HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

THE TWENTY-EIGHTH LEGISLATURE

REGULAR SESSION OF 2015

 

COMMITTEE ON FINANCE

Rep. Sylvia Luke, Chair

Rep. Scott Y. Nishimoto, Vice Chair

 

Rep. Romy M. Cachola

Rep. Nicole E. Lowen

Rep. Ty J.K. Cullen

Rep. Richard H.K. Onishi

Rep. Lynn DeCoite

Rep. James Kunane Tokioka

Rep. Aaron Ling Johanson

Rep. Kyle T. Yamashita

Rep. Jo Jordan

Rep. Feki Pouha

Rep. Jarrett Keohokalole

Rep. Gene Ward

Rep. Bertrand Kobayashi

 

 

NOTICE OF HEARING

 

DATE:

Friday, February 27, 2015

TIME:

3:00 P.M.

PLACE:

Conference Room 308

State Capitol

415 South Beretania Street

 

A G E N D A # 3

 

HB 1075, HD2

(HSCR389)

Status

RELATING TO HEALTH.

Authorizes the Maui Regional System to enter into an agreement with a private entity to transition one or more of its facilities into a new private Hawaii nonprofit corporation.

 

HLT, LAB, FIN

HB 1112, HD2

(HSCR469)

Status

RELATING TO THE HAWAII HEALTH SYSTEMS CORPORATION.

Reconsolidates HHSC operational administration and oversight by eliminating regional system boards. Repeals certain limits on operational authority. Amends HHSC supplemental bargaining agreements for HHSC employees.

 

HLT, LAB, FIN

HB 576, HD1

(HSCR488)

Status

RELATING TO THE STATE AFFORDABLE CARE ACT INNOVATION WAIVER.

Amends scope of the State Innovation Waiver Task Force consideration. Provides resources to develop a waiver from certain provisions of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act. Appropriates funds.

 

HLT, CPC, FIN

HB 1467, HD2

(HSCR570)

Status

RELATING TO THE HAWAII HEALTH CONNECTOR.

Enables the Hawaii health connector to offer large group coverage. Requires health insurers with greater than 20 percent share of the State's small group health insurance market to offer gold and platinum level qualified health plans as a condition of participation in the individual market of the Hawaii Health Connector. Ends transitional renewal policies effective 1/1/2016. Amends state small market parameters to comport with federal law. Adds notification requirements.

 

HLT, CPC, FIN

HB 321, HD1

(HSCR573)

Status

RELATING TO MEDICAL MARIJUANA.

Establishes a system of medical marijuana dispensaries and production centers. Prohibits counties from enacting zoning regulations that discriminate against licensed dispensaries and production centers. Clarifies the right of qualifying patients and primary caregivers to transport medical marijuana. Appropriates funds.

 

HLT/JUD, FIN

HB 1072, HD1

(HSCR545)

Status

RELATING TO PRESCRIPTIVE AUTHORITY FOR CERTAIN PSYCHOLOGISTS.

Authorizes the board of psychology to issue certificates of prescriptive authority to medical psychologists who meet certain education, training, and registration requirements.

 

HLT/CPC, 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. Sylvia Luke

Chair