HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

THE TWENTY-SIXTH LEGISLATURE

REGULAR SESSION OF 2011

 

COMMITTEE ON FINANCE

Rep. Marcus R. Oshiro, Chair

Rep. Marilyn B. Lee, Vice Chair

 

Rep. Pono Chong

Rep. Chris Lee

Rep. Isaac W. Choy

Rep. Dee Morikawa

Rep. Denny Coffman

Rep. James Kunane Tokioka

Rep. Ty Cullen

Rep. Kyle T. Yamashita

Rep. Sharon E. Har

Rep. Barbara C. Marumoto

Rep. Mark J. Hashem

Rep. Gil Riviere

Rep. Linda Ichiyama

Rep. Gene Ward

Rep. Jo Jordan

 

 

NOTICE OF HEARING

 

DATE:

Tuesday, March 01, 2011

TIME:

3:00 P.M.

PLACE:

Conference Room 308

State Capitol

415 South Beretania Street

 

A G E N D A # 6

 

HB 889, HD2

(HSCR574)

Status

RELATING TO HEALTH.

Establishes health care-associated infection reporting requirements. Effective January 7, 2059.

 

 

HLT, JUD, FIN

HB 863

(HSCR488)

Status

RELATING TO HEALTH.

Amends the date when the Hawaii Health Authority is required to submit its findings and recommendations to the Legislature.

 

 

HLT, FIN

HB 1330, HD1

(HSCR465)

Status

RELATING TO THE HAWAII TOBACCO SETTLEMENT SPECIAL FUND.

Extends the appropriation of a portion of Hawaii Tobacco Settlement Special Fund moneys for annual operating expenses of the John A. Burns School of Medicine until June 30, 2015, and adds annual reporting requirements. Effective July 1, 2050.

 

HLT, HED, FIN

HB 756, HD2

(HSCR524)

Status

RELATING TO BUILDING DESIGN FOR PERSONS WITH DISABILITIES.

Allows the Disability and Communication Access Board to charge fees to defray expenses of reviewing construction plans to ensure compliance with law. Establishes an Accessible Building Design Special Account for plan review fees and cost of compliance with ADA design requirements. Effective January 1, 2012.

 

HLT, WLO, FIN

HB 761

(HSCR290)

Status

RELATING TO INTELLECTUAL DISABILITIES.

Changes references to "mental retardation" or like terms in the Hawaii Revised Statutes to "intellectual disability" or like terms.

 

 

HLT, FIN

HB 1384, HD2

(HSCR535)

Status

RELATING TO PRESCRIPTION MEDICATIONS.

Requires a working group to discuss potential improvements to the current prior authorization process for prescription medications. Effective July 1, 2050.

 

HLT, CPC, FIN

HB 326, HD1

(HSCR340)

Status

RELATING TO HEALTH.

Provides for telehealth services coverage for Medicaid and QUEST patients using Kona Hospital's medical van program.

 

 

HLT/HUS, FIN

HB 1045

(HSCR530)

Status

RELATING TO INSURANCE.

Updates the Insurance Code and related provisions to adopt the revisions to the National Association of Insurance Commissioners model laws and regulations for risk-based capital trend test for property and casualty insurers which is required for National Association of Insurance Commissioners accreditation.

 

HLT, CPC, 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: 2 copies to Room 306 in the State Capitol;

FAX: For comments less than 5 pages in length, transmit to 586-6001 (Oahu) or 1-800-535-3859 (for Neighbor Islanders without a computer to submit testimony through e-mail or the Web); 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 Committee Clerk at 586-6200 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. Marcus R. Oshiro

Chair