee's name to the joint legislative committee on aging in place; expands the committee's mandate to include aging in place issues related to family caregiving; requires the Hawaii aging and disability resource center to report to the committee; requires the joint legislative committee to design a cash and counseling project; appropriates funds to the joint legislative committee; allows kupuna care to include overnight, weekend, and emergency respite, as well as provide grants to caregivers and for home modification; appropriates funds to the kupuna care program.

 

HLT/HSH, LMG, FIN

HB 2198, HD2

(HSCR444-08)

Status

 

(Email Testimony)

RELATING TO CAREGIVING.

Establishes a task force to focus on the needs of and issues facing grandparents raising grandchildren.

 

HSH, JUD, FIN

 

 

 

DECISION MAKING TO FOLLOW

 

Persons wishing to offer comments should submit testimony at least 24 hours prior to the hearing with a transmittal cover indicating:

     Testifier's name with position/title and organization;

     The date and agenda no. of the hearing;

     Measure number;

     If you will be testifying in person or submitting written testimony only;

     The Committee the comments are directed to; and

     The number of copies the Committee is requesting.

 

While every effort will be made to copy, organize, and collate all testimony received, materials received on the day of the hearing or improperly identified or directed to the incorrect office, may be distributed to the Committee after the hearing.

 

Submit testimony in ONE of the following ways:

PAPER: 2 copies to Room 306 in the State Capitol. It is required that the copies be on one side of an 8 " X 11" sheet;

FAX: For comments less than 5 pages in length, transmit to 586-6001 (Oahu) or 1-800-535-3859 (Neighbor Islands);

OR

EMAIL: For comments less than 5 pages in length, transmit to FINtestimony@Capitol.hawaii.gov. Please include the measure number, date of hearing, and agenda no. in the subject line or click on the appropriate "Email Testimony" link above.

 

Testimony submitted will be placed on the Legislative Web site after the hearing adjourns. This public posting of testimony on the Web site should be considered when including personal information in your testimony.

 

If you require special assistance or auxiliary aids and/or services to participate in the House public hearing process (i.e., sign or foreign language interpreter or wheelchair accessibility), please contact the Committee Clerk at 586-6200 or email your request for an interpreter to HouseInterpreter@Capitol.hawaii.gov at least 24 hours prior to the hearing for arrangements. Prompt requests submitted help to ensure the availability of qualified individuals and appropriate accommodations.

 

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Rep. Marcus R. Oshiro

Chair