HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

THE TWENTY-EIGHTH LEGISLATURE

REGULAR SESSION OF 2016

 

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

 

AMENDED NOTICE OF HEARING

 

DATE:

Tuesday, February 02, 2016

TIME:

9:00 a.m.

PLACE:

Conference Room 329

State Capitol

415 South Beretania Street

 

A M E N D E D A G E N D A

 

The following measure(s) has been DELETED from the agenda: HB 1702

 

HB 1587

Status

RELATING TO HOMELESSNESS.

Requires the Department of Human Services to establish the Return-To-Home Pilot Program and extends the pilot program for three years. Makes an appropriation.

 

HUS, FIN

HB 1606

Status

RELATING TO CIVIL IDENTIFICATION CARDS.

Allows homeless persons to replace their lost, stolen, destroyed, or mutilated civil identification cards free of charge.

 

HUS, JUD, FIN

HB 1693

Status

RELATING TO HOUSING.

Amends the household income level and unit availability eligibility requirements for the provision of low-income housing and mixed-income rental project loans and grants made from the Rental Housing Revolving Fund.

 

HUS, HSG, FIN

HB 1724

Status

RELATING TO HUMAN SERVICES.

Appropriates moneys to establish and operate a comprehensive support service center for disadvantaged individuals and families seeking transitional support services.

 

HUS, FIN

HB 1774

Status

RELATING TO HOMELESSNESS.

Appropriates additional funds for outreach to homeless individuals and families, as well as homeless unaccompanied youth. Appropriates funds to the department of human services.

 

HUS, FIN

HB 1599

Status

RELATING TO HEALTH.

Requires QUEST and Medicaid coverage for chiropractic care, limited to 24 visits per calendar year. Appropriates moneys.

 

HUS, CPC, FIN

HB 1772

Status

RELATING TO ORAL HEALTH.

Appropriates funds to the department of human services to restore basic adult dental benefits to medicaid and QUEST integration enrollees.

 

HUS, CPC, FIN

HB 1516

Status

RELATING TO ASSESSMENT OF THE INTERNET CRIMES AGAINST CHILDREN FEE AGAINST CRIMINAL DEFENDANTS.

Clarifies that the internet crimes against children fee is to be assessed against every defendant who is convicted of a misdemeanor or felony regardless of the nature of the offense.

 

HUS, JUD, FIN

HB 1694

Status

RELATING TO THE JUDICIARY SPOUSE AND CHILD ABUSE SPECIAL ACCOUNT.

Sets aside funds from marriage licenses granted by agents in each judicial circuit for the Spouse and Child Abuse Special Account for the training of family court judges on domestic violence or child abuse.

 

HUS, JUD, FIN

HB 1701

Status

RELATING TO FAMILY COURTS.

In child custody and visitation proceedings involving an allegation or history of family violence: 1) requires family courts to first hold an evidentiary hearing on the issue of family violence; 2) requires child custody evaluators to have qualifications relevant to the subject of family violence; and 3) if the proceeding does not involve mental health issues, prohibits disqualification of a person for appointment as a child custody evaluator solely because the person does not hold a degree relating to mental health. Prohibits use of a parent's good faith allegation of family violence as a factor that weighs against the parent in determining child custody or visitation. Requires family court judges and professional personnel to complete ongoing training in the latest best practices and research in domestic violence advocacy.

 

HUS, JUD, FIN

HB 1585

Status

RELATING TO GUARDIANSHIP.

Prohibits guardians of an adult ward from restricting the ward's right to communicate.

 

HUS, JUD

HB 1666

Status

RELATING TO ALTERNATIVE SCHOOLS FOR JUVENILES INVOLVED IN THE JUSTICE SYSTEM.

Appropriates funds to the department of education for two alternative schools to provide ongoing education to juveniles involved in the justice system or at risk of involvement in the justice system.

 

HUS, EDN, FIN

HB 1702

Status

RELATING TO TAXATION.

Amends the income tax credit for expenses for household and dependent care services necessary for gainful employment by changing the manner for determining the taxpayer's applicable percentage of employment-related expenses that constitutes the tax credit.

 

HUS, FIN

 

 

 

 

DECISION MAKING TO FOLLOW

 

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Rep. Dee Morikawa

Chair