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:

Tuesday, March 03, 2009

TIME:

4:00 p.m.

PLACE:

Conference Room 308

State Capitol

415 South Beretania Street

 

A G E N D A # 7

 

HB 1096, HD1

(HSCR329)

Status

RELATING TO PUBLIC ASSISTANCE.

Amends section 346-1, Hawaii Revised Statutes, by adding definitions of "work eligible household" and "other work eligible household" and repealing the definition of "exempt household" to be consistent with recent changes in federal regulations. Also amends section 346-53(a), Hawaii Revised Statutes, to be consistent with the new definitions.

 

HUS, FIN

HB 1354, HD1

(HSCR512)

Status

RELATING TO CHILDREN.

Appropriates temporary assistance for needy families funds and general revenue funds for the healthy start and enhanced healthy start programs, to maintain current services, to hire additional staff and for provider training.

 

HUS, FIN

HB 739, HD1

(HSCR256)

Status

RELATING TO TEMPORARY ASSISTANCE TO NEEDY FAMILIES.

Details how the legislature will spend TANF funds, emphasizing child care services, job training and related support services, the prevention of out-of-wedlock pregnancies, the purchase of service contracts for child welfare services, information system maintenance, and administration costs. Transfers portions of TANF funds to the social services block grant and child care development fund.

 

HUS, FIN

HB 1284

(HSCR511)

Status

RELATING TO HEALTH.

Appropriates funds in each year of the 2009-2011 fiscal biennium to increase the payments for physician services provided by QUEST and medicare fee-for-service providers up to 100 per cent of the current medicare rate. Requires the Department of Human Services (DHS) to report to the Legislature prior to the 2010 Regular Session with (1) the amount of baseline medicaid and additional funds needed for fiscal year 2010-2011, and (2) the amount of funding required to continue increased payments for physician services and to increase reimbursements for all fee-for-service providers. Requires DHS to seek an appropriation in an amount equal to at least the amount appropriated in 2009-2010 for additional payments for physician services.

 

HUS/HLT, FIN

HB 1103

(HSCR326)

Status

RELATING TO FEDERAL FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE FOR INDEPENDENT LIVING SERVICES AND CENTERS.

Repeals section 348-9, Hawaii Revised Statutes, that establishes the Statewide Council on Independent Living.

 

HUS, FIN

HB 1094, HD1

(HSCR436)

Status

RELATING TO PERMANENCY HEARINGS.

Amends the Child Protective Act to ensure compliance with federal Title IV-E hearing requirements.

 

HUS, JUD, FIN

HB 704

(HSCR252)

Status

RELATING TO HOME CARE AGENCIES.

Requires the department of health to license home care agencies. Sunsets 6/30/2014. Makes appropriation.

 

HUS/HLT, FIN

 

 

 

DECISION MAKING TO FOLLOW

 

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     The Committee the comments are directed to;

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     Measure number; and

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Rep. Marcus R. Oshiro

Chair