HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

THE TWENTY-EIGHTH LEGISLATURE

REGULAR SESSION OF 2016

 

COMMITTEE ON FINANCE

Rep. Sylvia Luke, Chair

Rep. Scott Y. Nishimoto, Vice Chair

 

Rep. Romy M. Cachola

Rep. Matthew S. LoPresti

Rep. Ty J.K. Cullen

Rep. Nicole E. Lowen

Rep. Lynn DeCoite

Rep. Richard H.K. Onishi

Rep. Aaron Ling Johanson

Rep. James Kunane Tokioka

Rep. Jo Jordan

Rep. Kyle T. Yamashita

Rep. Jarrett Keohokalole

Rep. Feki Pouha

Rep. Bertrand Kobayashi

Rep. Gene Ward

 

NOTICE OF HEARING

 

DATE:

Wednesday, March 30, 2016

TIME:

3:00 P.M.

PLACE:

Conference Room 308

State Capitol

415 South Beretania Street

 

A G E N D A # 2

 

SB 2330, SD2, HD1

(HSCR1167-16)

Status

RELATING TO THE HOSPITAL SUSTAINABILITY PROGRAM.

Continues the hospital sustainability program for one year. Appropriates funds out of the hospital sustainability program special fund for fiscal year 2016-2017. Amends various reimbursement rates under the program to certain private hospitals through medicaid managed care health plans, and uncompensated care and disproportionate share hospital payments.

 

HLT/HUS, FIN

SB 2213, SD2

(HSCR1166-16)

Status

RELATING TO THE NURSING FACILITY SUSTAINABILITY PROGRAM.

Continues the nursing facility sustainability program for one additional year. Appropriates funds out of the nursing facility sustainability program special fund for fiscal year 2016-2017.

 

HLT/HUS, FIN

SB 2240, SD1, HD1

(HSCR1130-16)

Status

MAKING AN APPROPRIATION TO THE DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH TO REESTABLISH A VECTOR CONTROL BRANCH.

Appropriates funds to the Department of Health to hire more full-time employees for vector control and to reestablish a Vector Control Branch.

 

HLT, FIN

SB 911, SD2, HD2

(HSCR4-16)

Status

RELATING TO LATEX.

Prohibits the use of latex gloves by personnel working in food establishments. Prohibits the use of latex gloves, with limited exceptions, by personnel working in dental health facilities or health care facilities, or by personnel providing ambulance services or emergency medical services.

 

HLT, JUD, FIN

SB 2317, SD2, HD1

(HSCR1182-16)

Status

RELATING TO HEALTH.

Requires the Department of Health to submit annual reports to the Legislature relating to child and maternal deaths and death reviews in the State. Requires, upon written request from the Director of Health, all providers of health care or social services and county and state agencies to disclose child death review information and to provide information or other materials relating to the condition and treatment of any person to the Department of Health, or its designee, for studies to reduce morbidity or mortality. Appropriates funds to the Department of Health to conduct child death reviews and implement a program to perform maternal death reviews.

 

HLT, FIN

SB 2540, HD1

(HSCR1161-16)

Status

RELATING TO THE DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH.

Authorizes the Governor, with the assistance of the Director of Health, to negotiate with any person for the development or expansion of a forensic facility of the Department of Health. Provides for an extended review and comment period for an environmental assessment or environmental impact statement.

 

HLT, FIN

SB 2915, SD2, HD1

(HSCR1246-16)

Status

RELATING TO THE UNIFORM CONTROLLED SUBSTANCES ACT.

Updates the Uniform Controlled Substances Act to make it consistent with amendments in federal controlled substances law. Clarifies existing definitions to be consistent with federal controlled substance law; and adds new definitions to allow the use of "delegates" by practitioners and pharmacists to access the electronic prescription accountability system. Clarifies that individuals that conduct reverse distribution with controlled substances must register with the Department of Public Safety and follow appropriate controlled substance statutes and rules. Allows for the posting of updates to Hawaii's drug schedules on the department's website. Mandates that the collections of administrative fines be deposited into the controlled substance registration revolving fund to support the program. Deletes the requirement for a pseudoephedrine permit for transporting over 3 packages of pseudoephedrine. Requires that all practitioners, except veterinarians, and pharmacies register to utilize the electronic prescription accountability system when they obtain a controlled substance registration. Authorizes the Department of Public Safety Narcotics Enforcement Division Administrator to allow access to State, county, or federal regulatory agencies to the database when conducting joint regulatory investigations.

