HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

THE TWENTY-NINTH LEGISLATURE

REGULAR SESSION OF 2018

 

COMMITTEE ON HEALTH & HUMAN SERVICES

Rep. John M. Mizuno, Chair

Rep. Bertrand Kobayashi, Vice Chair

 

Rep. Della Au Belatti

Rep. Andria P.L. Tupola

Rep. Lei R. Learmont

 

 

AMENDED NOTICE OF HEARING

 

DATE:

Wednesday, January 24, 2018

TIME:

10:00 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: HB 1650

 

 

HB 1705

Status

RELATING TO HEALTH COVERAGE FOR PORT-WINE STAINS.

Requires certain health insurers and plans to provide coverage beginning 1/1/2019 for treatment of port-wine stains.

 

HHS, CPC, FIN

HB 1650

Status

RELATING TO CHILD SAFETY.

 

Authorizes child abuse and neglect reports for incidents occurring in group child care homes or group child care centers to be disclosed to parents or guardians of children enrolled in the home or center at the time of the alleged abuse or neglect or to parents or guardians considering enrolling their children in the home or center. Authorizes the disclosure of a report involving a finding of a felony or misdemeanor to be disclosed to any person upon request.

 

 

HHS, JUD

HB 1638

Status

RELATING TO APPRENTICESHIPS.

Appropriates funds to continue and expand health care apprenticeship programs at UH community colleges.

 

HHS, HED, FIN

HB 1634

Status

RELATING TO NOISE LEVEL STANDARDS.

Requires the Department of Health to adopt rules regarding noise level standards for residential and commercial areas of the State, including the enforcement of these standards.

 

HHS, FIN

HB 1603

Status

RELATING TO HEALTH INSURANCE.

Requires health insurers, mutual benefit societies, and health maintenance organizations to provide health care coverage and benefits for a minimum of 6 months of inpatient and outpatient treatment for opioid dependence beginning after 12/31/2018.

 

HHS, CPC, FIN

HB 1636

Status

RELATING TO HEALTH.

Increases the license fee for wholesalers or dealers of cigarettes and tobacco products. Increases the taxes on cigarettes and tobacco products.

 

HHS, FIN

HB 1676

Status

RELATING TO EMERGENCY MEDICAL SERVICES.

Appropriates moneys to DOH for a 24 hours a day, 7 days a week ambulance unit for the County of Kauai.

 

HHS, FIN

HB 1616

Status

RELATING TO HEALTH.

Appropriates funds for 1 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.

 

HHS, FIN

HB 1718

Status

RELATING TO TAXATION.

 

Provides a nonrefundable tax credit for eligible taxpayers for child care costs for children up to four years of age.

 

 

HHS, FIN

HB 1703

Status

RELATING TO HEALTH.

Designates the month of September of each year as Suicide Prevention and Awareness Month.

 

HHS, FIN

HB 1711

Status

RELATING TO HEALTH.

Requires restaurants that sell children's meals that include a beverage for a single price to make the default beverage a healthy beverage.

 

HHS, CPC, FIN

HB 1717

Status

RELATING TO HEALTH.

 

Requires the Legislative Reference Bureau to conduct a study on the costs and effects in the State of implementing a single-payer health care system similar to that which is proposed in the federal Medicare for All Act of 2017. Appropriates funds to conduct the study.

 

 

HHS, CPC, 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.

 

While every effort will be made to incorporate all testimony received, materials received on the day of the hearing or improperly identified or directed, may be distributed to the Committee after the hearing.

 

Submit testimony in ONE of the following ways:

PAPER: 10 copies (including an original) to Room 403 in the State Capitol;

FAX: For testimony less than 5 pages in length, transmit to 808-586-6311 (Oahu) or 1-800-535-3859 (for Neighbor Islander without a computer to submit testimony through e-mail or the Web); or

WEB: For testimony less than 10MB in size, transmit from http://www.capitol.hawaii.gov/submittestimony.aspx.

 

Testimony submitted will be placed on the legislative website. This public posting of testimony on the website should be considered when including personal information in your testimony.

 

If you require special assistance or auxiliary aids and/or services to participate in the House public hearing process (i.e., sign or foreign language interpreter or wheelchair accessibility), please contact the Committee Clerk at 586-6050 or email your request for an interpreter to HouseInterpreter@Capitol.hawaii.gov at least 24 hours prior to the hearing for arrangements. Prompt requests submitted help to ensure the availability of qualified individuals and appropriate accommodations.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Rep. John M. Mizuno

Chair