HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

THE TWENTY-SEVENTH LEGISLATURE

REGULAR SESSION OF 2014

 

COMMITTEE ON FINANCE

Rep. Sylvia Luke, Chair

Rep. Scott Y. Nishimoto, Vice Chair

Rep. Aaron Ling Johanson, Vice Chair

 

Rep. Ty J.K. Cullen

Rep. Richard H.K. Onishi

Rep. Mark J. Hashem

Rep. Gregg Takayama

Rep. Kaniela Ing

Rep. James Kunane Tokioka

Rep. Jo Jordan

Rep. Justin H. Woodson

Rep. Bertrand Kobayashi

Rep. Kyle T. Yamashita

Rep. Nicole E. Lowen

Rep. Beth Fukumoto

Rep. Dee Morikawa

Rep. Gene Ward

 

NOTICE OF HEARING

 

DATE:

Thursday, April 3, 2014

TIME:

2:05 P.M.

PLACE:

Conference Room 308

State Capitol

415 South Beretania Street

 

A G E N D A # 2

 

SB 2779, SD1

(SSCR2536)

Status

RELATING TO FINANCIAL AUDIT OF THE STATE OF HAWAII BY THE LEGISLATIVE AUDITOR.

Specifically authorizes the Auditor to access information in the possession of the Department of Taxation for purposes of conducting financial audits of the State of Hawaii, while also requiring the Auditor to keep the information confidential.

 

FIN

SB 2866, SD1

(HSCR1129-14)

Status

MAKING AN EMERGENCY APPROPRIATION TO THE HAWAII HEALTH SYSTEMS CORPORATION.

Makes an emergency appropriation to the Hawaii Health Systems Corporation.

 

 

HLT, FIN

SB 2832, SD2

(HSCR1057-14)

Status

RELATING TO HIGH TECHNOLOGY.

Amends section 206M-15, Hawaii Revised Statutes, to add a Small Business Innovation Research program award or contract as a qualifying criterion for grants from the High Technology Development Corporation. Increases the ceiling on any single transfer from the Hawaii capital loan revolving fund for grants from $100,000 to an unspecified amount. Effective 7/1/2050.

 

EDB, FIN

SB 2346, SD1, HD1

(HSCR1130-14)

Status

RELATING TO AGING.

Appropriates general funds to the Department of Health for community-based services and programs for older persons. Requires the Executive Office on Aging to conduct a public education and awareness campaign on long-term care and appropriates funds. Effective July 1, 2014.

 

HLT, FIN

SB 2469, SD2, HD2

(HSCR1148-14)

Status

RELATING TO TELEHEALTH.

Requires equivalent reimbursement for services provided through telehealth as for the same services provided via face-to-face contact. Clarifies definition of health care provider for telehealth purposes. Changes statutory references to "telemedicine" to "telehealth" for consistency. )

 

HLT, CPC, FIN

SB 1007, SD2, HD1

(HSCR274-14)

Status

RELATING TO PUBLIC LAND LIABILITY.

Makes permanent liability protections for warning signs for outdoor recreation on public lands. Expands liability protections to include dangerous non-natural conditions on unimproved public lands. Effective June 29, 2014.

 

WAL/OMH, JUD, FIN

SB 2274, SD1, HD1

(HSCR937-14)

Status

RELATING TO SUSTAINABLE LIVING.

Establishes a permit that exempts sustainable living research and sites from certain county codes, ordinances, and rules. Appropriates funds. Effective July 1, 2050.

 

WAL, FIN

SB 2845, SD1, HD2

(HSCR1187-14)

Status

RELATING TO APPOINTMENT OF EXEMPT PERSONNEL IN THE DEPARTMENT OF HUMAN SERVICES FOR THE STATE MEDICAL ASSISTANCE PROGRAMS.

Authorizes the director of human services to appoint and employ managerial and professional staff, not subject to Chapter 76, Hawaii Revised Statutes, when in the determination of the director the services to be performed are unique and essential to the execution of the functions of the state medical assistance programs. Specifies that the exemption from civil service for the privacy and security compliance officer, health information technology officer, physicians, pharmacists, and dentists shall expire 3 years after the effective date of this Act. Effective July 1, 2114.

 

HUS, LAB, FIN

 

 

 

Decision making on the following measure previously heard

As this is a decision making meeting only, no public testimony will be accepted.

 

The following measure(s) were previously heard on Monday, March 31, Agenda # 1.

 

SB 2858, SD1, HD1

(HSCR1046-14)

Status

RELATING TO THE ESTABLISHMENT OF AN ENVIRONMENTAL INFORMATION MANAGEMENT OFFICE.

Establishes an office of environmental information management within the department of health. Effective July 1, 2050.

 

EEP, FIN

 

DECISION MAKING TO FOLLOW

 

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     Measure number.

 

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Rep. Sylvia Luke

Chair