HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

THE TWENTY-SEVENTH LEGISLATURE

REGULAR SESSION OF 2013

 

COMMITTEE ON HUMAN SERVICES

Rep. Mele Carroll, Chair

Rep. Bertrand Kobayashi, Vice Chair

 

Rep. Della Au Belatti

Rep. Dee Morikawa

Rep. Rida T.R. Cabanilla

Rep. Justin H. Woodson

Rep. Jo Jordan

Rep. Beth Fukumoto

 

NOTICE OF HEARING

 

DATE:

Thursday, February 07, 2013

TIME:

09:30 am

PLACE:

Conference Room 329

State Capitol

415 South Beretania Street

 

A G E N D A

 

HB 176

Status

RELATING TO MEDICAID.

Extends the termination date of the Medicaid buy-in task force to 6/30/2014. Requires submission of an interim and final report.

 

HUS, FIN

HB 385

Status

RELATING TO HUMAN SERVICES.

Establishes a refundable state Earned Income Tax Credit. Requires the Department of Human Services to provide financial education to applicants for and recipients of Temporary Assistance for Needy Families.

 

HUS, FIN

HB 1187

Status

RELATING TO HUMAN TRAFFICKING.

Designates January as Human Trafficking Awareness Month.

 

HUS, JUD

HB 1188

Status

RELATING TO THE ECONOMIC OPPORTUNITY POVERTY REDUCTION TASK FORCE.

Establishes the economic opportunity poverty reduction task force to develop a strategic, integrated, and comprehensive plan to expand economic opportunities in Hawaii to reduce, by at least 50 per cent by 2023, the number of Hawaii residents, including children and families, living in poverty.

 

HUS, FIN

HB 1206

Status

RELATING TO THE HAWAII INTERAGENCY COUNCIL ON HOMELESSNESS.

Provides for the appointment of a House of Representatives member and a Senate member to serve as alternate members on the Hawaii interagency council on homelessness in the absence of the House and Senate member, respectively.

 

HUS, JUD

HB 1207

Status

RELATING TO HUMAN SERVICES.

Requires the Department of Human Services to submit interim reports to the Legislature prior to the Regular Sessions of 2014, 2015, and 2016, and a final report to the Legislature prior to the Regular Session of 2017 on its compliance with the federal Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act of 2010 as it relates to Medicare and Medicaid.

 

HUS

HB 1402

Status

RELATING TO SOCIAL IMPACT BONDS.

Requires the Executive Office on Early Learning to conduct a study on the feasibility of using social impact bonds to fund early learning programs and services in the State, with the assistance of the Legislative Reference Bureau.

 

HUS, FIN

 

 

 

 

DECISION MAKING TO FOLLOW

 

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     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.

 

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Rep. Mele Carroll

Chair