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:

Friday, April 03, 2009

TIME:

2:00 p.m.

PLACE:

Conference Room 308

State Capitol

415 South Beretania Street

 

A G E N D A # 1

 

SB 190, SD1, HD1

(HSCR1038)

Status

RELATING TO COMMUNITY CARE FOSTER FAMILY HOME.

Allows the Department of Human Services to oversee a two-year demonstration project permitting two private-pay individuals to live in the same community care foster family home under specified conditions.

 

HUS, FIN

SB 415, SD2

(HSCR1162)

Status

RELATING TO HOME CARE AGENCIES.

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

 

HUS/HLT, FIN

SB 914, SD2, HD1

(HSCR1101)

Status

RELATING TO PUBLIC ASSISTANCE.

Amends public assistance law by adding definitions of "non-work eligible household", "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 (determination of assistance), to be consistent with the new definitions.

 

HUS, FIN

SB 912, SD2, HD1

(HSCR1295)

Status

RELATING TO PERMANENCY HEARINGS.

Amends the Child Protective Act to ensure compliance with federal Title IV-E hearing requirements. Effective July 1, 2050.

 

HUS, JUD, FIN

SB 109, SD2, HD2

(HSCR1293)

Status

RELATING TO THE INTERSTATE COMPACT FOR JUVENILES.

Adopts the new Interstate Compact for Juveniles and establishes the family court's jurisdiction under the compact. Appropriates funds.

 

HUS, JUD, FIN

SB 851, SD1, HD2

(HSCR1294)

Status

RELATING TO CHILD SUPPORT ENFORCEMENT.

Clarifies that all income withholding payments be sent through the Child Support Enforcement Agency; allows the agency to disburse support by electronic transfer or direct deposit; allows for electronic copy or facsimile of a signature as proof of service for certified mail; clarifies lien payment and enforcement.

 

HUS, JUD, FIN

SB 1344, HD1

(HSCR1168)

Status

RELATING TO HEALTH CARE.

Eliminates positive enrollment for QUEST and QUEST Expanded Access recipients. Requires insurance entities contracting to provide Medicaid services to enter into written contracts with at least fifty per cent of hospitals and providers in their coverage areas. Takes effect January 1, 2050.

 

HUS/HLT, FIN

SB 843, SD1, HD1

(HSCR1251)

Status

RELATING TO SENTENCING.

Restores a statutory provision allowing for presentence mental health or medical examination of defendants for purposes of sentencing. Effective January 1, 2046.

 

HUS, JUD, FIN

DECISION MAKING TO FOLLOW

 

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Rep. Marcus R. Oshiro

Chair