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 22, 2011

TIME:

9:00 a.m.

PLACE:

Conference Room 329

State Capitol

415 South Beretania Street

 

A G E N D A

 

SB 892, SD2

(SSCR582)

Status

RELATING TO SERVICE ANIMALS.

Amends certain laws regarding the use of service animals in statutes relating to dog licensing, public conveyances, and discriminatory practices in real estate transactions to address issues with obsolescence and inconsistency with the ADA and FHA. (SD2)

 

HLT, JUD

SB 240, SD2

(SSCR721)

Status

RELATING TO PHYSICIAN WORKFORCE ASSESSMENT.

Permanently establishes the physician workforce assessment fee. Requires a portion of the assessment fees be deposited into the John A. Burns school of medicine special fund to support physician workforce assessment and planning, including recruitment and retention of physicians for rural and medically underserved areas of the State. Requires the University of Hawaii at Manoa to report annually to the legislature, the state health planning and development agency, and the Hawaii medical board. Effective 7/1/2050. (SD2)

 

HLT, FIN

SB 1106, SD1

(SSCR725)

Status

RELATING TO WELLNESS.

Creates a workplace wellness pilot program; appropriates funds. Effective 07/01/2050. (SD1)

 

HLT, FIN

SB 1273, SD1

(SSCR471)

Status

RELATING TO HEALTH INSURANCE.

Authorizes the Insurance Commissioner to enforce consumer protections and market reforms relating to insurance of the federal Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act. (SD1)

 

HLT, CPC

SB 40, SD2

(SSCR573)

Status

RELATING TO PSEUDOEPHEDRINE.

Reclassifies pseudoephedrine as a schedule V drug that may only be dispensed with a prescription with certain exceptions; makes conforming amendments. Requires retail sellers of drugs containing pseudoephedrine to remove these drugs from their over-the-counter inventories no later than 7/1/2011. Effective 7/1/2050. (SD2)

 

HLT, CPC/JUD

SB 1086, SD1

(SSCR548)

Status

RELATING TO CONSUMER INFORMATION.

Requires sliced, sandwich-style bread products that have been baked and then frozen to be labeled "previously frozen". Prohibits bread that has been frozen to be labeled or advertised as "fresh". Effective 7/1/50. (SD1)

 

HLT, CPC

SB 657, SD1

(SSCR549)

Status

RELATING TO CHIROPRACTIC.

Updates the scope of practice for chiropractic to reflect standards, practices, and terminology accepted by the National Board of Chiropractic Examiners. (SD1)

 

HLT, CPC

 

 

 

 

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 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