HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

THE TWENTY-NINTH LEGISLATURE

REGULAR SESSION OF 2018

 

COMMITTEE ON FINANCE

Rep. Sylvia Luke, Chair

Rep. Ty J.K. Cullen, Vice Chair

 

Rep. Romy M. Cachola

Rep. Nicole E. Lowen

Rep. Lynn DeCoite

Rep. Nadine K. Nakamura

Rep. Beth Fukumoto

Rep. Chris Todd

Rep. Cedric Asuega Gates

Rep. Kyle T. Yamashita

Rep. Daniel Holt

Rep. Andria P.L. Tupola

Rep. Jarrett Keohokalole

Rep. Gene Ward

Rep. Bertrand Kobayashi

 

 

NOTICE OF HEARING

 

DATE:

Friday, February 23, 2018

TIME:

11:00 A.M.

PLACE:

Conference Room 308

State Capitol

415 South Beretania Street

 

A G E N D A # 1

 

HB 2362, HD1

(HSCR618-18)

Status

RELATING TO ADMINISTRATIVE HEARING OFFICERS.

Exempts Administrative Appeals Hearing Officers in the Department of Human Services from civil service requirements.

 

 

HHS, LAB, FIN

HB 2369, HD1

(HSCR560-18)

Status

RELATING TO THE POLICY ADVISORY BOARD FOR ELDER AFFAIRS.

Decreases the number of members appointed to the Policy Advisory Board of Elder Affairs. Specifies that ex officio members are non-voting members. Revises the list of State agencies that provide representatives to serve as ex officio members.

 

HHS, FIN

HB 1802, HD1

(HSCR658-18)

Status

RELATING TO CESSPOOLS.

Amends the cesspool upgrade, conversion, or connection income tax credit pilot program by repealing the provision that restricts DOH from certifying more than two residential large capacity cesspools as qualified cesspools.

 

HHS, EEP, FIN

HB 2729, HD2

(HSCR747-18)

Status

RELATING TO CANNABIS FOR MEDICAL USE.

Amends the reciprocity program and adds a visiting patient certifying fee. Extends expiration of a written certification to 3 years for chronic conditions. Permits retesting of a failed batch of medical cannabis or products. Permits dispensary licensees to distribute devices that provide safe pulmonary administration. Increases the maximum allowable tetrahydro cannibinol limit for multi-pack cannabis products and single containers of oil.

 

HHS, JUD, FIN

HB 2742, HD1

(HSCR509-18)

Status

RELATING TO MEDICAL CANNABIS.

Establishes the Office of Medical Cannabis Control and Regulation in the Department of Health to administer cannabis patient registration and dispensary licensing and regulation. Extends civil service exemptions. Extends interim rulemaking authority. Appropriates moneys.

 

HHS, FIN

HB 2606, HD1

(HSCR562-18)

Status

RELATING TO TROPIC CARE.

Appropriates funds for the Tropic Care program of the United States Department of Defense to provide free medical care to individuals in rural areas.

 

HHS, FIN

HB 2271, HD2

(HSCR655-18)

Status

RELATING TO THE PRACTICE OF BEHAVIOR ANALYSIS.

Clarifies the provision of behavioral analysis services to students in public schools.

 

 

HHS, IAC, FIN

HB 1812, HD3

(HSCR753-18)

Status

RELATING TO HEALTH.

Authorizes a health care surrogate to be an authorized representative to assist a patient with a medicaid application and eligibility process and in communications with the Department of Human Services. Specifies the duties and obligations of the surrogate.

 

HHS, CPC, FIN

HB 2204, HD1

(HSCR679-18)

Status

RELATING TO HUMAN SERVICES.

Requires the Department of Human Services to establish a task force to develop a restructured welfare payment system. Re-establishes the exit and retention bonus program to encourage welfare recipients to transition back into the workforce. Appropriates funds.

 

HHS/LAB, FIN

HB 885, HD1

(HSCR704-18)

Status

RELATING TO DELAY IN PRIOR APPROVAL FOR MEDICAL SERVICES.

Prohibits health insurance preauthorization requirements that cause undue delay in receipt of medical treatment or services. Specifies that insurers, but not health care providers, are liable for civil damages caused by undue delays for preauthorization.

 

HHS, JUD, FIN

HB 2145, HD1

(HSCR439-18)

Status

RELATING TO MEDICATION SYNCHRONIZATION.

Requires health insurance and hospital and medical service plans that provide prescription drug benefits to apply prorated daily cost-sharing rates for prescriptions dispensed by pharmacies.

 

HHS, CPC, FIN

HB 2128, HD2

(HSCR752-18)

Status

RELATING TO VICTIMS OF SEXUAL VIOLENCE.

Requires that health insurance policies include coverage for clinical victim support services for victims of sexual violence and abuse who suffer from mental disorders. Defines "clinical victim support service" and "victim of sexual violence or abuse" for the purposes of insurance coverage.

 

HHS, CPC, FIN

HB 2169, HD1

(HSCR420-18)

Status

RELATING TO YOUTH SUICIDE PREVENTION.

Appropriates moneys for youth suicide early intervention, prevention, and education initiatives in Maui county.

 

HHS, FIN

HB 2738, HD1

(HSCR565-18)

Status

RELATING TO CHILDREN'S HEALTH CARE.

Creates a three-year pilot program to expand availability of health care services coverage for infants and children living in Hawaii. Appropriates funds.

 

HHS, FIN

HB 1911, HD2

(HSCR751-18)

Status

RELATING TO HEALTH.

Requires home care agencies to be licensed or certified. Authorizes the Department of Health to inspect home care agencies. Requires the Department of Health to establish a home care aid registry. Authorizes the Department of Health to establish procedures for the receipt, investigation, and resolution of complaints against home care agencies. Authorizes the Department of Health to enter a care facility when investigating a facility or home. Allows the Department of Health to establish a forum where state-licensed care facilities may post job vacancies. Imposes criminal penalty for the intentional operation of a community-based foster family home, adult foster family home, adult day care center, or home care agency without a license. Requires the Department of Health to establish a working group to discuss and provide feedback for the implementation of the job vacancy forum.

 

HHS, CPC, FIN

HB 2147, HD2

(HSCR745-18)

Status

RELATING TO HEALTH.

Establishes a pre-arrest diversion pilot project for individuals with mental health or substance abuse challenges who allegedly commit nonviolent, nonfelony offenses on state property. Appropriates funds.

 

HHS, JUD, FIN

HB 2280, HD2

(HSCR693-18)

Status

RELATING TO HEALTH.

Appropriates funds to the Department of Health to purchase electronic ankle monitoring bracelets, hand wands, lighting, and closed circuit television cameras for the Hawaii State Hospital. Authorizes the issuance of general obligation bonds to fund capital improvement projects at the Hawaii State Hospital to improve security.

 

HHS, PBS, 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. Sylvia Luke

Chair