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, March 15, 2012

TIME:

9:00am

PLACE:

Conference Room 329

State Capitol

415 South Beretania Street

 

A G E N D A

 

SB 2178, SD2

(SSCR2718)

Status

RELATING TO HUMAN SERVICES.

Requires DHS to conduct a study on asset limits for public assistance programs. Requires a report to the legislature. Effective 7/1/2050. (SD2)

 

HUS, FIN

SB 2179, SD1

(SSCR2719)

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. Effective 7/1/2050. (SD1)

 

HUS, FIN

SB 2589, SD1

(SSCR2721)

Status

RELATING TO FOSTER YOUTH.

Requires the department of human services to offer and provide former foster youth enrollment in an appropriate medical assistance program and continue to provide assistance to the former foster youth until they reach age twenty-six. (SD1)

 

HUS, FIN

SB 2591, SD2

(SSCR2646)

Status

RELATING TO CHILDREN AND YOUTH.

Requires public events celebrating Children and Youth Day to be held on the first Sunday in October and public events, such as the Children and Youth Summit, to be held in the month of October, if the Children and Youth Day planning committee so chooses, unless otherwise determined by the governor. (SD2)

 

HUS, FIN

SB 2703, SD1

(SSCR2454)

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. Requires employers to provide the appropriate health care provider a notice of medical support within a certain time frame. Effective 07/01/50. (SD1)

 

HUS, JUD

SB 2796, SD1

(SSCR2584)

Status

RELATING TO DEATH BENEFITS.

Makes permanent the decreased funeral benefit for medical and financial assistance recipients, establishes that DHS may bear the cost for crematory and mortuary services for unclaimed dead human bodies and that DHS may approve a determination that a dead human body is unclaimed. (SD1)

 

HUS, FIN

SB 2808

(SSCR2418)

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

 

 

 

 

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.

 

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PAPER: Five copies (including an original) to Room 323 in the State Capitol;

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Rep. John M. Mizuno

Chair