HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

THE TWENTY-FIFTH LEGISLATURE

REGULAR SESSION OF 2009

 

COMMITTEE ON FINANCE

Rep. Marcus R. Oshiro, Chair

Rep. Marilyn B. Lee, Vice Chair

 

Rep. Henry J.C. Aquino

Rep. Scott Y. Nishimoto

Rep. Karen Leinani Awana

Rep. Roland D. Sagum, III

Rep. Tom Brower

Rep. James Kunane Tokioka

Rep. Isaac W. Choy

Rep. Jessica Wooley

Rep. Denny Coffman

Rep. Kyle T. Yamashita

Rep. Sharon E. Har

Rep. Kymberly Marcos Pine

Rep. Gilbert S.C. Keith-Agaran

Rep. Gene Ward

Rep. Chris Lee

 

 

NOTICE OF HEARING

 

DATE:

Thursday, February 26, 2009

TIME:

4:00 p.m.

PLACE:

Conference Room 308

State Capitol

415 South Beretania Street

 

A G E N D A # 7

 

HB 1065, HD1

(HSCR444)

Status

MAKING AN APPROPRIATION FOR THE DEPARTMENT OF HUMAN SERVICES TO ADDRESS THE BUDGET SHORTFALL.

Fiscal Year 2009-2010 appropriation from the Emergency and Budget Reserve Fund in lieu of general funds for the health care payments program (HMS 401) to address the budget shortfall in fiscal biennium 2009-2011. (HB1065 HD1)

 

HUS/HLT, FIN

HB 1064

(HSCR254)

Status

MAKING AN EMERGENCY APPROPRIATION FOR THE DEPARTMENT OF HUMAN SERVICES TO ADDRESS THE BUDGET SHORTFALL.

Emergency appropriation from the Emergency and Budget Reserve Fund to replace general funds appropriated for the health care payments program (HMS 401) to address the budget shortfall in fiscal year 2008-2009.

 

HUS/HLT, FIN

HB 697

(HSCR207)

Status

RELATING TO TEMPORARY HEALTH INSURANCE FOR UNEMPLOYED PERSONS.

Establishes a temporary health insurance program for unemployed individuals. Appropriates funds.

 

HLT/HUS, FIN

HB 1371

(HSCR178)

Status

RELATING TO HEALTH CARE.

Directs funding provided by the federal government's 2009 economic stimulus package for health care programs.

 

HLT/HUS, FIN

HB 1807, HD1

(HSCR520)

Status

RELATING TO WATER QUALITY.

Authorizes the director health to use federal moneys from the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 to fund drinking water and wastewater infrastructure programs.

 

EEP/WLO, FIN

HB 703

(HSCR251)

Status

 

RELATING TO HEALTH.

Appropriates money to match federal funds for medicaid.

 

HUS/HLT, FIN

HB 281, HD2

(HSCR571)

Status

RELATING TO ENVIRONMENT.

Appropriates federal funds from the economic stimulus package to (1) DBEDT to identify and develop a strategy to meet the needs of a green economy sector; and (2) RCUH to create an emergency environmental workforce to provide employment to persons who have lost their jobs in the economic downturn. (HB281 HD2)

 

EEP, 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 Committee the comments are directed to;

     The date and time of the hearing;

     Measure number; and

     The number of copies the Committee is requesting.

 

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PAPER: 2 copies (including an original) to Room 306 in the State Capitol;

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

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Rep. Marcus R. Oshiro

Chair