HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

THE TWENTY-EIGHTHTWENTY-EIGHTH LEGISLATURE

REGULAR SESSION OF 20152015

 

COMMITTEE ON HUMAN SERVICES

Rep. Dee Morikawa, Chair

Rep. Bertrand Kobayashi, Vice Chair

 

Rep. Della Au Belatti

Rep. Jo Jordan

Rep. Richard P. Creagan

Rep. Marcus R. Oshiro

Rep. Mark J. Hashem

Rep. Beth Fukumoto Chang

 

NOTICE OF HEARING

 

DATE:

Thursday, February 12, 2015

TIME:

9:30 a.m

PLACE:

Conference Room 329

State Capitol

415 South Beretania Street

 

A G E N D A

 

HB 1346

Status

RELATING TO YOUTH.

Establishes a program within the office of youth services for positive youth development through after school and school break programs.

 

HUS, FIN

HB 1499

Status

RELATING TO FAMILY LITERACY.

Establishes a statewide literacy program under DHS. Allows direct services to be provided by existing programs and nonprofits. Makes an appropriation.

 

HUS, FIN

HB 1321

Status

RELATING TO THE CHILD PROTECTIVE ACT.

Expands the definition of "aggravated circumstances", as used in chapter 587A, Hawaii Revised Statutes, the Child Protective Act, to include situations where the parent has provided unstable housing and is a repeat criminal offender of specific crimes; has been repeatedly incarcerated, resulting in the child's placement in foster care; has placed the child or a sibling of the child in foster care more than once; had parental rights voluntarily or involuntarily terminated; failed to comply with pre-permanency or permanency requirements; has physically abused the child; or the parent has engaged in human trafficking involving the child or another child of the parent or has solicited, aided, abetted, attempted, or conspired to engage in human trafficking of the child or another child of the parent.

 

HUS, JUD

HB 1115

Status

RELATING TO HEALTH CARE.

Amends the state supplemental payment amounts for specified types of adult residential care homes and other domiciliary care facilities and provides for annual adjustment. Changes the public assistance allowance to an unspecified percentage of the current federal poverty level.

 

HUS, FIN

HB 1253

Status

RELATING TO LONG-TERM CARE.

Establishes a long-term care surcharge on state tax to pay for claims for defined benefits under the long-term care financing program. Makes an appropriation to the department of taxation for costs of implementation and collection.

 

HUS, FIN

HB 1248

Status

RELATING TO SEXUAL ASSAULT.

Mandates instead of permits a family court to terminate the parental rights to any child of a natural parent if the natural parent is convicted of rape or sexual assault and that rape or sexual assault resulted in the conception of the child.

 

HUS, JUD

 

 

 

 

DECISION MAKING TO FOLLOW

 

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

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Rep. Dee Morikawa

Chair