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

 

AMENDED NOTICE OF HEARING

 

DATE:

Thursday, February 09, 2012

TIME:

8:30am

PLACE:

Conference Room 329

State Capitol

415 South Beretania Street

 

A M E N D E D A G E N D A

 

THE FOLLOWING MEASURE HAS BEEN DELETED: HB2132

 

HB 770, HD1

(HSCR123-12)

Status

RELATING TO HUMAN SERVICES.

Requires the department of human services to allow persons to conduct child and vulnerable adult abuse perpetrator checks on the department's website as part of background checks for employment, volunteer, licensure, or certification purposes. (HB770 HD1)

 

HUS, JUD, FIN

HB 771, HD1

(HSCR124-12)

Status

RELATING TO HUMAN SERVICES.

Creates and implements a silver alert program to alert the public of any missing senior citizen with an impaired mental condition, to be operated concurrently with the Maile Amber Alert program. Effective July 1, 2012. (HB771 HD1)

 

HUS, PBM, FIN

HB 2780

Status

RELATING TO FAMILY COURT.

Allows impoverished family court plaintiffs and petitioners to serve notice by posting pleadings at the courthouse in lieu of notice by publication, subject to order of the court, demonstration of a diligent search, and mailing of the pleadings to the defendant's or respondent's closest known relative.

 

HUS, JUD, FIN

HB 1713

Status

RELATING TO MEDICAID.

Requires the Department of Human Services to accept applications for any medicaid program in written form and applications submitted as an electronic record through an integrated electronic system developed and maintained by the Department of Human Services no later than January 1, 2014. Requires the Department of Human Services to convert any written document submitted after December 31, 2013, relating to the medicaid application to electronic records and incorporate the electronic records into the integrated electronic system.

 

HUS, FIN

HB 1773

Status

RELATING TO ACCUSED TO TRANSPORT WITNESS OR WITNESSES.

Adds a new section to chapter 571, HRS, to allow family courts to require the accused to transport a witness or witnesses, including a complaining witness or witnesses, to any court proceeding under certain conditions.

 

HUS, JUD

HB 239

Status

RELATING TO ORDERS FOR PROTECTION.

Enhances penalties for a person who has a prior conviction for certain crimes and is subsequently convicted of violating an order of protection.

 

HUS, JUD

HB 1901

Status

RELATING TO THE GENERAL EXCISE TAX.

Requires that an unspecified amount of general excise tax remittances be deposited into the general fund and used to fund Medicaid programs. Effective July 1, 2012.

 

HUS, FIN

HB 1988

Status

RELATING TO THE FEDERAL EARNED INCOME TAX CREDIT.

Requires the department of taxation to coordinate an outreach initiative to increase awareness and use of the federal earned income tax credit. Makes an appropriation.

 

HUS, FIN

HB 2132

Status

RELATING TO HUMAN SERVICES.

Establishes for the State Rehabilitation Council that at least ten members constitutes a quorum to do business and a concurrence of at least a majority of quorum is necessary to validate council action. Repeals June 30, 2014.

 

HUS, JUD

HB 2290

Status

RELATING TO CHILDREN AND YOUTH.

Authorizes public events celebrating Children and Youth Day to be held on state capitol grounds on the first Sunday in October, unless otherwise determined by the governor.

 

HUS, FIN

HB 2292

Status

RELATING TO FOSTER YOUTH.

Requires the department of human services to automatically enroll former foster youth in an appropriate medical assistance program and automatically re-enroll former foster youth until they reach age twenty-six.

 

HUS, FIN

HB 2334

Status

RELATING TO THE ISSUANCE OF SPECIAL PURPOSE REVENUE BONDS TO ASSIST THE HAWAII ISLAND COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT CORPORATION.

Authorizes the issuance of SPRBs to assist the HICDC to construct a adult day care facility in Hilo, Hawaii.

 

HUS, FIN

HB 2441

Status

RELATING TO CHILD SUPPORT ENFORCEMENT.

Includes the date that services for remuneration were first performed as information to be provided to the Child Support Enforcement Agency through the new hire reporting process.

 

HUS, JUD

HB 2533

Status

RELATING TO THE DEFINITION OF AGGRAVATED CIRCUMSTANCES IN THE CHILD PROTECTIVE ACT.

Ensures that the definition of "aggravated circumstances" in chapter 587A, Hawaii Revised Statutes, is consistent with recent changes to the federal Child Abuse Prevention and Treatment Act provisions.

 

HUS, JUD

HB 2537

Status

RELATING TO DISCLOSURE OF RECORDS CONCERNING APPLICANTS AND RECIPIENTS OF HUMAN SERVICES AFTER AN IN CAMERA REVIEW BY THE COURT.

Allows the Department of Human Services to disclose confidential records pursuant to a court order, after an in camera review of the records by the court, upon a showing of good cause by the party seeking the release of the records.

 

HUS, JUD

HB 2540

Status

RELATING TO FEES FOR CHILD CARE LICENSING AND REGISTRATION.

Allows the Department of Human Services to charge reasonable fees to obtain a child care license or certificate of registration and establishes a special fund.

 

HUS, FIN

HB 2541

Status

RELATING TO CONTRACT PROPOSALS FOR CHILD CARE.

Allows an exception to allow for proposals to be received from organizations that are not yet licensed to operate a child care program at a facility specified in the request for proposals.

 

HUS, FIN

HB 2546

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

HB 2739

Status

RELATING TO TEMPORARY ASSISTANCE FOR NEEDY FAMILIES.

Establishes the temporary TANF benefits and coverage task force to look into the problems faced by the State in administering the TANF benefits program, see how other states cover the costs of providing TANF benefits, and develop a working plan of services that TANF recipients may be required to perform for benefits.

 

HUS, FIN

HB 2775

Status

RELATING TO ELECTRONIC BENEFITS TRANSFER CARDS.

Requires federal waiver to be sought and cost study to be conducted regarding the inclusion of the cardholder's photo on electronic benefits transfer cards. Requires the cardholder whose electronic benefits card lacks a photo to present a photo identification for certain transactions. Effective July 1, 2012.

 

HUS, 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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Rep. John M. Mizuno

Chair