HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

THE TWENTY-SIXTH LEGISLATURE

REGULAR SESSION OF 2011

 

COMMITTEE ON HEALTH

Rep. Ryan I. Yamane, Chair

Rep. Dee Morikawa, Vice Chair

 

Rep. Della Au Belatti

Rep. John M. Mizuno

Rep. Faye P. Hanohano

Rep. Jessica Wooley

Rep. Jo Jordan

Rep. Corinne W.L. Ching

Rep. Chris Lee

Rep. Kymberly Marcos Pine

 

NOTICE OF HEARING

 

DATE:

Tuesday, March 15, 2011

TIME:

8:30AM

PLACE:

Conference Room 329

State Capitol

415 South Beretania Street

 

A G E N D A

 

SB 150, SD2

(SSCR529)

Status

RELATING TO BUILDING DESIGN FOR PERSONS WITH DISABILITIES.

Establishes an accessible building design special account, within the disability and communication access board special fund, for fees to be deposited and expended. Allows the disability and communication access board to charge a fee to defray expenses of reviewing construction plans to ensure compliance with law. Establishes fees for the review of buildings and facilities to ensure accessibility by persons with disabilities; fees will be in effect until the disability and communication access board adopts rules pursuant to Chapter 91, HRS. Effective 7/1/2050. (SD2)

 

HLT, WLO, FIN

SB 239, SD2

(SSCR722)

Status

RELATING TO THE HAWAII TOBACCO SETTLEMENT SPECIAL FUND.

Extends the appropriation by a decreasing annual amount of a portion of Hawaii tobacco settlement special fund moneys for annual operating expenses of JABSOM until 06/30/2015. Increases the portion of Hawaii tobacco settlement special fund moneys going to the general fund until 06/30/2015; and adds annual reporting requirements for JABSOM. Effective 7/1/2050. (SD2)

 

HLT, HED, FIN

SB 414, SD3

(SSCR603)

Status

RELATING TO THE HAWAII HEALTH SYSTEMS CORPORATION.

Authorizes the Hawaii health systems corporation to mortgage its real property and clarifies that the dollar cap on municipal leasing authority applies to each regional system. Effective 7/1/2050. (SD3)

 

HLT, WLO, FIN

SB 591, SD2

(SSCR795)

Status

RELATING TO PHARMACY BENEFIT MANAGEMENT COMPANIES.

Requires registration of and regulates practices of pharmacy benefit management companies. Authorizes periodic audits of pharmacies that submit claims to pharmacy benefit management companies. Effective 7/1/2050. (SD2)

 

HLT, CPC, FIN

SB 1348, SD2

(SSCR536)

Status

RELATING TO THE HAWAII HEALTH INSURANCE EXCHANGE.

Establishes the Hawaii health connector to create a health insurance exchange pursuant to the federal Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act of 2010; creates Hawaii health insurance exchange council under a board of directors; creates board of directors; creates task force to recommend policies and procedures to implement the governance of the health insurance exchange. (SD2)

 

HLT, CPC, FIN

SB 1453, SD2

(SSCR760)

Status

RELATING TO PRESCRIPTION MEDICATIONS.

Authorizes a working group composed of stakeholders and convened by the Healthcare Association of Hawaii to consider issues relating to prior authorization for prescription medication and to make recommendations for future legislation. Takes effect 07/01/2050. (SD2)

 

HLT, CPC, FIN

SB 1506, SD2

(SSCR686)

Status

RELATING TO HEALTH.

Establishes the childhood obesity pilot program and requires insurers to cover childhood obesity as a billable provider visit for services rendered by participating health care providers. Appropriates funds for the administration of the childhood obesity pilot program. Requires the childhood obesity pilot program provider participants to submit a report to the department of health and the legislature no later than twenty days prior to the convening of the 2015 regular session. Effective 7/1/50. (SD2)

 

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 (including an original) to Room 310 in the State Capitol;

FAX: For comments less than 5 pages in length, transmit to 586-6281(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 HLTtestimony@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 Committee Clerk at 586-6150or 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