HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

THE TWENTY-SIXTH LEGISLATURE

REGULAR SESSION OF 2012

 

COMMITTEE ON LEGISLATIVE MANAGEMENT

Rep. Kyle T. Yamashita, Chair

Rep. James Kunane Tokioka, Vice Chair

 

Rep. Joey Manahan

Rep. Gene Ward

 

NOTICE OF HEARING

 

DATE:

Wednesday, February 15, 2012

TIME:

1:30pm

PLACE:

Conference Room 423

State Capitol

415 South Beretania Street

 

A G E N D A

 

HB 2179

Status

RELATING TO THE AUDITOR.

Allows the diminishment of the auditor's salary during the auditor's term of office by general law applicable to all salaried officers.

 

LMG, FIN

HB 2341

Status

RELATING TO FINANCING AGREEMENTS.

Specifies that the issuance of certificates of participation does not require legislative approval.

 

LMG, FIN

HB 1611, HD1

(HSCR81-12)

Status

RELATING TO THE SUNSHINE LAW.

Allows board members to attend: (1) Public gatherings and community events that are not related to any matter over which the board is currently exercising its adjudicatory, advisory, or legislative function; provided that no ex parte communications may occur; and (2) Professional-association conferences and professional-development seminars if the member produces a public report. Allows notice of board meetings to be sent to persons requesting notice by e-mail. (HB1611 HD1)

 

JUD, LMG, FIN

HB 2175

Status

RELATING TO ETHICS.

Exempts a person serving on a task force or working group established by the legislature for the purpose of recommending possible legislation from the conflict of interest law under the state ethics code and clarifies that an employee, as defined in the ethics code, does not include such persons.

 

LMG, JUD

HB 2285, HD1

(HSCR110-12)

Status

RELATING TO MEDICAID.

Requires the Auditor to conduct a management and financial audit of the services provided by Evercare and Ohana Health Plan to medicaid clients under the QUEST Expanded Access program. Requires the development of an equitable referral system for discharged patients to care home facilities and a methodology to determine the level of acuity of nursing facility residents to set fair and equitable reimbursement. Effective July 1, 2050. (HB2285 HD1)

 

 

HUS, LMG, FIN

HB 2751

Proposed HD1

Status

RELATING TO OFFENSES AGAINST PUBLIC ADMINISTRATION.

Proposed HD1: Clarifies the legislature's constitutional authority to terminate and punish disorderly or contemptuous behavior at the legislature.

 

LMG, JUD

 

Copies of the proposed HD1 are available in room 422 and on the Legislature's Web site: http://www.capitol.hawaii.gov.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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.

 

While every effort will be made to copy, organize, and collate all testimony received, materials received on the day of the hearing or improperly identified or directed to the incorrect office, may be distributed to the Committee after the hearing.

 

Submit testimony in ONE of the following ways:

PAPER: 15 copies (including an original) to Room 322 in the State Capitol;

FAX: For comments less than 5 pages in length, transmit to 586-6271(for Oahu) or 1-800-535-3859 (for Neighbor Islanders without a computer to submit testimony through e-mail or the Web);

EMAIL: For comments less than 5 pages in length, transmit to LMGtestimony@Capitol.hawaii.gov ; or

WEB: For comments less than 10MB in size, transmit from http://www.capitol.hawaii.gov/submittestimony.aspx.

 

Testimony submitted will be placed on the Legislative Web site after the hearing adjourns. This public posting of testimony on the Web site should be considered when including personal information in your testimony.

 

If you require special assistance or auxiliary aids and/or services to participate in the House public hearing process (i.e., sign or foreign language interpreter or wheelchair accessibility), please contact the Committee Clerk at 586-6330 or email your request for an interpreter to HouseInterpreter@Capitol.hawaii.gov at least 24 hours prior to the hearing for arrangements. Prompt requests submitted help to ensure the availability of qualified individuals and appropriate accommodations.

 

Selected meetings are broadcast live. Check the current legislative broadcast schedule on the "Capitol TV" Web site at www.capitoltv.org OR call 536-2100.

 

 

 

 

 

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Rep. Kyle T. Yamashita

Chair