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:

Friday, February 2, 2018

TIME:

8:30 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: HB2150

 

HB 2362

Status

RELATING TO ADMINISTRATIVE HEARING OFFICERS.

Exempts from civil service positions known as Administrative Appeals Hearing Officer in the Department of Human Services.

 

HHS, LAB, FIN

HB 2364

Status

RELATING TO JUVENILE JUSTICE REFORM.

Amends chapter 352 and chapter 352D, Hawaii Revised Statutes, to establish the Kawailoa Youth and Family Wellness Center, and transforms the approach of juvenile justice to a therapeutic model.

 

HHS, JUD, FIN

HB 2530

Proposed HD1

Status

RELATING TO CHILD CARE.

Proposed HD1: Extends the implementation and enforcement dates of Act 161, Session Laws of Hawaii 2017, until July 1, 2019. Requires the Department of Human Services to submit a report to the Legislature prior to the 2019 Regular Session.

 

Copies of the proposed HD1 are available in room 439

 

HHS, CPC, JUD

HB 694

Proposed HD1

Status

RELATING TO HEALTH.

Proposed HD1: Establishes the Health Analytics Program in the Med-QUEST Division of the Department of Human Services and authorizes the Department of Human Services to maintain an all-payers medical claims data base. 

 

Copies of the proposed HD1 are available in room 439.

 

 

HHS, FIN

HB 2524

Status

RELATING TO IN VITRO FERTILIZATION INSURANCE COVERAGE.

Removes discriminatory requirements for mandatory insurance coverage of in vitro fertilization procedures to create parity of coverage for same-sex couples, unmarried women, and male-female couples for whom male infertility is the relevant factor.

 

HHS, CPC, FIN

HB 2669

Status

RELATING TO CANCER PATIENTS.

Requires insurance coverage for oocyte and sperm cryopreservation procedures to preserve the fertility of adults diagnosed with cancer who have not yet started cancer treatment.

 

HHS, CPC, FIN

HB 2146

Status

RELATING TO INSURANCE.

Authorizes the State to apply for and implement a waiver from certain provisions of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act of 2010, as amended.

 

HHS, CPC, FIN

HB 2149

Status

RELATING TO DENTISTRY.

Amends the ethics training requirement for dentists in the continuing education program to be six hours of ethics training within the previous two years.

 

HHS, IAC, CPC

HB 2492

Status

RELATING TO CHAPTER 245, HAWAII REVISED STATUTES.

Makes unlawful shipment of tobacco products to anyone other than a licensee. Includes e-liquid within the definition of "tobacco products", as used in the cigarette tax and tobacco tax law, thereby making all provisions of the cigarette tax and tobacco tax law that relate to tobacco products applicable to e-liquid as well. Increases the license fee for wholesalers or dealers and the retail tobacco permit fee.

 

HHS, CPC, FIN

HB 1802

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 2022

Status

RELATING TO CHILD SUPPORT.

Requires certain amounts of child support moneys collected by the Department of Human Services (DHS) for public assistance of a child to pass through to the family receiving the public assistance. Requires DHS to disregard passed through child support payments when determining the needs of an applicant for or recipient of public assistance.

 

HHS, JUD, FIN

HB 2150

Status

RELATING TO AGING.

Broadens the scope of the Long-Term Care Ombudsman. Transfers the Long-Term Care Ombudsman from the Executive Office on Aging to the State Health Planning and Development Agency.

 

HHS, CPC, FIN

HB 2279

Status

RELATING TO HEALTH.

Establishes and amends provisions relating to the care of the elderly and disabled in state-licensed care facilities.

 

HHS, CPC, FIN

HB 2280

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

The following bill(s) is for decision-making purposes only to insert substantive provisions into the short form bill. A public hearing will be scheduled at a later date, at which time testimony will be accepted.

 

 

 

 

HB 1812

Status

RELATING TO HEALTH.

Short form bill relating to health.

 

HHS

 

 

 

 

 

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 20MB 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