HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

THE TWENTY-FOURTH LEGISLATURE

REGULAR SESSION OF 2008

 

COMMITTEE ON HUMAN SERVICES & HOUSING

Rep. Maile S. L. Shimabukuro, Chair

Rep. Karl Rhoads, Vice Chair

 

Rep. Karen Leinani Awana

Rep. Josh Green, M.D.

Rep. Della Au Belatti

Rep. John Mizuno

Rep. Joe Bertram, III

Rep. James Kunane Tokioka

Rep. Rida T.R. Cabanilla

Rep. Gene Ward, Ph.D.

 

COMMITTEE ON HEALTH

Rep. Josh Green, M.D., Chair

Rep. John Mizuno, Vice Chair

 

Rep. Karen Leinani Awana

Rep. Karl Rhoads

Rep. Della Au Belatti

Rep. Maile S. L. Shimabukuro

Rep. Joe Bertram, III

Rep. James Kunane Tokioka

Rep. Rida T.R. Cabanilla

Rep. Gene Ward, Ph.D.

 

CORRECTED NOTICE OF HEARING

 

The date has been changed to January 29, 2008 from January 29, 2007 and

the time has been changed to 8:50AM from 8:50.

 

 

DATE:

January 29, 2008

TIME:

8:50AM

PLACE:

Conference Room 329

State Capitol

415 South Beretania Street

 

A G E N D A

 

HB 2114

RELATING TO HUMAN SERVICES.

Requires Med-QUEST and Medicaid coverage for chiropractic care. Requires the Department of Human Services to pass funding on to QUEST plans to implement the services. Appropriates funds.

 

HSH/HLT, FIN

HB 2761

RELATING TO WOMEN'S HEALTH.

Requires not less than 6 months post-partum and interconception care for women of childbearing age who are participants in the Hawaii QUEST health insurance program. Defines "interconception care." Requires department of human services to adopt rules. Appropriation.

 

HSH/HLT, FIN

HB 2774

RELATING TO PUBLIC ASSISTANCE.

Expands QUEST coverage for post-pregnancy interconception care to up to six months. Appropriates funds for this purpose.

 

HSH/HLT, FIN

HB 2334

RELATING TO CRIME.

Establishes mandatory minimum prison terms for certain offenses against pregnant women.

 

HSH/HLT, JUD

HB 2556

RELATING TO SUBSTANCE ABUSE.

Appropriates funds for school-based substance abuse programs and for therapeutic living programs.

 

HSH/HLT, EDN, FIN

HB 2816

RELATING TO SUBSTANCE ABUSE.

Requires the Department of Health to license substance abuse rehabilitation homes and to establish standard operating procedures.

 

HSH/HLT, FIN

HB 2280

RELATING TO FINANCIAL EDUCATION.

Establishes a public financial education and asset building task force; makes an appropriation.

 

HSH, LMG, FIN

HB 2698

RELATING TO COURT-APPOINTED COUNSEL AND GUARDIANS AD LITEM IN FAMILY COURT.

Clarifies compensation rates for court-appointed attorneys and Guardians Ad Litem in family court.

 

HSH, JUD, FIN

HB 2346

RELATING TO ENDANGERING THE WELFARE OF A MINOR.

Expands the crimes of endangering the welfare of a minor in the first and second degrees to include situations in which an adult causes or permits a minor to inject, ingest, or inhale any controlled substance that was not prescribed for the minor by a physician.

 

HSH, JUD

HB 2766

RELATING TO ELECTRONIC MONITORING.

Requires electronic monitoring of persons convicted of violating a domestic abuse temporary restraining order or protective order.

 

HSH, JUD, FIN

HB 2128

RELATING TO THE PENAL CODE.

Amends the offenses of assault in the second degree and terroristic threatening in the first degree to include conduct committed against victims who the courts and police are attempting to keep safe with protective orders.

 

HSH, JUD

HB 2767

RELATING TO PROSTITUTION.

Requires the department of human services to contract the services of a health and human services provider to establish a pilot prostitution prevention education and diversion program.

 

HSH, JUD, FIN

HB 2772

RELATING TO HUMAN TRAFFICKING.

Extends the sunset date for the Hawaii Anti-trafficking Task Force to 2010. Adds members to the Task Force. Appropriates funds.

 

HSH, JUD, FIN

HB 2039

RELATING TO HUMAN SERVICES.

Requires the department of human services to disregard specified assets for purposes of determining eligibility for certain public assistance benefits.

 

HSH, FIN

HB 2775

RELATING TO THE EXECUTIVE OFFICE ON AGING.

Amends HRS sec. 349-2(b) to increase the salary cap for the director of the executive office on aging from sixty-nine to eighty per cent of the salary of the director of the department of human resources development.

 

HSH, LAB, FIN

HB 2273

RELATING TO HUMAN SERVICES.

Appropriates funds to the department of human services for independent living skills training for foster children and children being released from foster care. Authorizes general obligation bonds for transitional housing for foster children and children being released from foster care.

 

HSH, FIN

HB 2379

RELATING TO TAXATION.

Creates a refundable state earned income tax credit for individual taxpayers' which is equal to 20% of the federal earned income tax credit.

 

HSH, FIN

 

DECISION MAKING TO FOLLOW

 

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Rep. Joshua B. Green, M.D.

Chair

 

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Rep. Maile Shimabukuro

Chair