HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

THE TWENTY-SEVENTH LEGISLATURE

REGULAR SESSION OF 2013

 

COMMITTEE ON HEALTH

Rep. Della Au Belatti, Chair

Rep. Dee Morikawa, Vice Chair

 

Rep. Rida T.R. Cabanilla

Rep. Bertrand Kobayashi

Rep. Mele Carroll

Rep. Justin H. Woodson

Rep. Jo Jordan

Rep. Lauren Kealohilani Cheape

 

COMMITTEE ON PUBLIC SAFETY

Rep. Henry J.C. Aquino, Chair

Rep. Kaniela Ing, Vice Chair

 

Rep. Mark J. Hashem

Rep. Ryan I. Yamane

Rep. Linda Ichiyama

Rep. Kyle T. Yamashita

Rep. Mark M. Nakashima

Rep. Bob McDermott

Rep. Roy M. Takumi

 

 

AMENDED NOTICE OF HEARING

 

DATE:

Friday, February 08, 2013

TIME:

8:30 A.M.

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(s) has been ADDED to the agenda for decision making only: HB1220

 

HEARING

 

HB 668

Status

RELATING TO HEALTH.

Transfers departmental jurisdiction of the medical marijuana laws from the Department of Public Safety (DPS) to the Department of Health and requires DPS to assist with the transfer. Effective July 1, 2013.

 

HLT/PBS, FIN

HB 667

Status

RELATING TO MEDICAL MARIJUANA.

Amends aspects of the Medical Use of Marijuana regime: defining adequate supply, confidentiality of growing sites, certifying physician requirements, confidentiality of patient's condition, caregiver to patient ratio, transportation of medical marijuana, qualifying visitors, and registration requirements. Effective July 1, 2013.

 

HLT, JUD

HB 896

Status

RELATING TO SALES OF ELECTRONIC SMOKING DEVICES TO PERSONS UNDER 18 YEARS OF AGE.

Adds electronic smoking devices to tobacco as products that are unlawful to sell to or be purchased by persons under eighteen years of age; and requires the additional listing of electronic smoking devices to sales prohibition signage.

 

HLT, CPC

HB 672

Status

RELATING TO HEALTH.

Requires cigarettes and tobacco products to be stored for sale behind a counter. Requires advertisements that promote or encourage the purchase or use of cigarettes or tobacco products to be placed twenty-five feet away from children's products, toys, cookies, candy, ice cream, gum, or snacks. Requires advertisements that promote or encourage the purchase or use of cigarettes or tobacco products to be placed four feet off the floor. Permits exceptions for retail tobacco stores, bars, or establishments where the minimum age for admission is eighteen. Includes electronic cigarettes under the definition of tobacco products.

 

HLT, CPC

HB 1350

Status

RELATING TO TOBACCO.

Prohibits any minor under the age of eighteen from possessing or smoking tobacco products. Takes effect 1/1/2014.

 

HLT, JUD

HB 907

Status

RELATING TO VACCINATION GUIDELINES.

Authorizes the Department of Health to adopt, amend, or repeal a list of specific vaccines and to adopt, amend, or repeal, as rules, the immunization recommendations of the United States Department of Health and Human Services, Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices, as they apply to the list of specific vaccines. This will ensure that immunizations required, and the manner and frequency of their administration, conform with currently recognized standard medical practices.

 

HLT, JUD

HB 894

Status

RELATING TO VITAL RECORDS FEES.

Raises the fees associated with vital statistics certified copy and expedited and correction services.

 

HLT, FIN

HB 1439

Status

RELATING TO REPORTING DEATHS TO STATE AGENCIES.

Authorizes the DOH to disclose lists of names of persons whose deaths have been recorded by the department to state agencies that need to update official lists of persons, but that are prohibited by federal law from disclosing their lists to the DOH for verification.

 

HLT, JUD

HB 783

Status

RELATING TO THE DISCLOSURE OF PUBLIC HEALTH STATISTICS RECORDS TO LAW ENFORCEMENT OFFICERS.

Authorizes the Department of Health to provide public health statistics records to law enforcement officers to facilitate criminal investigations.

 

HLT, JUD

HB 1270

Status

RELATING TO HEALTH.

Allows the Department of Health to share records with other State departments and agencies upon authorization of a person with a tangible interest in the record.

 

HLT, JUD

HB 897

Status

RELATING TO FOOD ESTABLISHMENTS.

Replaces "registered sanitarian" with "duly authorized agent of the department of health" for purposes of food establishment inspections; and repeals the Advisory Council on Food Protection Practices.

 

HLT

HB 906

Status

RELATING TO THE SYSTEMATIC HEARING AND VISION PROGRAM.

Repeals chapter 321, part IX, Hawaii Revised Statutes, for housekeeping purposes.

 

HLT, FIN

HB 1482

Status

RELATING TO HEALTH.

Requires the department of health to classify and recognize qualified hospitals and health care facilities that provide care to stroke patients. Allows hospitals and health care facilities to publicly advertise their recognition. Requires hospitals and health care facilities to report data to the department. Requires the department to create guidelines for pre-hospital stroke-triage assessment and maintain a statewide stroke database. Requires the department to provide an annual report to the governor and legislature. Takes effect on 7/1/15.

 

HLT, CPC

HB 266

Status

RELATING TO LANGUAGE ACCESS.

Establishes and provides appropriations for a statewide language access resource center and multilingual website pilot project to be administered by the office of language access.

 

HLT, FIN

 

 

 

 

DECISION MAKING

 

The following measure(s) were previously heard on Friday, February 1, 2013.

 

HB 1220

Status

RELATING TO PEDIATRIC DENTAL HEALTH COVERAGE.

Amends definition of "qualified patient" to include pediatric dental benefits as provided under the federal Affordable Care Act.

 

HLT, CPC

 

 

 

 

 

DECISION MAKING TO FOLLOW

 

Persons wishing to offer comments should submit testimony at least 24 hours prior to the hearing. Testimony should indicate:

     Testifier's name with position/title and organization;

     The Committee(s) to which the comments are directed;

     The date and time of the hearing; and

     Measure number.

 

While every effort will be made to incorporate all testimony received, materials received on the day of the hearing or improperly identified or directed, may be distributed to the Committee after the hearing.

 

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PAPER: 2 copies (including an original) to Room 310 in the State Capitol;

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Testimony submitted will be placed on the legislative website after the hearing adjourns. This public posting of testimony on the website 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 586-9425or 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.

 

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Rep. Henry J.C. Aquino

Chair

 

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Rep. Della Au Belatti

Chair