HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

THE TWENTY-EIGHTH LEGISLATURE

REGULAR SESSION OF 2015

 

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, March 19, 2015

TIME:

9:00 am

PLACE:

Conference Room 329

State Capitol

415 South Beretania Street

 

A G E N D A

 

SB 643, SD1

(SSCR541)

Status

RELATING TO CHILD VISITATION.

Deletes duplicative provision of awarding grandparents reasonable visitation rights. Adds as prerequisites to awarding visitation that the court find that awarding visitation to grandparent is in the best interest of the child and that denial of reasonable grandparent visitation rights would cause significant harm to the child. Clarifies procedures for awarding visitation. Effective 01/07/2059. (SD1)

 

HUS, JUD

SB 1106, SD2

(SSCR548)

Status

RELATING TO THE MEDICAID MANAGED CARE PROGRAM.

Amends the QUEST and QUEST Expanded Access references in the Hawaii Revised Statutes to remove language that refers to specific programs and replace it with "medicaid managed care". Authorizes all medicaid managed care health plans to subject prescription drugs for conditions covered in section 346-352, Hawaii Revised Statutes, to prior authorization procedures. (SD2)

 

HUS, FIN

SB 979, SD2

(SSCR795)

Status

RELATING TO YOUTH.

Requires the office of youth services to coordinate a safe places for youth pilot program until 6/30/2021 to establish a network of safe places where youth in crisis can access safety and services. Establishes the position of safe places for youth program coordinator. Allows youth in crisis who are at least 14 but under 18 years of age to consent to services in the safe places program under certain circumstances. Makes an appropriation. Effective 7/1/2050. (SD2)

 

HUS, FIN

SB 912, SD1

(SSCR800)

Status

RELATING TO LONG-TERM CARE FACILITIES.

Requires the department of human services to track the annual costs, reimbursements, and shortfalls that long-term care facilities experience due to the current long-term care reimbursement rate, as well as the potential impact of a reimbursement rate increase, and provide a report to the legislature every three years beginning in 2018. (SD1)

 

HUS, FIN

SB 276, SD2

(SSCR752)

Status

RELATING TO ELDER AND VULNERABLE ADULTS.

Creates the Hawaii kupuna trust fund, which comprises public and private funding for meeting the outstanding and future needs of the elder and vulnerable adult population. Effective 7/1/2050. (SD2)

 

HUS, FIN

SB 269, SD2

(SSCR588)

Status

RELATING TO PUBLIC ORDER.

Establishes the process and grounds for a person to petition the court to vacate a conviction for obstructing or occupying a public place on grounds that the person was homeless at the time of committing the offense. Effective 01/07/2059. (SD2)

 

HUS, JUD

SB 273, SD2

(SSCR773)

Status

RELATING TO IDENTIFICATION CARDS.

Allows the examiner of drivers to accept a sworn statement from a victim services organization, an attorney, a member of the clergy, correctional institution staff, or a medical or health professional as documentary evidence of a homeless person's address or date of birth. Effective 1/7/2059. (SD2)

 

HUS, JUD

 

DECISION MAKING TO FOLLOW

 

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Rep. Dee Morikawa

Chair