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:

Friday, March 30, 2012

TIME:

3:00 P.M.

PLACE:

Conference Room 308

State Capitol

415 South Beretania Street

 

A G E N D A # 2

 

SB 2813, SD1

(HSCR1136-12)

Status

RELATING TO THE DISABILITY AND COMMUNICATION ACCESS BOARD SPECIAL FUND.

Clarifies that all moneys collected as application fees or fees for continuing education units shall be deposited into the Disability and Communication Access Board Special Fund. Effective 7/1/2050.

 

HLT, FIN

SB 2709, HD1

(HSCR1271-12)

Status

RELATING TO FURNISHING THE DATE OF VITAL EVENTS TO GOVERNMENTAL AGENCIES WITHIN THE STATE OF HAWAII THAT REQUEST VERIFICATION.

Allows the Department of Health to disclose the dates of vital events to governmental agencies within the State that seek verification of information contained in vital statistics records for the purpose of updating official lists.

 

HLT, JUD, FIN

SB 2820, HD1

(HSCR1189-12)

Status

RELATING TO THE HAWAII ADVISORY COMMISSION ON DRUG ABUSE AND CONTROLLED SUBSTANCES.

Amends statutory provisions of the Hawaii Advisory Commission on Drug Abuse and Controlled Substances to provide for more focused attention in addressing the issue of substance abuse as a public health issue.

 

HLT, FIN

SB 2828, HD2

(HSCR1223-12)

Status

RELATING TO THE HAWAII EARLY INTERVENTION COORDINATING COUNCIL.

Changes the membership composition and functions of the Hawaii Early Intervention Coordinating Council to be consistent with part C of the Individuals with Disabilities Education Improvement Act of 2004 requirements regarding the state interagency coordinating council. Effective July 1, 2050.

 

HLT/HUS, EDN, FIN

SB 2821, HD2

(HSCR1283-12)

Status

RELATING TO MORTALITY REVIEW OF DEATHS OF PERSONS WITH DEVELOPMENTAL OR INTELLECTUAL DISABILITIES.

Authorizes the Department of Health to conduct multidisciplinary and multiagency mortality reviews of deaths of persons with developmental or intellectual disabilities. Upon written request of the Director of Health, requires all providers of medical care or other services and state and country agencies to disclose adult death review information to the Department of Health and to those individuals appointed by the Director of Health to participate in the mortality review being conducted.

 

HLT, JUD, FIN

SB 2825, SD1, HD1

(HSCR1298-12)

Status

RELATING TO THE HAWAII IMMUNIZATION REGISTRY.

Allows limited health insurer access to the Hawaii immunization registry. Requires the Department of Health to store minimal demographic information in the registry on individuals who have elected to refuse inclusion in the registry. Effective July 1, 2050.

 

HLT, CPC, FIN

SB 2827, SD1

(HSCR1137-12)

Status

RELATING TO THE TRAUMA SYSTEM SPECIAL FUND.

Adds to the uses of the moneys in the Trauma System Special Fund the costs to staff, operate, and continue the services of the injury prevention program. Effective 1/1/50.

 

HLT, FIN

SB 2466, SD2, HD1

(HSCR1247-12)

Status

RELATING TO LONG-TERM CARE FACILITIES.

Establishes the nursing facility sustainability program special fund into which nursing facility sustainability fees shall be deposited. Requires Department of Human Services to charge and collect a provider fee on health care items or services provided by nursing facilities. Effective July 1, 2050.

 

HLT/HUS, FIN

SB 2536, HD1

(HSCR1246-12)

Status

RELATING TO CLEAN AND SOBER HOMES AND HALFWAY HOUSES.

Establishes a Temporary Clean and Sober Home and Halfway House Task Force. Requires the Task Force to submit a report to the Legislature containing findings and recommendations and any proposed legislation that may be necessary to effectuate those recommendations. Effective July 1, 2050.

 

HLT/HUS, FIN

SB 2766, SD2, HD1

(HSCR1214-12)

Status

RELATING TO ENTITIES REGULATED BY THE INSURANCE COMMISSIONER.

Updates the insurance code by removing or revising certain provisions that relate to the licensing and regulation of mutual benefit societies and health maintenance organizations; updates financial regulatory requirements and fees to be more consistent with requirements placed on traditional insurance companies. Effective July 1, 2012.

 

HLT, CPC, 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