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:

Friday, March 28, 2008

TIME:

3:15 P.M.

PLACE:

Conference Room 308

State Capitol

415 South Beretania Street

 

A G E N D A # 2

 

SB 409, SD2

(SSCR2732)

Status

 

(Email Testimony)

 

RELATING TO HEALTH.

Requires health insurance policies to cover medical vigilance services for subscribers who are receiving in-patient health care services at an acute care hospital.

 

FIN

SB 2041

(HSCR1221-08)

Status

 

(Email Testimony)

 

RELATING TO HEALTH.

Appropriates funds to match federal funding for the disproportionate share hospital allowance.

 

HLT/HSH, FIN

SB 2768, SD2

(HSCR1197-08)

Status

 

(Email Testimony)

RELATING TO THE ISSUANCE OF REVENUE BONDS TO ASSIST THE MAUI REGION OF THE HAWAII HEALTH SYSTEMS CORPORATION.

Authorizes issuance of $150,000,000 in revenue bonds for a heart, brain, and vascular center at the Maui memorial medical center.

 

HLT, FIN

SB 3258, SD3, HD1

(HSCR1276-08)

Status

 

(Email Testimony)

RELATING TO MEDICAID HOSPITAL AND LONG-TERM CARE REIMBURSEMENTS.

Establishes reimbursement guidelines and provides appropriations for medicaid to hospitals and facilities with long-term care beds. Effective 07/01/2050. Repealed 06/30/2013.

 

HLT/HSH, FIN

SB 3255, SD2, HD1

(HSCR1092-08)

Status

 

(Email Testimony)

RELATING TO LONG TERM CARE.

Establishes a long-term care commission to research what resources are necessary to meet state long-term care public policy goals and to recommend a program and funding mechanism that can provide these services. Appropriates funds. Sunsets on 12/01/10.

 

HLT/HSH, FIN

SB 2542, SD2, HD1

(HSCR1095-08)

Status

 

(Email Testimony)

RELATING TO PUBLIC HEALTH.

Ensures continued community-based primary care for the uninsured, underinsured, or medicaid recipients by helping the community health center system to remain financially viable and stable in the face of the increasing needs of these populations. Effective 1/1/50.

 

HLT/HSH, FIN

SB 3257, SD3, HD1

(HSCR1223-08)

Status

 

(Email Testimony)

 

RELATING TO MEDICAID PRESUMPTIVE ELIGIBILITY.

Requires the Department of Human Services to provide presumptive eligibility to medicaid or QUEST eligible waitlisted patients.

 

HLT/HSH, FIN

SB 3076

(HSCR1278-08)

Status

 

(Email Testimony)

 

RELATING TO EPIDEMIOLOGISTS.

Authorizes the Department of Health (DOH) to create permanent or temporary exempt epidemiologist positions.

 

HLT, FIN

SB 2857, SD2

(HSCR1222-08)

Status

 

(Email Testimony)

RELATING TO HOME CARE AGENCIES.

Requires home care agencies to be licensed by the department of health; appropriates funds.

 

HLT/HSH, 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