HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

THE TWENTY-NINTH LEGISLATURE

REGULAR SESSION OF 2017

 

COMMITTEE ON HEALTH

Rep. Della Au Belatti, Chair

Rep. Bertrand Kobayashi, Vice Chair

 

Rep. Sharon E. Har

Rep. Chris Todd

Rep. Dee Morikawa

Rep. Andria P.L. Tupola

Rep. Marcus R. Oshiro

 

 

COMMITTEE ON HUMAN SERVICES

Rep. Dee Morikawa, Chair

Rep. Chris Todd, Vice Chair

 

Rep. Della Au Belatti

Rep. Marcus R. Oshiro

Rep. Sharon E. Har

Rep. Andria P.L. Tupola

Rep. Bertrand Kobayashi

 

 

AMENDED NOTICE OF HEARING

 

DATE:

Thursday, February 2, 2017

TIME:

8:30 AM

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 ADDED to the agenda: HB 322, HB 313, HB 603, HB 837, HB 216, HB 913, HB 467, HB 468, and HB 469

 

HB 1105

Status

RELATING TO EMERGENCY MEDICAL SERVICES.

Repeals the Emergency Medical Services Special Fund and deposits moneys from the fund's revenue sources into the general fund, and appropriates an equivalent amount of general funds for the Department of Health.

 

HLT, FIN

HB 1313

Status

RELATING TO HEALTH.

Appropriates funds for the purchase and operational costs of one ambulance unit for the Honolulu Emergency Medical Services division of the City and County of Honolulu Department of Emergency Services for use in Ewa Beach. Appropriates additional funds for rent and other associated costs for an emergency medical services station in Ewa Beach.

 

HLT, FIN

HB 1410

Status

RELATING TO EMERGENCY MEDICAL SERVICES.

Transfers the regulation of ambulance services from the DOH to the counties. Allocates a portion of the transient accommodations tax to the counties for ambulance regulation and operation. Effective 7/1/2017.

 

HLT, FIN

HB 1108

Status

RELATING TO PARKING FOR DISABLED PERSONS.

Limits the exemption from payment of parking meter fees to vehicles that display a distinguishing parking permit or decal issued to an applicant who presents a certificate of disability that verifies that the applicant is licensed to drive a motor vehicle and cannot reach or operate a parking meter because of a physical disability.

 

HLT/HUS, TRN, FIN

HB 1109

Status

RELATING TO PARKING FOR DISABLED PERSONS.

Clarifies the authority of law enforcement officers or commissioned volunteer enforcement officers to confiscate disability parking permits that are used unlawfully.

 

HLT/HUS, JUD

HB 1110

Status

RELATING TO TIER II FILING FEES FOR REPORTING OF HAZARDOUS SUBSTANCES.

Changes the Hawaii Emergency Planning and Community Right-To-Know Act, Tier II filing fee from $100 to $200 to provide needed preparedness resources to Local Area Planning Committees.

 

HLT, PBS, FIN

 

The following measure(s) were previously heard on January 31, 2017 at 8:30 AM. No public testimony will be accepted.

 

HB 322

Status

MAKING AN APPROPRIATION FOR EMERGENCY MEDICAL SERVICES.

Appropriates moneys to DOH for FY 2017-2018 to purchase an ambulance vehicle and for the costs of operating a 24-hour, 7-days-a-week, ambulance unit for the County of Kauai.

 

HLT, FIN

HB 313

Status

MAKING AN APPROPRIATION FOR EMERGENCY MEDICAL SERVICES.

Appropriates funds for one ambulance unit each for the County of Kauai and the County of Hawaii, including equipment, supplies, and personnel costs.

 

HLT, FIN

HB 603

Status

RELATING TO HEALTH.

Appropriates funds for 1 advanced life support ambulance to be based in Makalei on the island of Hawaii and to be used from 8:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m., and to include a vehicle, equipment, and personnel costs.

 

HLT, FIN

HB 837

Status

RELATING TO HEALTH.

Makes an appropriation for one advanced life support ambulance to be based in Puna on the island of Hawaii and to be used from 8:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m., and to include a vehicle, equipment, and personnel costs.

 

HLT, FIN

HB 216

Status

RELATING TO COMMUNITY PARAMEDIC SERVICES.

Implements the recommendations of the working group convened pursuant to House Concurrent Resolution No. 90, Regular Session of 2016, by establishing and appropriating funds for a three-year community paramedic services pilot program. Requires a report to the Legislature before the Regular Session of 2021.

 

HLT, FIN

HB 913

Status

RELATING TO MEDICAL COVERAGE FOR FIREFIGHTERS.

Improves access for firefighters to comprehensive medical coverage and service-connected disability retirement benefits for hazardous duty related diseases that are presumed to arise out of and in the course of employment.

 

HLT, LAB, FIN

HB 467

Status

RELATING TO COLLECTIVE BARGAINING IN PUBLIC EMPLOYMENT.

Creates 7 separate collective bargaining units for employees of the Hawaii Health Systems Corporation.

 

HLT, LAB, FIN

HB 468

Status

RELATING TO COLLECTIVE BARGAINING IN PUBLIC EMPLOYMENT.

Establishes collective bargaining unit (15) for employees with the Hawaii Health Systems Corporation.

 

HLT, LAB, FIN

HB 469

Status

RELATING TO THE HAWAII HEALTH SYSTEMS CORPORATION.

Authorizes the Hawaii health systems corporation to enter into a contract for the privatization of food services at Hawaii health systems corporation facilities.

 

HLT, LAB, FIN

 

DECISION MAKING TO FOLLOW

 

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

     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

 

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Rep. Della Au Belatti

Chair