THE SENATE
THE TWENTY-SIXTH LEGISLATURE
REGULAR SESSION OF 2011

COMMITTEE ON HUMAN SERVICES
Senator Suzanne Chun Oakland, Chair
Senator Les Ihara, Jr., Vice-Chair

MEASURES DEFERRED TO FRIDAY, MARCH 18, 2011

DATE:

Friday, March 18, 2011

TIME:

11:00 AM

PLACE:

Conference Room 229
State Capitol
415 South Beretania Street

DECISION MAKING ON THE FOLLOWING MEASURE(S):

HB70 HD2
(HSCR788)

Testimony

Status

RELATING TO THE HOMELESS.
Establishes the Return-to-home Program to assist eligible homeless individuals to return to their home state if there is a support network available and the support network is able to receive them. Effective July 1, 2030. (HB70 HD2)

HMS, WAM

HB898 HD2
(HSCR787)

Testimony

Status

RELATING TO HOUSING POLICY.
Extends to December 31, 2012, the lapse date of funds appropriated from the emergency and budget reserve fund pursuant to Act 191, SLH 2010, for the housing first pilot program. Effective June 29, 2011. (HB898 HD2)

HMS, WAM

HB1303 HD2
(HSCR904)

Testimony

Status

RELATING TO PUBLIC HOUSING.
Authorizes the Hawaii Public Housing Authority to assess a fee to all units for community facility maintenance. Requires minimum rent schedule for housing projects and annual Consumer Price Index adjustments of minimum rent. Effective July 1, 2030. (HB1303 HD2)

HMS, WAM

HB561 HD1
(HSCR797)

Testimony

Status

RELATING TO PUBLIC ASSISTANCE.
Requires QUEST or QUEST-net vendors to notify the DHS when QUEST or QUEST-net enrollees are also covered by private health insurance. Requires private health insurance plans to be the primary insurer. Effective July 1, 2050. (HB561 HD1)

HMS, WAM

HB596 HD1
(HSCR722)

Testimony

Status

RELATING TO HEALTH.
Creates presumptive medicaid eligibility for waitlisted patients. Repeals July 1, 2016. Effective July 1, 2030. (HB596 HD1)

HMS, WAM

HB594 HD2
(HSCR695)

Testimony

Status

RELATING TO HEALTH.
Appropriates an unspecified amount of funds to the Department of Human Services to match the federal disproportionate share hospital allowance allocated to the State. Effective July 1, 2030. (HB594 HD2)

HMS, WAM

HB160 HD2
(HSCR899)

Testimony

Status

RELATING TO HUMAN SERVICES AND HEALTH.
Appropriates an additional unspecified amount for the Kupuna Care Program. Effective July 1, 2030. (HB160 HD2)

HMS, WAM

HB758 HD1
(HSCR714)

Testimony

Status

AUTHORIZING THE ISSUANCE OF GENERAL OBLIGATION BONDS AND MAKING AN APPROPRIATION FOR THE VOCATIONAL REHABILITATION AND SERVICES FOR THE BLIND DIVISION.
Appropriates funds for the vocational rehabilitation and services for the blind services, Department of Human Services, to upgrade equipment and facilities for the Hoopono program. Effective date July 1, 2050. (HB758 HD1)

HMS, WAM

HB404 HD1
(HSCR662)

Testimony

Status

RELATING TO THE ISSUANCE OF SPECIAL PURPOSE REVENUE BONDS TO ASSIST PALOLO CHINESE HOME AND ITS SUBSIDIARIES.
Authorizes the issuance of special purpose revenue bonds to assist Palolo Chinese Home in financing the capital costs related to the expansion, construction, and rebuilding of its health care facilities. Effective July 1, 2030. (HB404 HD1)

HMS, WAM

HB238 HD2
(HSCR651)

Testimony

Status

RELATING TO TEMPORARY RESTRAINING ORDERS.
Adds a mandatory prison term of fifteen days and a fine of not less than $150 nor more than $600 for a person with certain prior convictions who is convicted for the first time for violation of a temporary restraining order. Effective January 7, 2059. (HB238 HD2)

HMS, JDL

HB1003 HD2
(HSCR930)

Testimony

Status

RELATING TO THE PENAL CODE.
To provide greater protections to victims of domestic violence who the court is already attempting to keep safe through protective orders. Effective July 1, 2011. (HB1003 HD2)

HMS, JDL

HB56 HD2
(HSCR939)

Testimony

Status

RELATING TO CHILD VISITATION.
Permits family court to award reasonable visitation to grandparents if the denial of visitation would cause significant harm to the child. Establishes a rebuttable presumption that visitation decisions made by a parent are in the best interests of the child. Presumption may be rebutted by clear and convincing evidence. Identifies factors the court may consider in awarding visitation. Effective July 1, 2050. (HB56 HD2)

HMS, JDL

HB616 HD2
(HSCR649)

Testimony

Status

RELATING TO CHILD CUSTODY.
Clarifies that awards of visitation rights may include visitation by electronic communication. Establishes factors that shall be considered and authorizes courts to set guidelines for visitation by electronic communication. Effective July 1, 2050. (HB616 HD2)

HMS, JDL

HB718 HD1
(HSCR907)

Testimony

Status

RELATING TO FOSTER YOUTH.
Allows the Department of Human Services to develop and administer a program assisting former foster youth with housing options. Effective July 1, 2050. (HB718 HD1)

HMS, WAM

HB909 HD2
(HSCR929)

Testimony

Status

RELATING TO FAMILY COURT.
Authorizes family court to issue financial restraining orders, and consider the unauthorized dissipation of marital assets in ordering payment of attorney fees and costs. Effective date July 1, 2050. (HB909 HD2)

HMS, JDL

HB1005 HD2
(HSCR698)

Testimony

Status

RELATING TO CHILD SUPPORT ENFORCEMENT.
Includes tribal IV-D agencies and foreign countries as defined under federal regulations as authorized agencies that child support services and information can be provided to and received from. Effective January 7, 2059. (HB1005 HD2)

HMS, JDL

No testimony will be accepted.

FOR AMENDED HEARING NOTICES: If the notice is an amended notice, measures that have been deleted are stricken through and measures that have been added are underscored. If there is a measure that is both underscored and stricken through, that measure has been deleted from the agenda.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION, PLEASE CONTACT THE COMMITTEE CLERK AT 808-586-6130.