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

 

 

NOTICE OF HEARING

 

DATE:

Wednesday, January 31, 2018

TIME:

9:30 a.m.

PLACE:

Conference Room 329

State Capitol

415 South Beretania Street

 

A G E N D A

 

HB 856

Status

RELATING TO HEALTH.

Establishes additional mandatory elements to Hawaii's existing sexuality health education law to include general knowledge about sexual abuse and sexual assault, and the prevention, identification, safety resources, and health resources for victims of sexual abuse and sexual assault.

 

HHS, JUD

HB 1716

Status

RELATING TO A YOUTH COMMISSION.

Establishes a youth 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. Appropriates funds.

 

HHS, FIN

HB 1923

Status

RELATING TO HUMAN SERVICES.

Requires operators of child care facilities, including family child care homes, group child care centers, and group child care homes, and infant and toddler child care centers that care for children less than 1 year of age to comply with additional requirements for safe sleep policies to prevent sudden unexpected infant deaths and sudden infant death syndrome in accordance with rules adopted by DHS.

 

HHS, CPC

HB 1764

Status

RELATING TO HEALTH.

Requires the Department of Health to consolidate all inspection and licensing activities for certain state-licensed or state-certified facilities into a single office. Requires employees performing surveys or inspections for licensing or certification to be trained and accredited to inspect and certify all facilities within the office's jurisdiction.

 

HHS, CPC, FIN

HB 1916

Status

RELATING TO HEALTH.

Requires the executive office on aging to annually update the state plan on Alzheimer's disease and related dementias. Appropriates funds.

 

HHS, FIN

HB 1921

Status

RELATING TO HEALTH.

Exempts gross receipts from the sale of diabetic supplies, medical oxygen, human blood and its derivatives, durable medical equipment, and mobility enhancing equipment from the general excise tax. Expands the scope of prosthetic devices exempted from the general excise tax to include devices worn on the body.

 

HHS, FIN

HB 1857

Status

RELATING TO GESTATIONAL SURROGACY.

Provides that gestational surrogacy is permitted only when a contract containing certain terms has been executed between a gestational surrogate and a commissioning couple.

 

HHS, CPC, JUD

 

 

 

 

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

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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