HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

THE TWENTY-SIXTH LEGISLATURE

REGULAR SESSION OF 2012

 

COMMITTEE ON FINANCE

Rep. Marcus R. Oshiro, Chair

Rep. Marilyn B. Lee, Vice Chair

 

Rep. Isaac W. Choy

Rep. Chris Lee

Rep. Ty Cullen

Rep. Dee Morikawa

Rep. Sharon E. Har

Rep. James Kunane Tokioka

Rep. Mark J. Hashem

Rep. Kyle T. Yamashita

Rep. Linda Ichiyama

Rep. Barbara C. Marumoto

Rep. Jo Jordan

Rep. Gil Riviere

Rep. Derek S.K. Kawakami

Rep. Gene Ward

 

NOTICE OF HEARING

 

DATE:

Monday, February 27, 2012

TIME:

2:00 P.M.

PLACE:

Conference Room 308

State Capitol

415 South Beretania Street

 

A G E N D A # 4

 

HB 1952, HD1

(HSCR79-12)

Status

RELATING TO BONE MARROW TRANSPLANTS.

Appropriates funds, subject to a dollar-for-dollar match in private funds, as a grant subject to chapter 42F, Hawaii Revised Statutes, for Hawaii Pacific Health to establish a bone marrow transplant center in Hawaii. Effective July 1, 2012.

 

HLT, FIN

HB 2345, HD1

(HSCR511-12)

Status

RELATING TO THE ISSUANCE OF SPECIAL PURPOSE REVENUE BONDS TO ASSIST ST. FRANCIS HEALTHCARE SYSTEM OF HAWAII.

Authorizes the issuance of special purpose revenue bonds of up to $80,000,000, for St. Francis Healthcare System to finance the construction, improvement, and equipment of its healthcare facilities. Effective July 1, 2050.

 

HLT, FIN

HB 1953

(HSCR152-12)

Status

RELATING TO EMERGENCY MEDICAL CARE.

Makes an appropriation to expand emergency medical services and ambulance services on the Leeward Coast of Oahu. Makes a grant pursuant to Chapter 42F to Wahiawa General Hospital to provide additional emergency room services.

 

HLT, FIN

HB 609, HD1

(HSCR424-12)

Status

RELATING TO HEALTH.

Authorizes the assimilation of Hawaii Medical Center-East into the Hawaii Health Systems Corporation. Appropriates funds. Effective July 1, 2012.

 

HLT, FIN

HB 2274, HD1

(HSCR147-12)

Status

RELATING TO LONG-TERM CARE FACILITIES.

Establishes a nursing facility sustainability fee and a special fund to receive moneys from the nursing facility sustainability fee to receive federal Medicaid matching funds under the QUEST Expanded Medicaid Section 1115 Demonstration Waiver. Requires the Department of Human Services to charge and collect a provider fee on health care items or services provided by nursing facilities. Effective July 1, 2012, and repealed on June 30, 2013.

 

HLT/HUS, FIN

HB 2275, HD1

(HSCR148-12)

Status

RELATING TO HOSPITALS.

Establishes a hospital sustainability fee and special fund to receive moneys from the hospital sustainability fee to receive federal medicaid matching funds under the QUEST Expanded Medicaid Section 1115 Demonstration Waiver. Requires the Department of Human Services to charge and collect a provider fee on health care items or services provided by hospitals. Effective July 1, 2012, and repealed on June 30, 2013.

 

HLT/HUS, FIN

HB 2273

(HSCR301-12)

Status

RELATING TO CONCUSSIONS.

Requires the DOE and the Hawaii High School Athletic Association to develop a concussion awareness program to provide guidelines for public and private schools.

 

HLT, EDN, FIN

HB 2665, HD2

(HSCR561-12)

Status

RELATING TO STROKE TREATMENT.

Establishes a statewide stroke system of care by designating primary stroke centers and acute stroke capable centers. Defines emergency services training and transport protocols. Establishes a stroke registry working group. Establishes a stroke system of care task force. Effective July 1, 3000.

 

HLT, CPC, FIN

HB 2865, HD1

(HSCR525-12)

Status

RELATING TO DIABETES.

Establishes the Diabetes and Obesity Prevention Task Force. Effective July 1, 2012.

 

HLT, 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.

 

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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/submittestimony.aspx.

 

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.

 

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Rep. Marcus R. Oshiro

Chair