HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

THE TWENTY-FIFTH LEGISLATURE

REGULAR SESSION OF 2010

 

COMMITTEE ON CONSUMER PROTECTION & COMMERCE

Rep. Robert N. Herkes, Chair

Rep. Glenn Wakai, Vice Chair

 

Rep. Della Au Belatti

Rep. John M. Mizuno

Rep. Rida Cabanilla

Rep. Hermina M. Morita

Rep. Mele Carroll

Rep. Joseph M. Souki

Rep. Ken Ito

Rep. Clift Tsuji

Rep. Jon Riki Karamatsu

Rep. Barbara C. Marumoto

Rep. Sylvia Luke

Rep. Cynthia Thielen

Rep. Angus L.K. McKelvey

 

 

 

NOTICE OF HEARING

 

DATE:

Wednesday, March 17, 2010

TIME:

2:00 pm

PLACE:

Conference Room 325

State Capitol

415 South Beretania Street

 

A G E N D A

 

SB 2756, SD2, HD1

(HSCR705-10)

Status

RELATING TO COST SHARING IN THE RELOCATION AND UNDERGROUNDING OF UTILITY FACILITIES.

Allocates cost share among highway agencies and utilities for projects involving the removal, relocation, replacement, or reconstruction of utility facilities that border state or county highways. Clarifies federal funding share for cost of undergrounding utility facilities. Effective July 1, 2050. (SB2756 HD1)

 

TRN, CPC, FIN

SB 2601, SD1, HD1

(HSCR737-10)

Status

RELATING TO ATHLETIC TRAINERS.

Requires the Auditor to conduct a sunrise analysis of the licensure of athletic trainers. (SB2601 HD1)

 

TCI, CPC, FIN

SB 2566, HD1

(HSCR695-10)

Status

RELATING TO MEDICAL AND REHABILITATION BENEFITS.

Clarifies that a physician or surgeon may conduct diagnostic testing or engage in a one-time consultation for a subspecialty diagnostic evaluation and treatment recommendations from a board certified or licensed specialist. Allows for the one-time consultation to be referred to a board certified or licensed specialist working in a facility in which a physician or surgeon may have a financial interest. (SB2566 HD1)

 

LAB, CPC, FIN

SB 2494, SD2, HD1

(HSCR724-10)

Status

RELATING TO INSURANCE.

Requires EUTF health benefits plans to allow enrollees to continue the same prescription drug coverage for current enrollees, and applies this provision retroactively to the 2009 EUTF open enrollment period. Prohibits the Department of Human Services from requiring its approval for a Medicaid or QUEST health plan to deliver services through telehealth, and from requiring in-person health care visits to qualify telehealth services for coverage under these health plans. Effective July 1, 2020. (SB2494 HD1)

 

HLT, CPC, FIN

SB 2599, SD2, HD1

(HSCR725-10)

Status

RELATING TO HEALTH INSURANCE.

Mandates health insurance coverage for colorectal-cancer screening based on the recommendations of the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force. Requires health insurance providers in Hawaii to provide their insured with information about the risks of undiagnosed colorectal cancer and encourage their insured to consult with their physician about screening options. Effective January 1, 2050. (SB2599 HD1)

 

HLT, CPC, FIN

SB 2600, SD2, HD1

(HSCR726-10)

Status

RELATING TO HEALTHCARE.

Creates licensing and regulatory standards for respiratory therapists. (SB2600 HD1)

 

HLT, CPC, FIN

SB 2859, SD2

(SSCR2631)

Status

RELATING TO THE MOTOR VEHICLE INDUSTRY LICENSING ACT.

Increases the grounds for license revocations. Takes effect 7/1/2050. (SD2)

 

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: 1 (one) copy (including an original) to CPC Vic Chair, Room 316, in the State Capitol;

FAX: For comments less than 5 pages in length, transmit to the CPC Vice Chair at 586-6221 (for Oahu) or 1-800-535-3859 (for Neighbor Islanders without a computer to submit testimony through e-mail or the Web);

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

WEB: For comments less than 4MB in size, transmit from the Web page at http://www.capitol.hawaii.gov/emailtestimony.

 

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 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 CPC Committee Clerk at 586-6173 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. Robert N. Herkes

Chair