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

 

 

NOTICE OF HEARING

 

DATE:

Friday, January 30, 2009

TIME:

8:30 a.m.

PLACE:

Conference Room 329

State Capitol

415 South Beretania Street

 

A G E N D A

 

The following measure(s) has been DELETED from the agenda:

HB 317

Status

RELATING TO MOBILE MEDICAL CARE.

Authorizes the use of federal Homeland Security Grant Program funds to provide the people of the southern portion of the island of Hawaii with increased access to suitable emergency and clinical medical care.

 

HLT, PBS, FIN

HB 343

Status

RELATING TO RURAL PRIMARY HEALTH CARE TRAINING.

Appropriates funds to: (1) develop a statewide rural primary health care training program; and (2) support the family medicine residency program of the University of Hawaii John A. Burns school of medicine's department of family medicine and community health. Effective 7/1/09.

 

HLT, HED, FIN

HB 691

Status

RELATING TO PHYSICIAN SHORTAGES.

Establishes the Hawaii Rural Health Care Provider Loan Repayment Program to provide student loan repayments to physicians who practice in federally designated health professional shortage areas of the state.

 

HLT, HED, FIN

HB 230

Status

RELATING TO PARKING FOR PERSONS WITH DISABILITIES.

Makes vehicles owned and operated by nursing facilities eligible for disabled parking license plates, placards, and identification cards.

 

HLT, TRN, JUD

HB 687

Status

RELATING TO VETERANS.

Transfers Yukio Okutsu State Veterans Home from department of health, Hawaii health systems corporation, to department of defense, office of veterans' services.

 

HLT, EBM, FIN

HB 690

Status

RELATING TO INSURANCE.

Requires insurers that offer health care coverage to the regular employees of any group or association to offer the same coverage to part-time employees working at least 15 hours per week. Requires the insurance commissioner to report to the legislature on cost-benefit.

 

HLT, CPC, FIN

HB 699

Status

RELATING TO TAX CREDITS.

Provides a tax credit for costs related to conducting medical technology research.

 

HLT, EBM, FIN

HB 702

Status

RELATING TO GENERAL EXCISE TAXATION.

Excludes from the general excise tax, amounts received by a managed care support contractor of the TRICARE program for the actual cost or advancement to third party health care providers pursuant to a contract with the United States.

 

HLT, EBM, FIN

HB 438

Status

RELATING TO TAXATION.

Assesses a surcharge on all soft drinks sold in the State.

 

HLT, EBM, FIN

HB 329

Status

RELATING TO HEALTH.

Requires the State to reject all Title V federal funding for mandated abstinence-only-until-marriage programs.

 

HLT, EDN, FIN

HB 330

Status

RELATING TO COMPREHENSIVE SEXUALITY HEALTH EDUCATION.

Requires any recipient of state funding to provide medically accurate sexuality education.

 

HLT, EDN, FIN

The following measure(s) has been ADDED to the agenda:

HB 808

Status

 

RELATING TO HEALTH.

Makes amendments to clarify the support and expansion of new technology in the use of telemedicine; clarifies that telehealth is within the scope of a physician's practice.

 

HLT, CPC/JUD

 

 

 

 

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: 3 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. Ryan I. Yamane

Chair