HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

THE TWENTY-SIXTH LEGISLATURE

REGULAR SESSION OF 2012

 

COMMITTEE ON HUMAN SERVICES

Rep. John M. Mizuno, Chair

Rep. Jo Jordan, Vice Chair

 

Rep. Della Au Belatti

Rep. Jessica Wooley

Rep. Faye P. Hanohano

Rep. Ryan I. Yamane

Rep. Chris Lee

Rep. Corinne W.L. Ching

Rep. Dee Morikawa

Rep. Kymberly Marcos Pine

 

NOTICE OF HEARING

 

DATE:

Thursday, February 02, 2012

TIME:

8:30am

PLACE:

Conference Room 329

State Capitol

415 South Beretania Street

 

A G E N D A

 

HB 2104

Status

RELATING TO PARKING FOR DISABLED PERSONS.

Authorizes blind and visually impaired persons to apply for and obtain disability parking permits.

 

HUS, TRN, FIN

HB 1932

Status

RELATING TO CHILD SUPPORT ENFORCEMENT.

Establishes that every judgment for child support is enforceable until paid in full.

 

HUS, JUD, FIN

HB 2193

Status

RELATING TO ADULT GUARDIANSHIP AND PROTECTIVE PROCEEDINGS JURISDICTION.

Adopts the Uniform Adult Guardianship and Protective Proceedings Jurisdiction Act, to ensure that only one state has jurisdiction at any one time. Contains specific guidelines to specify which court has jurisdiction to appoint a guardian or conservator for an incapacitated adult. Prioritizes the states that may claim jurisdiction.

 

HUS, JUD, FIN

HB 2329

Status

RELATING TO TEMPORARY ASSISTANCE FOR OTHER NEEDY FAMILIES.

Requires that applicants for Temporary Assistance for Other Needy Families benefits reside in the State for at least six consecutive months immediately preceding their application to receive such benefits.

 

HUS, JUD, FIN

HB 2426

Status

RELATING TO CHILD VISITATION.

Permits family court to award reasonable visitation to grandparents if the denial of visitation would cause significant harm to the child. Establishes a rebuttable presumption that visitation decisions made by a parent are in the best interests of the child. Presumption may be rebutted by certain evidence. Identifies factors the court shall consider in awarding visitation. Effective July 1, 2012.

 

HUS, JUD, FIN

HB 2448

Status

RELATING TO MEDICAID.

Establishes a formula for calculating the amount to be contributed by the State, towards a claimant's attorney's fees and costs, in lieu of recovering the full amount as stated in section 346-37(f) and (h), Hawaii Revised Statutes.

 

HUS, JUD, FIN

HB 2536

Status

RELATING TO INSURER REQUIREMENTS.

Requires all commercial health care insurers operating in Hawaii to share with the Department of Human Services, a listing of their members for medicaid eligibility determination.

 

HUS, CPC, FIN

HB 2538

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 from child care licensing by the Department of Human Services.

 

HUS, EDN, FIN

HB 2539

Status

RELATING TO ADULT ABUSE PREPETRATOR CHECKS FOR CHILD CARE PROVIDERS.

Allows the Department of Human Services to conduct adult abuse perpetrator checks on providers, license exempt pursuant to section 346-152, Hawaii Revised Statutes, who care for children receiving child care subsidies from the department, applicants who want to operate a child care facility, prospective employees of the applicant, licensed child care providers, and new employees of the registered or licensed provider.

 

HUS, JUD, FIN

HB 2548

Status

RELATING TO EMPLOYMENT EXEMPTION FOR DOMESTIC SERVICES AUTHORIZED BY THE DEPARTMENT OF HUMAN SERVICES.

Amends the definition of "employment" in the workers' compensation, temporary disability insurance, and prepaid health care statutes by clarifying the "domestic services" exclusion for services authorized by the Department of Human Services.

 

HUS, LAB, FIN

HB 2559

Status

RELATING TO MORTALITY REVIEW FOR PERSONS WITH DEVELOPMENTAL OR INTELLECTUAL DISABILITIES.

Creates a new part in chapter 321, Hawaii Revised Statutes, giving the Department of Health the authority to obtain all records for death review for persons with developmental or intellectual disabilities.

 

HUS, JUD, FIN

HB 2571

Status

RELATING TO EMPLOYMENT EXEMPTION FOR DOMESTIC SERVICES FOR PERSONS WITH DEVELOPMENTAL AND INTELLECTUAL DISABILITIES.

Amends the definition of "employment" in various sections of the Hawaii Revised Statutes by clarifying the "domestic services" exclusion for services to persons with developmental and intellectual disabilities.

 

HUS, LAB, FIN

HB 2725

Status

RELATING TO CHILD CUSTODY.

For determinations of parental visitation rights, establishes a rebuttable presumption that the custodial parent's decision regarding visitation is in the best interests of the child. Requires the court to consider various factors in awarding parental visitation rights.

 

HUS, JUD, 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;

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     Measure number; and

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Rep. John M. Mizuno

Chair