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. Heather Giugni

Rep. James Kunane Tokioka

Rep. Sharon E. Har

Rep. Kyle T. Yamashita

Rep. Mark J. Hashem

Rep. Barbara C. Marumoto

Rep. Linda Ichiyama

Rep. Gil Riviere

Rep. Jo Jordan

Rep. Gene Ward

Rep. Derek S.K. Kawakami

 

 

NOTICE OF HEARING

 

DATE:

Thursday, March 29, 2012

TIME:

10:00 A.M.

PLACE:

Conference Room 308

State Capitol

415 South Beretania Street

 

A G E N D A # 1

 

SB 2695, SD2, HD1

(HSCR1260-12)

Status

RELATING TO LIVESTOCK FEED.

Creates a livestock feed feasibility pilot project to investigate the viability of producing and processing livestock feed in Hawaii. Authorizes the issuance of general obligation bonds from the Agricultural Development and Food Security Special Fund. Allocates a portion of the funds as matching funds for a federal construction grant to build a pilot-scale feed mill.

 

AGR, FIN

SB 2808

(HSCR1126-12)

Status

MAKING AN EMERGENCY APPROPRIATION TO THE DEPARTMENT OF HUMAN SERVICES FOR HEALTH CARE PAYMENTS.

Makes an emergency appropriation from the general revenues of the State of Hawaii for fiscal year 2011-2012 to address the budget shortfall in for the health care payments program (HMS 401) in the Department of Human Services. Effective upon approval.

 

HUS, FIN

SB 2101, SD1, HD1

(HSCR1251-12)

Status

RELATING TO THE TRICARE PROGRAM.

Makes permanent the general excise tax exemption on 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

SB 2344, SD2

(HSCR1132-12)

Status

MAKING AN APPROPRIATION FOR THE HAWAII HEALTH AUTHORITY.

Makes an appropriation for the Hawaii health authority.

 

HLT, FIN

SB 2818, HD1

(HSCR977-12)

Status

RELATING TO DISPOSITION OF DEAD HUMAN BODIES.

Repeals the authority of the Department of Health to deliver or distribute an unclaimed dead human body to a university, hospital, or institution for medical education and research purposes. Clarifies the responsibilities of the person who has possession, charge, or control of an unclaimed dead human body with respect to gathering and providing information to state agencies.

 

HLT, FIN

SB 2796, SD1

(HSCR1124-12)

Status

RELATING TO DEATH BENEFITS.

Makes permanent the decreased funeral benefit for medical and financial assistance recipients, establishes that DHS may bear the cost for crematory and mortuary services for unclaimed dead human bodies and that DHS may approve a determination that a dead human body is unclaimed.

 

HUS, FIN

SB 2435, SD1

(HSCR1171-12)

Status

RELATING TO INFORMATION ACCESS.

Appropriates funds for the vocational rehabilitation and services for the blind division of the department of human services to contract for a telephone-based service to provide access to timely print media.

 

HUS/HLT, FIN

SB 2779, SD2

(HSCR1172-12)

Status

RELATING TO THE AGING AND DISABILITY RESOURCE CENTERS.

Establishes and appropriates funds for aging and disability resource centers in each county to streamline access to long-term supports and services for older adults, persons with disabilities, and family caregivers.

 

HUS/HLT, FIN

SB 2800, SD1

(HSCR1222-12)

Status

RELATING TO EXEMPTIONS FROM CHILD CARE LICENSING.

Adds exemptions for any kindergarten, school, or program licensed by the charter school review panel, the Hawaii Council of Private Schools, or any federal agency and certain child care programs conducted by the counties from child care licensing by the department of human services. Effective July 1, 2013.

 

HUS, EDN, FIN

SB 2803, SD2

(HSCR1205-12)

Status

RELATING TO CONTRACT PROPOSALS FOR CHILD CARE.

Allows the department of human services to accept contract proposals from organizations that are not yet licensed to operate a child care program at locations specified by the department.

 

HUS, FIN

SB 2084, SD1

(HSCR1213-12)

Status

RELATING TO HEALTH INSURANCE.

Prohibits an insurer from requiring a doctor's referral for annual covered screening mammograms for insureds over the age of forty.

 

HLT, CPC, FIN

 

 

 

DECISION MAKING TO FOLLOW

 

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Rep. Marcus R. Oshiro

Chair