HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

THE TWENTY-FIFTH LEGISLATURE

REGULAR SESSION OF 2009

 

COMMITTEE ON HEALTH

Rep. Ryan I. Yamane, Chair

Rep. Scott Y. Nishimoto, Vice Chair

 

Rep. Della Au Belatti

Rep. John M. Mizuno

Rep. Joe Bertram, III

Rep. Maile S.L. Shimabukuro

Rep. Tom Brower

Rep. Lynn Finnegan

Rep. Mele Carroll

 

 

COMMITTEE ON HUMAN SERVICES

Rep. John M. Mizuno, Chair

Rep. Tom Brower, Vice Chair

 

Rep. Della Au Belatti

Rep. Maile S.L. Shimabukuro

Rep. Joe Bertram, III

Rep. Ryan I. Yamane

Rep. Mele Carroll

Rep. Gene Ward

Rep. Scott Y. Nishimoto

 

 

NOTICE OF HEARING

 

DATE:

Tuesday, March 17, 2009

TIME:

10:45 a.m.

PLACE:

Conference Room 329

State Capitol

415 South Beretania Street

 

A G E N D A

 

SB 1140, SD2

(SSCR646)

Status

RELATING TO HEALTH CARE.

Requires commercial health plans licensed to do business in the State to pay no less than 101% of costs for all services provided to plan beneficiaries by critical access hospitals and federally qualified health centers. Exempts limited benefit health insurance policies from the minimum reimbursement requirement. (SD2)

 

HLT/HUS, CPC, FIN

SB 1679, SD2

(SSCR689)

Status

RELATING TO THE EMERGENCY AND BUDGET RESERVE FUND.

Appropriates moneys from the emergency and budget reserve fund to maintain levels of programs for education, human services, and health. Effective 07/01/90. (SD2)

 

HLT/HUS, FIN

HCR 12

Status/HR 16

Status

REQUESTING THE PRESIDENT OF THE SENATE, THE SPEAKER OF THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES, AND THE GOVERNOR TO CREATE A HOME FOR LIFE TASK FORCE TO REDUCE BARRIERS TO AGING IN PLACE AND TO FACILITATE MULTIGENERATIONAL LIVING.

 

 

 

HLT/HUS, FIN

HCR 13

Status/HR 17

Status

REQUESTING A STUDY OF VARIOUS UNRESOLVED ISSUES RELATING TO AGING.

 

 

 

HLT/HUS, HED, FIN

HCR 14

Status/HR 18

Status

REQUESTING PUBLIC AND PRIVATE AGENCIES TO MAKE APPROPRIATE EXEMPTIONS FOR GRANDPARENTS CARING FOR GRANDCHILDREN TO REMAIN IN SENIOR HOUSING UNTIL SUITABLE HOUSING IS OBTAINED.

 

 

 

HLT/HUS, HSG

HCR 15

Status

ENCOURAGING STAKEHOLDERS AND INTERESTED PARTIES TO WORK TOGETHER TO ESTABLISH PAID FAMILY LEAVE OR SIMILAR WAGE REPLACEMENT PROGRAMS TO ASSIST FAMILY CAREGIVERS.

 

 

HLT/HUS, LAB

 

 

 

 

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.

 

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: 4 copies (including an original) to Room 441 in the State Capitol;

FAX: For comments less than 5 pages in length, transmit to 586-8519 (Oahu) or 1-800-535-3859 (Neighbor Islands); or

EMAIL: For comments less than 5 pages in length, transmit to HLTtestimony@Capitol.hawaii.gov.

 

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 during the course of the hearing it appears that there will not be sufficient time to allow everyone to be heard, the chairperson reserves the right to limit the remaining testifiers to three minutes. This three minute policy will be enforced to ensure fairness and adequate consideration to all bills.

 

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 586-6150 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. John M. Mizuno

Chair

 

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Rep. Ryan I. Yamane

Chair