HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

THE TWENTY-NINTH LEGISLATURE

REGULAR SESSION OF 2017

 

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

 

 

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

 

 

NOTICE OF HEARING

 

DATE:

Friday, March 17, 2017

TIME:

9:30 A.M.

PLACE:

Conference Room 329

State Capitol

415 South Beretania Street

 

A G E N D A

 

SB 533, SD1

(SSCR897)

Status

MAKING AN APPROPRIATION FOR THE AGING AND DISABILITY RESOURCE CENTER.

Makes an appropriation for the aging and disability resource center. Effective 7/1/2050. (SB533 SD1)

 

HUS/HLT, FIN

SB 530, SD2

(SSCR817)

Status

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

Appropriates $150,000 to the office of the long-term care ombudsman to support the long-term care ombudsman on Oahu by establishing a program specialist position and provide funds for contracted services through the office of the long-term care ombudsman in the counties of Hawaii, Kauai, and Maui. Effective 7/1/2050. (SD2)

 

HUS/HLT, FIN

SB 397, SD1

(SSCR818)

Status

RELATING TO THE HOSPITAL SUSTAINABILITY PROGRAM.

Extends the Hospital Sustainability Program for two years. Appropriates funds out of the Hospital Sustainability Program Special Fund for fiscal years 2017-2018 and 2018-2019. (SD1)

 

HUS/HLT, FIN

SB 347, SD1

(SSCR816)

Status

RELATING TO MOBILE CLINICS.

Appropriates funds for establishing, staffing, and operating two mobile clinics to serve the homeless population. Effective 7/1/2050. (SD1)

 

HUS/HLT, FIN

SB 308, SD1

(SSCR757)

Status

RELATING TO LONG-TERM CARE FACILITIES.

Provides for an annual inflationary adjustment in the methodology used to reimburse facilities for the long-term care of medicaid recipients. Appropriates funds for the inflationary adjustment for fiscal years 2017-2018 and 2018-2019. Effective 7/1/2050. (SD1)

 

HUS/HLT, FIN

SB 285, SD2

(SSCR819)

Status

RELATING TO THE NURSING FACILITY SUSTAINABILITY PROGRAM.

Continues the nursing facility sustainability program for two years. Appropriates funds out of the nursing facility sustainability program special fund for fiscal years 2017-2018 and 2018-2019. (SD1)

 

HUS/HLT, FIN

SB 2, SD2

(SSCR759)

Status

RELATING TO HOMELESSNESS.

Requires the auditor to conduct a study to assess the impact of using medicaid funds to provide coverage for the treatment for homelessness. Requires the auditor to submit a report to the legislature. Makes an appropriation. Effective 7/1/2050. (SD2)

 

HUS, FIN

SB 519, SD2

(SSCR670)

Status

RELATING TO DOMESTIC VIOLENCE.

Specifies that citizen complaints against a police officer that involve allegations of domestic violence against a family or household member on the part of the police officer shall not be required to be in writing or sworn to by the complainant. Takes effect on 1/7/2059. (SD2)

 

HUS, JUD

SB 534, SD2

(SSCR839)

Status

RELATING TO KUPUNA CARE.

Requires the executive office on aging to establish the kupuna caregivers program to assist community members in obtaining care for elders while remaining in the workforce. Makes establishment of the kupuna care program mandatory rather than discretionary. Clarifies the kupuna service and support options provided by area agencies on aging within the kupuna care program. Appropriates funds for establishing and implementing the kupuna caregivers program. Effective 7/1/2050. (SD2)

 

HUS, FIN

SB 27, SD1

(SSCR655)

Status

MAKING AN APPROPRIATION TO RESTORE BASIC ADULT DENTAL BENEFITS TO MEDICAID ENROLLEES.

Makes an appropriation to the department of human services to restore basic adult dental benefits to Medicaid enrollees. Requires the department of human services to obtain the maximum federal matching funds available for this expenditure. Effective 7/1/2050. (SD1)

 

HUS, FIN

SB 422, SD1

(SSCR645)

Status

RELATING TO CHILD VISITATION.

Adds as prerequisites to awarding grandparents visitation that the court also find that awarding custody to a grandparent is in the best interest of the child and that denial of reasonable grandparent visitation rights would cause significant harm to the child. Clarifies procedures for an order awarding reasonable visitation rights to grandparents and that a violation of the terms and conditions of such an order is subject to sanctions or contempt of court. Takes effect on 1/7/2059. (SD1)

 

HUS, JUD

 

 

 

 

DECISION MAKING TO FOLLOW

 

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Rep. Della Au Belatti

Chair

 

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Rep. Dee Morikawa

Chair