 

HLT, JUD, FIN

SB 2395, SD1, HD2

(HSCR1299-16)

Status

RELATING TO TELEHEALTH.

Requires the State's medicaid managed care and fee-for-service programs to cover services provided through telehealth. Specifies that any telehealth services provided shall be consistent with all federal and state privacy, security, and confidentiality laws. Specifies medical professional liability insurance policy requirements with regard to telehealth coverage. Clarifies that reimbursement for services provided through telehealth shall be equivalent to reimbursement for the same services provided via face-to-face contact between a health care provider and a patient. Requires written disclosure of coverages and benefits associated with telehealth services. Requires that telehealth encompasses store and forward technologies, remote monitoring, live consultation, and mobile health. Ensures telehealth is covered when originating in a patient's home and other non-medical environments. Clarifies requirements for physicians and out-of-state physicians to establish a physician-patient relationship via telehealth. Requires that reimbursement requirements for telehealth services apply to all health benefits plans under chapter 87A, Hawaii Revised Statutes.

 

HLT/HUS, CPC, FIN

SB 2833, SD2, HD1

(HSCR1197-16)

Status

RELATING TO THE LOW-INCOME HOUSING TAX CREDIT.

Increases funding for affordable rental housing development by making the state low-income housing tax credit more valuable. Bases the amount of the tax credit on whether or not a building is financed by tax-exempt bonds. Reduces state tax credit period from ten to five years.

 

HSG, FIN

SB 2561, SD2, HD1

(HSCR1196-16)

Status

RELATING TO RENTAL HOUSING.

Establishes a goal of developing or vesting the development of at least 22,500 affordable rental housing units ready for occupancy between 01/01/17 and 12/31/26. Establishes a temporary special action team on rental housing to make recommendations to the Governor, Legislature, and other parties to achieve the goal. Makes an appropriation.

 

HSG, FIN

SB 3109, SD1, HD1

(HSCR1173-16)

Status

RELATING TO MANUFACTURING.

Requires that the fiscal year 2015-2016 appropriation to HTDC for the manufacturing development program shall lapse by 6/30/17 and not at the end of fiscal year 2015-2016. Appropriates funds for the manufacturing development program for the 2016-2017 fiscal year.

 

EDB, FIN

SB 3110, SD1, HD1

(HSCR1174-16)

Status

RELATING TO TECHNOLOGY.

Requires that the fiscal year 2015-2016 appropriation to DBEDT for HTDC to provide grants to businesses with a federal small business innovation research phase II or III award shall lapse by June 30, 2017, and not at the end of fiscal year 2015-2016. Appropriates funds to DBEDT for HTDC to provide grants to businesses with a federal small business innovation research phase II or III award for fiscal year 2016-2017.

 

EDB, FIN

SB 2501, SD2, HD1

(HSCR1172-16)

Status

RELATING TO PROCUREMENT.

Requires past performance to be factored into future bid selection of a contractor. Defines past performance. Requires past performance to be considered in sole source procurement. Requires that upon completion of a procurement contract, the department that issued the request for proposal shall evaluate the work and performance of the respective contractors and maintain the evaluations in the department's files. Appropriates funds.

 

EDB, FIN

SB 2494, SD2, HD1

(HSCR1085-16)

Status

RELATING TO PROCUREMENT.

Requires the state procurement office to establish a database of all government procurement contracts, accessible to each governmental body. Requires each governmental body to provide to the state procurement office all data relating to any procurement contract of the governmental body; provided that the chief procurement officer of each jurisdiction shall be responsible for the collection and transmittal of data to the state procurement office and any associated costs. Appropriates funds to establish the database.

 

EDB, FIN

SB 3092, SD2, HD2

(HSCR1312-16)

Status

RELATING TO PROCUREMENT.

Authorizes procurement officers to consider a previously licensed and listed subcontractor's license as valid; provided that certain conditions are satisfied.

 

EDB, CPC, FIN

 

 

 

DECISION MAKING TO FOLLOW

 

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Rep. Sylvia Luke

Chair