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:

Monday, March 12, 2012

TIME:

8:30am

PLACE:

Conference Room 329

State Capitol

415 South Beretania Street

 

A G E N D A

 

SB 2318, SD1

(SSCR2505)

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. Effective 7/1/2014. (SD1)

 

HUS, JUD, FIN

SB 2505, SD1

(SSCR2491)

Status

RELATING TO TEMPORARY RESTRAINING ORDERS.

Allows temporary restraining orders against harassment and domestic abuse to be issued upon the submission of oral sworn testimony or complaint to a judge by electronic measures. Effective 07/01/50. (SD1)

 

HUS, JUD, FIN

SB 2588, SD1

(SSCR2473)

Status

RELATING TO LIMITATION OF ACTIONS.

Extends the statute of limitations for civil actions brought by persons subjected to sexual offenses as a minor against the person who committed the act. Revives for a two-year period certain actions for which the statute of limitations had previously lapsed. Authorizes a court to award attorney's fees to a defendant when a accusation of sexual abuse was made with no basis in fact and with malicious intent. (SD1)

 

HUS, JUD, FIN

SB 2590, SD2

(SSCR2722)

Status

RELATING TO CHILD PROTECTION.

Establishes a preference for allowing an abused child, who has been removed from the family home, to return to the home, by placing the burden on the child's family to establish that it is in the child's best interest to remove the child from the home, rather than remove the alleged or potential perpetrator. (SD2)

 

HUS, JUD, FIN

SB 2713, SD1

(SSCR2426)

Status

RELATING TO MEDICAID.

Amends sections 346-29.5(b) and 346-37(g), Hawaii Revised Statutes, to state that the department of human services shall submit a written notice of lien and an itemized list of payments so as to provide sufficient information regarding its payments to the person being sentenced. Considers the entire amount valid in determining the amount of restitution unless contested or unless a specific line item charge or charges in the lien are contested on a good faith basis. (SD1)

 

HUS, JUD, FIN

SB 2798, SD1

(SSCR2620)

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. (SD1)

 

HUS, CPC, FIN

SB 2800, SD1

(SSCR2442)

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. (SD1)

 

HUS, EDN, FIN

SB 2810, SD1

(SSCR2570)

Status

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

Amends the definition of "employment" in sections 386-1, 392-5, and 303-5, HRS, to exempt aged and disabled recipients of home and community-based services authorized by the Department of Human Services and recipients of state-funded home and community-based services from having to provide workers' compensation, temporary disability insurance, and prepaid health care. Effective 07/01/50. (SD1)

 

HUS, LAB, FIN

SB 2833, SD1

(SSCR2680)

Status

RELATING TO EMPLOYMENT EXEMPTION FOR DOMESTIC SERVICES FOR PERSONS WITH DEVELOPMENTAL AND INTELLECUTAL 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. (SD1)

 

HUS, LAB, FIN

SB 2950, SD2

(SSCR2796)

Status

RELATING TO APPROPRIATIONS FOR THE HONOLULU FAMILY JUSTICE CENTER.

Appropriates funds to the department of the prosecuting attorney of the city and county of Honolulu for the Honolulu family justice center. (SD2)

 

HUS, JUD, FIN

SB 3008

(SSCR2792)

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

 

 

 

 

DECISION MAKING TO FOLLOW

 

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Rep. John M. Mizuno

Chair