HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

THE TWENTY-NINTH LEGISLATURE

REGULAR SESSION OF 2017

 

COMMITTEE ON FINANCE

Rep. Sylvia Luke, Chair

Rep. Ty J.K. Cullen, Vice Chair

 

Rep. Romy M. Cachola

Rep. Nicole E. Lowen

Rep. Isaac W. Choy

Rep. Nadine K. Nakamura

Rep. Lynn DeCoite

Rep. James Kunane Tokioka

Rep. Cedric Asuega Gates

Rep. Sean Quinlan

Rep. Daniel Holt

Rep. Kyle T. Yamashita

Rep. Jarrett Keohokalole

Rep. Andria P.L. Tupola

Rep. Bertrand Kobayashi

Rep. Gene Ward

Rep. Matthew S. LoPresti

 

 

NOTICE OF HEARING

 

DATE:

Wednesday, March 1, 2017

TIME:

1:00 P.M.

PLACE:

Conference Room 308

State Capitol

415 South Beretania Street

 

A G E N D A # 2

 

HB 1272, HD1

(HSCR585)

Status

RELATING TO IMPROVING ACCESS TO PSYCHIATRIC CARE FOR MEDICAID PATIENTS.

Specifies that coverage for telehealth under the State's medicaid managed care and fee-for-service programs includes psychiatric services provided through a coordinated care manager who is present in a primary health care provider's office through telehealth.

 

HUS/HLT, FIN

HB 801, HD1

(HSCR35)

Status

RELATING TO CHILD SUPPORT.

Requires certain amounts of child support moneys collected by the Department of Human Services (DHS) for public assistance of a child to pass through to the family receiving the public assistance. Requires DHS to disregard passed through child support payments when determining the needs of an applicant for or recipient of public assistance.

 

HUS, FIN

HB 527, HD1

(HSCR268)

Status

RELATING TO MOBILE CLINICS.

Appropriates funds to purchase, staff, and operate two mobile clinics to serve the homeless population.

 

 

HUS/HLT, FIN

HB 83, HD1

(HSCR273)

Status

RELATING TO HOMELESSNESS.

Allows the Department of Human Services to establish puuhonua safe zones where homeless persons may reside. Appropriates funds for establishing the zones.

 

HUS, FIN

HB 693, HD1

(HSCR12)

Status

RELATING TO PROGRAMS FOR HIGH RISK YOUTH.

Appropriates funds to the Department of Human Services for the operational costs of an organization providing prevention, intervention, and group and individual counseling for high risk youth.

 

HUS, FIN

HB 844, HD1

(HSCR109)

Status

RELATING TO YOUTH.

Requires the Office of Youth Services to coordinate a two-year Safe Places for Youth Pilot Program in partnership with private organizations to coordinate a network that youth can access for safety and where youth can obtain advice, guidance, programs, and services. Establishes a Safe Places for Youth Pilot Program Coordinator position. Appropriates funds.

 

HUS, FIN

HB 1466, HD1

(HSCR502)

Status

RELATING TO A YOUTH ADVISORY COMMISSION.

Establishes a Youth Advisory Commission within the Office of Youth Services to advise the Governor and Legislature on the effects of legislative policies, needs, assessments, priorities, programs, and budgets relating to youth.

 

HUS, FIN

HB 556, HD1

(HSCR269)

Status

RELATING TO PROCUREMENT.

Repeals the requirement that all applicants for health and human services procurement contracts possess all licenses necessary to conduct the subject business. Repeals the requirement that all contracts include only costs, fees, and taxes reflected on the face of the proposal.

 

HUS/HLT, FIN

HB 558

(HSCR285)

Status

RELATING TO THE REPEAL OF SECTION 325-15, HAWAII REVISED STATUTES.

Repeals Section 325-15, Hawaii Revised Statutes, which requires United States citizens or nationals to submit a medical examination report to the Department of Health within sixty days of returning to the State under certain conditions.

 

HLT, FIN

HB 1299, HD1

(HSCR157)

Status

RELATING TO HEALTH.

