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:

Tuesday, February 17, 2009

TIME:

8:30 a.m.

PLACE:

Conference Room 329

State Capitol

415 South Beretania Street

 

A G E N D A

 

HB 1633

Status

RELATING TO TOXIC PRODUCTS.

Prohibits the manufacture, sale, or distribution of products for young children that contain bisphenol-A or phthalates. Requires manufacturers to choose safe alternatives.

 

HLT, JUD

HB 1611

Status

RELATING TO LABELING OF MEAT AND FISH PRODUCTS.

Requires truthful labeling of meat and fish that has been gas‑treated.

 

HLT, CPC/JUD

HB 124, HD1

(HSCR5)

Status

RELATING TO HEALTH PROFESSIONAL EDUCATION.

Appropriates funds to support the Hawaii Quentin Burdick Rural Health Interdisciplinary Training Program. (HB124 HD1)

 

HED, HLT, FIN

HB 1369

(HSCR24)

Status

RELATING TO THE UNIVERSITY OF HAWAII.

Establishes loan repayment program and housing stipend program for University of Hawaii medical school graduates practicing in counties with a population of less than 500,000 for a minimum of 6 years.

 

HED, HLT, FIN

HB 1812

Status

PROPOSING AN AMENDMENT TO ARTICLE VII, SECTION 12, OF THE HAWAII CONSTITUTION, RELATING TO SPECIAL PURPOSE REVENUE BONDS.

Amends Hawaii constitution to allow the issuance of special purpose revenue bonds to assist any (rather than just a not-for profit) corporation that provides health care facilities to the general public.

 

HLT, JUD

HB 1814

Status

RELATING TO MANDATORY OVERTIME FOR NURSES.

Prohibits both public and private hospitals from forcing nurses to work overtime, except in cases of a federal, state, or county declared emergency. Excludes nurse midwives and nurse anesthetists from mandatory overtime requirements.

 

HLT, 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: 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