HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

THE TWENTY-FIFTH LEGISLATURE

REGULAR SESSION OF 2009

 

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:

Thursday, February 05, 2009

TIME:

8:15 am

PLACE:

Conference Room 329

State Capitol

415 South Beretania Street

 

A G E N D A

 

HB 1508

Status

RELATING TO INCOME TAX.

Exempts individuals from income tax if they earn less than 100 percent of the current Federal Poverty Income Guideline for Hawaii.

 

HUS, FIN

HB 155

Status

RELATING TO INFANT AND TODDLER CHILD CARE CENTERS.

Requires department of human services to adopt rules to implement a standardized set of procedures to accommodate complaints and grievances against infant and toddler child care centers. Requires department to publicize procedures, including on its website.

 

HUS, JUD, FIN

HB 873

Status

RELATING TO DOMESTIC VIOLENCE.

Requires law enforcement officers to report to the Department of Human Services (DHS) when a child witnesses an incident of domestic abuse. Requires DHS to collaborate with other agencies and organizations establish procedures and protocols and report to the legislature.

 

HUS, JUD, FIN

HB 1094

Status

RELATING TO PERMANENCY HEARINGS.

Amends chapter 587, Hawaii Revised Statutes, to ensure compliance with federal Title IV-E hearing requirements.

 

HUS, JUD, FIN

HB 1200

Status

RELATING TO AN AUDIT OF THE HAWAII STATE COALITION AGAINST DOMESTIC VIOLENCE.

Requires the Auditor to perform a financial and management audit of the Hawaii State Coalition Against Domestic Violence.

 

HUS, LMG, FIN

HB 1788

Status

RELATING TO FAMILY COURT.

Mandates the family court to provide relevant information to the department of public safety for the purposes of maintaining a statewide victim information and notification program.

 

HUS, PBS, JUD

HB 333

Status

RELATING TO TAXATION.

Creates a state earned income tax credit funded initially with TANF funds. Restricts the interest charged by tax preparers to clients who claim the earned income tax credit.

 

HUS, FIN

HB 732

Status

RELATING TO ASSET BUILDING.

Establishes a three-year pilot project within the Department of Human Services to conduct and expand asset building classes statewide to serve individuals with disabilities and the parents of children with a disability. Appropriates funds.

 

HUS, FIN

HB 736

Status

RELATING TO TAXATION.

Provides a refundable state earned income tax credit equivalent to twenty per cent of the federal earned income tax credit. Requires the refundable portion of the earned income tax credit to be reimbursed by federal or state temporary assistance for needy families funds.

 

HUS, FIN

HB 739

Status

RELATING TO TEMPORARY ASSISTANCE TO NEEDY FAMILIES.

Details how the legislature will spend TANF funds, emphasizing direct payments to families, employment training, teenage pregnancy prevention, and keeping families intact.

 

HUS, FIN

HB 741

Status

RELATING TO CHILDREN.

Appropriates funds from general revenues and the temporary assistance for needy families funds for the healthy start program.

 

HUS, FIN

HB 791

Status

RELATING TO COUNTIES.

Renders void as against public policy any county ordinance that prohibits a group living facility for the elderly and persons with disabilities from being located within any specified distance from another group living facility.

 

HUS, WLO

HB 884

Status

RELATING TO CHILD DEVELOPMENT ACCOUNT.

Creates child development account. Requires State to pay $      when account opens at birth. Limits annual contributions to $     . Prohibits withdrawals before age 18. Exempts gains from income tax. Provides penalties. Requires director of taxation to adopt rules.

 

HUS, FIN

HB 1354

Status

RELATING TO CHILDREN.

Appropriates or authorizes temporary assistance for needy families funds for the healthy start program, including enhanced healthy start, hiring of additional staff, and training.

 

HUS, FIN

HB 1496

Status

RELATING TO TEMPORARY ASSISTANCE FOR NEEDY FAMILIES.

Requires department of human services to grant to families homeless assistance, under specified circumstances, as an allowance for nonrecurring special needs when homelessness is a direct result of domestic violence. Allows verification by sworn statement of victim.

 

HUS, FIN

 

 

 

 

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: One copy (including an original) to Room 315 in the State Capitol;

FAX: For comments less than 5 pages in length, transmit to 586-8524 (Oahu) or 1-800-535-3859 (Neighbor Islands); or

EMAIL: For comments less than 5 pages in length, transmit to HUStestimony@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.

 

The following measure(s) were previously heard on 02/02/09 at 8:15 am and will ONLY be decided upon. No testimony will be accepted for the following:

 

HB 600

Status

RELATING TO HUMAN SERVICES.

Establishes a reward program for reporting of fraudulent claims to department of human services assistance programs. Increases penalties for committing fraud under assistance programs.

 

HUS, JUD, FIN

HB 1435

Status

RELATING TO THE HAWAII STATE GIVING CAMPAIGN.

Establishes the Hawaii state giving campaign as the only authorized solicitation of employees in the state workplace on behalf of charitable organizations. Appropriates funds to implement the campaign.

 

HUS, LAB, FIN

 

 

 

 

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Rep. John M. Mizuno

Chair