HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

THE TWENTY-SEVENTH LEGISLATURE

REGULAR SESSION OF 2014

 

COMMITTEE ON HUMAN SERVICES

Rep. Mele Carroll, Chair

Rep. Bertrand Kobayashi, Vice Chair

 

Rep. Della Au Belatti

Rep. Dee Morikawa

Rep. Richard Creagan

Rep. Marcus R. Oshiro

Rep. Mark J. Hashem

Rep. Justin H. Woodson

Rep. Jo Jordan

Rep. Beth Fukumoto

 

NOTICE OF HEARING

 

DATE:

Tuesday, February 11, 2014

TIME:

9:30 AM

PLACE:

Conference Room 329

State Capitol

415 South Beretania Street

 

A G E N D A

 

HB 1504

Status

RELATING TO CHILD SUPPORT.

Requires the family court to issue a separate child support order for each child. Automatically terminates child support payments for a child, as provided by law.

 

HUS, JUD

HB 1540

Status

RELATING TO CHILD SUPPORT ENFORCEMENT.

Requires Orders of Support to itemize the amount of the attorney's fees and prohibits the Child Support Enforcement Agency from enforcing the attorney's fees portion of the order. Effective January 1, 2015.

 

HUS, JUD

HB 1596

Status

RELATING TO LITERACY.

Provides funding to the department of human services to establish a statewide literacy program utilizing local programs and nonprofits to provide direct services.

 

HUS, FIN

HB 1808

Status

RELATING TO INCOME TAX CREDITS.

Amends income tax credit for low-income household renters to adjust for inflation.

 

HUS, FIN

HB 1809

Status

RELATING TO HUMAN SERVICES.

Establishes the task force on medicaid payment and reimbursement. Appropriates funds for the staffing, operations, and convening of the task force. Effective July 1, 2014.

 

HUS, FIN

HB 1835

Status

RELATING TO TAXATION.

Requires the Department of Taxation to develop a plan and proposed legislation to implement a flat income tax no later than the 2017 taxable year. Dedicates a percentage of the flat income tax to medicaid.

 

HUS, FIN

HB 1892

Status

RELATING TO HUMAN SERVICES.

Clarifies that the recovery of overissuances of supplemental nutrition assistance program assistance and for the recovery of all public assistance overpayments shall be made to the maximum extent allowable by federal regulations.

 

HUS, FIN

HB 1981

Status

RELATING TO A BASIC BILL OF RIGHTS FOR VICTIMS AND WITNESSES.

Provides for child victims of serious crimes to obtain priority on court calendars to minimize the psychological effects of the crime and the associated re-traumatization of child victims. Minimizes the loss of evidence associated with time lapse memory losses of young children.

 

HUS, JUD

HB 1983

Status

RELATING TO SAFETY.

Creates and implements a silver alert program to alert the public of any missing senior citizen with an impaired mental condition, to be operated concurrently with the Maile Amber Alert program.

 

HUS, JUD

HB 2429

Status

RELATING TO TAXATION.

Increases the standard deduction and allowable personal exemption amounts. Increases the number of exemptions that may be claimed by taxpayers who are 65 years of age or older and meet certain income requirements.

 

HUS, FIN

HB 2478

Status

RELATING TO TAXATION.

Provides a taxpayer who hires an individual with a disability a nonrefundable tax credit for the six-month period the individual is initially hired by the taxpayer.

 

HUS, FIN

 

DECISION MAKING TO FOLLOW

 

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     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