Authorizes a pharmacy to provide a customized patient medication package to any patient of an institutional facility or any member of the general public, subject to certain conditions.

 

HLT, FIN

HB 916, HD1

(HSCR674)

Status

RELATING TO LOAN REPAYMENT FOR HEALTH CARE PROFESSIONALS.

Makes an appropriation for the health care professionals loan repayment program administered through the John A. Burns School of Medicine.

 

HLT, HED, FIN

HB 918, HD1

(HSCR511)

Status

RELATING TO EARLY INTERVENTION.

Appropriates funds for the procurement and maintenance of and training for a web-based data system in the Department of Health's Early Intervention Section.

 

HLT, FIN

HB 604, HD1

(HSCR286)

Status

RELATING TO LANDSCAPING.

Requires DOH to create and maintain a list of plants and landscaping related structures or equipment that are known to be preferred habitats for mosquito breeding and prohibits use of these elements in public landscaping. Exempts routinely maintained botanical gardens.

 

HLT, FIN

HB 913, HD2

(HSCR690)

Status

RELATING TO MEDICAL COVERAGE FOR FIREFIGHTERS.

Improves access for firefighters to comprehensive medical coverage and service-connected disability retirement benefits upon diagnosis with or death from cancer that is presumed to arise out of and in the course of employment.

 

HLT, LAB, FIN

HB 475, HD1

(HSCR641)

Status

RELATING TO MOVIE THEATRES.

Extends the sunset date of Act 39, Session Laws of Hawaii 2015, which requires certain motion picture theaters to provide open movie captioning and audio description for certain motion pictures at certain times. Requires DBEDT to conduct an impact survey.

 

EDB, FIN

HB 347, HD2

(HSCR705)

Status

RELATING TO EMPLOYMENT SECURITY.

Clarifies Hawaii's employment security law for independent contractors by requiring the use of twenty factors by the Department of Labor Industrial Relations when determining whether an individual is considered an independent contractor. Requires the Director of Labor and Industrial Relations to report to the Legislature prior to the Regular Session of 2018 regarding guidelines developed by the unemployment insurance coverage committee. Requires an annual report to the Legislature regarding covered employment determinations.

 

LAB, CPC, FIN

HB 500, HD1

(HSCR717)

Status

RELATING TO PUBLIC PREKINDERGARTEN PROGRAMS.

Authorizes the Executive Office on Early Learning and State Public Charter School Commission to enter into a memorandum of understanding to administer charter school prekindergarten classrooms. Appropriates moneys to continue funding of public prekindergarten classrooms.

 

EDN, FIN

HB 1231, HD1

(HSCR299)

Status

RELATING TO DISASTER RELIEF.

Specifies instances in which the Department of Education may retain disaster relief funds. Clarifies that the Department of Education may carry over funds received as disaster relief appropriation or reimbursement.

 

EDN, FIN

HB 207, HD1

(HSCR521)

Status

RELATING TO TAXATION.

Expands the low income-household renters' income tax credit based on adjusted gross income and filing status.

 

 

HSG, FIN

HB 488, HD1

(HSCR320)

Status

RELATING TO HOUSING.

Authorizes the issuance of general obligation funds for rental housing, mixed-use affordable rental housing, a multi-use juvenile services and shelter center, and public housing. Appropriates funds for public housing security improvements, renovation, and repairs.

 

HSG, FIN

HB 263, HD1

Proposed HD2

Status

RELATING TO MEDICAL MARIJUANA.

Proposed HD2: Amends provisions related to licensing medical marijuana dispensaries by imposing Use Tax on dispensaries gross income and allocating a portion of GET revenues received from dispensaries to the Medical Marijuana Registry and regulation Special Fund.

 

HLT, FIN

 

 

 

Copies of the proposed HD2 are available in room 306 and on the Legislature's Web site: http://www.capitol.hawaii.gov.

 

DECISION MAKING TO FOLLOW

 

Persons wishing to offer comments should submit testimony at least 24 hours prior to the hearing. Testimony should indicate:

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

     The date and time of the hearing; and

     Measure number.

 

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Rep. Sylvia Luke

Chair