HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

THE TWENTY-SIXTH LEGISLATURE

REGULAR SESSION OF 2012

 

COMMITTEE ON HEALTH

Rep. Ryan I. Yamane, Chair

Rep. Dee Morikawa, Vice Chair

 

Rep. Della Au Belatti

Rep. John M. Mizuno

Rep. Faye P. Hanohano

Rep. Jessica Wooley

Rep. Jo Jordan

Rep. Corinne W.L. Ching

Rep. Chris Lee

Rep. Kymberly Marcos Pine

 

NOTICE OF HEARING

 

DATE:

Friday, March 16, 2012

TIME:

9:30 a.m.

PLACE:

Conference Room 329

State Capitol

415 South Beretania Street

 

A G E N D A

 

SB 417, SD2

(SSCR2534)

Status

RELATING TO HEALTH.

Adds a member to the corporation board of Hawaii health systems corporation who alternately represents the eastern and western regions of the county of Hawaii. Replaces the regional chief executive officers with community members from each respective region. Removes the at-large member selected by the governor. Changes the regional system board membership term from three years to a membership term between two and five years, as established by a two-thirds affirmative vote of the existing regional system board members. (SD2)

 

HLT, FIN

SB 2935, SD2

(SSCR2651)

Status

RELATING TO HEALTH CARE COORDINATION.

Establishes a public-private partnership in a county with a population between 100,000 and 170,000 to develop an integrated system to deliver health care across the spectrum of care and to address the current crisis in acute care. Permits Hale Makua Health Services to become a membership corporation with the Hawaii health systems corporation as its sole member. (SD2)

 

HLT, FIN

SB 2103, SD2

(SSCR2499)

Status

RELATING TO HEALTH.

Amends the definitions of "the practice of nursing as a licensed practical nurse" and "the practice of nursing as a registered nurse" to include carrying out the orders of a licensed physician assistant practicing with physician supervision as required by chapter 453, HRS, and acting as an agent of the supervising physician. (SD2)

 

HLT, CPC

SB 2939, SD1

(SSCR2781)

Status

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

Authorizes the issuance of SPRBs of up to $80,000,000, for St. Francis Healthcare System to construct healthcare facilities. Effective 1/1/50. (SD1)

 

HLT, FIN

SB 2383, SD1

(SSCR2586)

Status

RELATING TO THE ISSUANCE OF SPECIAL PURPOSE REVENUE BONDS TO ASSIST NOT-FOR-PROFIT CORPORATIONS THAT PROVIDE HEALTH CARE FACILITIES TO THE GENERAL PUBLIC.

Extends the authorization to issue special purpose revenue bonds until 6/30/2018 to assist The Queen's Health Systems contained in Act 176, Session Laws of Hawaii 2003, and as amended by Act 86, Session Laws of Hawaii 2007. (SD1)

 

HLT, FIN

SB 2344, SD2

(SSCR2652)

Status

MAKING AN APPROPRIATION FOR THE HAWAII HEALTH AUTHORITY.

Makes an appropriation for the Hawaii health authority. Effective 7/1/50. (SD2)

 

HLT, FIN

SB 1500

(SSCR2560)

Status

RELATING TO ANATOMICAL GIFTS.

Requires a person to whom an anatomical gift passes to accept the gift if it is medically suitable for transplantation, therapy, research, or education.

 

HLT, JUD

SB 2958, SD2

(SSCR2587)

Status

RELATING TO HEALTH.

Appropriates moneys to be expended by the department of health for the implementation of a new bone marrow transplantation program in the State. (SD2)

 

HLT, FIN

SB 2827, SD1

(SSCR2780)

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. (SD1)

 

HLT, FIN

SB 2778, SD1

(SSCR2548)

Status

MAKING AN APPROPRIATION FOR EARLY CHILDHOOD HEALTH.

Establishes a childhood obesity prevention task force. Appropriates funds to the department of health to support early childhood development. (SD1)

 

HLT, FIN

SB 2813, SD1

(SSCR2642)

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. (SD1)

 

HLT, FIN

SB 1168, SD1

(SSCR2509)

Status

RELATING TO TOBACCO PRODUCTS.

Prohibits use of tobacco products by minors. Authorizes law enforcement officer to confiscate tobacco products used by minors. Effective 1/1/2050. (SD1)

 

HLT, JUD

SB 2422, SD1

(SSCR2552)

Status

RELATING TO TOBACCO PRODUCTS.

Imposes an excise tax on tobacco products, other than large cigars, that is equal to the greater of 70 percent of the wholesale price of, or $3.20 for, each article or item of tobacco products. Takes effect 1/1/50. (SD1)

 

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:

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     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 (including an original) to Room 310 in the State Capitol;

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If during the course of the hearing it appears that there will not be sufficient time to allow everyone to be heard, the chairperson reserves the right to limit the remaining testifiers to three minutes. This three minute policy will be enforced to ensure fairness and adequate consideration to all bills.

 

 

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Rep. Ryan I. Yamane

Chair