HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

THE TWENTY-SIXTH LEGISLATURE

REGULAR SESSION OF 2012

 

COMMITTEE ON JUDICIARY

Rep. Gilbert S.C. Keith-Agaran, Chair

Rep. Karl Rhoads, Vice Chair

 

Rep. Tom Brower

Rep. Angus L.K. McKelvey

Rep. Rida T.R. Cabanilla

Rep. Joseph M. Souki

Rep. Mele Carroll

Rep. Clift Tsuji

Rep. Denny Coffman

Rep. George R. Fontaine

Rep. Robert N. Herkes

Rep. Barbara C. Marumoto

Rep. Ken Ito

Rep. Cynthia Thielen

Rep. Sylvia Luke

 

NOTICE OF HEARING

 

DATE:

Wednesday, March 21, 2012

TIME:

2:15 PM

PLACE:

Conference Room 325

State Capitol

415 South Beretania Street

 

A G E N D A

 

SB 2709, HD1

(HSCR988-12)

Status

RELATING TO FURNISHING THE DATE OF VITAL EVENTS TO GOVERNMENTAL AGENCIES WITHIN THE STATE OF HAWAII THAT REQUEST VERIFICATION.

Allows the Department of Health to disclose the dates of vital events to governmental agencies within the State that seek verification of information contained in vital statistics records for the purpose of updating official lists. (SB2709 HD1)

 

HLT, JUD, FIN

SB 2821, HD1

(HSCR989-12)

Status

RELATING TO MORTALITY REVIEW OF DEATHS OF PERSONS WITH DEVELOPMENTAL OR INTELLECTUAL DISABILITIES.

Authorizes the Department of Health to conduct multidisciplinary and multiagency mortality reviews of deaths of persons with developmental or intellectual disabilities. Upon written request of the Director of Health, requires all providers of medical care or other services and state and country agencies to disclose adult death review information to the Department of Health and to those individuals appointed by the Director of Health to participate in the mortality review being conducted. (SB2821 HD1)

 

HLT, JUD, FIN

SB 2712, HD1

(HSCR1072-12)

Status

RELATING TO MEDICAID.

Defines "medical institution". Provides for the development of a fair and equitable reimbursement system for all clients under the Medicaid program for community based caregiver services and a fair and equitable referral system for clients transferring from hospitals to community based care homes. Mandates a non-emergency transportation services study. Requires prior notice from Medicaid to health care providers when changing reimbursement policies and guidelines, and prohibits retroactive changes to previously approved Medicaid reimbursements. Effective July 1, 2050. (SB2712 HD1)

 

HUS/HLT, JUD, FIN

SB 2713, SD1, HD1

(HSCR1066-12)

Status

RELATING TO MEDICAID.

Sets lien requirements for the Department of Human Services when seeking restitution from a third party that has injured a medical assistance recipient. Mandates non-emergency transportation services study. For community care foster family homes, temporarily delays license lost upon departure of last Medicaid client and lowers substitute caregiver minimum age. Effective July 1, 2050. (SB2713 HD1)

 

HUS, JUD, FIN

SB 3008, HD1

(HSCR1067-12)

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 or respondent, and to the defendant's or respondent's closest known relative. Effective July 1, 2050. (SB3008 HD1)

 

HUS, JUD, FIN

SB 2261

(HSCR1064-12)

Status

RELATING TO THE WEED AND SEED PROGRAM.

Establishes the weed and seed program under the department of labor and industrial relations. Makes appropriation.

 

PBM/LAB, JUD, FIN

SB 2248, SD2, HD1

(HSCR1062-12)

Status

RELATING TO PUBLIC SAFETY.

Requires the Department of Public Safety to assess and refer inmates to the Hawaii Paroling Authority (HPA) for possible medical release. Provides that an inmate in the custody of the Department shall be eligible to be considered for medical release if the inmate meets specified criteria under certain procedures. Requires HPA to set reasonable conditions on an inmate's medical release. Requires the HPA to promptly order an inmate returned to custody of the Department to await a revocation hearing if the HPA receives credible information that an inmate has failed to comply with any reasonable condition set upon the inmate's release. Effective July 1, 2050. (SB2248 HD1)

 

PBM, JUD, FIN

SB 2776, SD2, HD1

(HSCR1061-12)

Status

RELATING TO PUBLIC SAFETY.

Requires a pre-trial risk assessment to be conducted within three working days of commitment to a community correctional center. Increases the membership of the Hawaii Paroling Authority. Requires the use of validated risk assessments. Limits length of incarceration for first-time parole violators. Increases the percentage deducted from inmates' earnings for restitution payments. Requires release on supervised parole prior to the maximum sentence date. Adds positions in the Department of Public Safety. Appropriates funds. Effective January 7, 2059. (SB2776 HD1)

 

PBM, JUD, FIN

SB 2250, SD1

(HSCR1057-12)

Status

RELATING TO PAROLE.

Allows the Hawaii paroling authority to use a continuum of administrative sanctions when a parolee violates a term or condition of parole. Eff. 1/1/2025. (SD1)

 

PBM, JUD, FIN

 

 

 

DECISION MAKING TO FOLLOW

 

 

 

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Rep. Gilbert Keith-Agaran

Chair