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:

Thursday, February 04, 2016

TIME:

8:30 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: HB2380 and HB2353

 

 

HB 1780

Status

RELATING TO EDUCATION.

Requires the executive office on early learning to establish language developmental milestones for the purpose of developing a resource for use by parents of deaf and hearing-impaired children to track the children's language acquisition and developmental stages for children from birth to five years of age. Establishes criteria for the parent resource. Requires the executive office on early learning to select tools or assessments for educators to assess the language and literacy development of deaf and hearing-impaired children from birth to five years of age. Requires the superintendent to establish an advisory committee to solicit input from experts on the selection of language developmental milestones. Makes an appropriation for the establishment of language developmental milestones and the corresponding parent resource and educator tools and assessments.

 

HUS, EDN, FIN

HB 1782

Status

RELATING TO EDUCATION.

Establishes a sexual abuse prevention instructional program for public schools. Sets out guidelines of instruction. Modeled after Erin's law.

 

HUS, EDN, FIN

HB 1832

Status

RELATING TO JUVENILE JUSTICE INFORMATION.

Allows the dissemination of information from the juvenile justice information system to law enforcement agencies for purposes of the administration of law enforcement and law enforcement agency employment.

 

HUS, JUD

HB 1841

Status

RELATING TO YOUTH SPORTS.

Regulates youth sports coaches by requiring an annual permit from the Department of Commerce and Consumer Affairs.

 

HUS, CPC, FIN

HB 1986

Status

RELATING TO YOUTH GANG PREVENTION AND INTERVENTION.

Appropriates funds to the department of human services to target youths who live in public housing who are at risk of engaging in gang activities or joining gangs.

 

HUS, FIN

HB 2130

Status

RELATING TO CHILDREN.

Provides that informal adjustment shall be prioritized over formal action for a child under family court jurisdiction solely as a result of truancy.

 

HUS, JUD

HB 2163

Status

RELATING TO YOUTH GANGS.

Appropriates moneys to fund operational costs to provide therapeutic prevention and mental health programs for high risk youth.

 

HUS, FIN

HB 1877

Status

RELATING TO HUMAN SERVICES.

Appropriates funds to the department of human services to create one full-time program specialist position for Maui county within the adult protective and community services branch to oversee the foster grandparent program and senior companion programs on Maui, Molokai, and Lanai.

 

HUS, FIN

HB 1884

Status

MAKING AN APPROPRIATION FOR THE OFFICE OF THE LONG-TERM CARE OMBUDSMAN PROGRAM.

Appropriates $300,000 to the office of the long-term care ombudsman for three full-time (3.0 FTE) ombudsman specialist positions; one each on Kauai, Maui, and Hawaii.

 

HUS, FIN

HB 1943

Status

RELATING TO LONG-TERM CARE FACILITIES.

Provides an inflationary adjustment to the methodology used to reimburse facilities for the long-term care of medicaid recipients for fiscal year 2016-2017.

 

HUS, FIN

HB 1971

Status

RELATING TO SAFETY.

Creates and implements a silver alert program to alert the public of any missing senior citizen with an impaired mental condition, to be operated concurrently with the Maile Amber Alert program.

 

HUS, JUD

HB 2348

Status

RELATING TO PERMANENT EXEMPT POSITIONS IN THE DEPARTMENT OF HUMAN SERVICES.

Restores the second deputy director position for the Department of Human Services, establishes the community/project development director, the policy director, and provides appropriations for that second deputy director position, a private secretary for that deputy director, the community/project development director, and the policy director. Converts six identified positions in the Med-QUEST division to permanent civil service exempt status.

 

HUS, LAB, FIN

HB 2353

Status

RELATING TO EXEMPTIONS FROM CIVIL SERVICE.

Restores the second deputy director position for the Department of Human Services. Designates identified positions in the Director's Office of the Department of Human Services as permanently exempt. Converts identified positions in the Department of Health, the Department of Human Services, the Department of Public Safety, the Department of Labor and Industrial Relations, and the Department of Business, Economic Development and Tourism to permanent exempt status.

 

HUS, LAB, FIN

HB 2358

Status

RELATING TO DEVELOPMENTAL DISABILITIES.

Amends the definition of "developmental disabilities" in section 333F-1, Hawaii Revised Statutes, to include children from birth to age 9 who have substantial developmental delay or specific congenital or acquired condition and without services and supports, has a high probability of meeting criteria for developmental disabilities later in life.

 

HUS, EDN, FIN

HB 2380

Status

RELATING TO AFTER-SCHOOL PROGRAMS.

Establishes the R.E.A.C.H. (Resources for Enrichment, Athletics, Culture, and Health) program in the Office of Youth Services to provide a standardized framework and a funding mechanism for after-school programs in public middle schools. Requires the Office of Youth Services to report to the Legislature.

 

HUS, EDN, 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. Dee Morikawa

Chair