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:

Tuesday, February 28, 2012

TIME:

1:00 P.M.

PLACE:

Conference Room 308

State Capitol

415 South Beretania Street

 

A G E N D A # 4

 

HB 1723

(HSCR336-12)

Status

RELATING TO THE TRICARE PROGRAM.

Excludes from the general excise tax, amounts received by a managed care support contractor of the TRICARE program for the actual cost or advancement to third party health care providers pursuant to a contract with the United States. Effective July 1, 2012.

 

HLT, PBM, FIN

HB 2368, HD1

(HSCR526-12)

Status

RELATING TO THE UNIVERSITY OF HAWAII AT HILO.

Appropriates funds to establish a medical residency program at the University of Hawaii at Hilo. Effective July 1, 2050.

 

 

HLT/HED, FIN

HB 2567, HD1

(HSCR350-12)

Status

RELATING TO MARRIAGE LICENSE FEES.

Raises the marriage license fee from $60 to $100. Specifies that $40 for each marriage license shall be issued to the credit of the Vital Statistics Improvement Special Fund under section 338-14.6, Hawaii Revised Statutes.

 

HLT, FIN

HB 2555, HD1

(HSCR349-12)

Status

RELATING TO VITAL STATISTICS FEES.

Raises the fees associated with vital statistics certified copy and expedited and correction services.

 

 

HLT, FIN

HB 2023

(HSCR441-12)

Status

RELATING TO THE CENTER FOR NURSING.

Makes permanent the assessment and deposit of center for nursing fees into the compliance resolution fund and distribution of those funds to the credit of the center for nursing special fund.

 

HLT, HED, FIN

HB 1708, HD2

(HSCR379-12)

Status

RELATING TO MENTAL HEALTH.

Authorizes the emergency examination of a patient by telemedicine in geographically remote areas of the State for the purposes of emergency hospitalization in a psychiatric facility. Effective July 1, 2050.

 

HLT, JUD, FIN

HB 2664

(HSCR219-12)

Status

RELATING TO HEALTH CARE COORDINATION.

Establishes a public-private partnership in a county with a population between 100,000 and 170,000; partnership to develop an integrated system to deliver health care across the spectrum of care; partnership to work at addressing the current crisis in acute care.

 

HLT, FIN

HB 1967, HD2

(HSCR579-12)

Status

RELATING TO MEDICAL CLAIM CONCILIATION.

Amends the medical tort chapter of the Hawaii Revised Statutes, to make the medical claims conciliation process less adversarial and to emphasize inquiry, conciliation, and settlement. Renames the panels to medical inquiry and conciliation panels. Effective January 7, 2059.

 

HLT, JUD, FIN

HB 2568, HD1

(HSCR451-12)

Status

RELATING TO BACKGROUND CHECKS.

Permits the Department of Health to allow a designee to conduct criminal history record checks on its behalf on certain healthcare workers, employees, and owners, operators of care homes, or other healthcare organizations. Effective January 7, 2059.

 

HLT, JUD, FIN

HB 2227, HD1

(HSCR358-12)

Status

RELATING TO BIRTH CERTIFICATES.

Provides amended birth certificates for persons who have undergone a gender transition. Effective July 1, 2050.

 

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.

 

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/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.

 

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