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:

Tuesday, February 13, 2018

TIME:

10:15 a.m.

PLACE:

Conference Room 329

State Capitol

415 South Beretania Street

 

A G E N D A

 

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 2738

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 2155

Status

RELATING TO EDUCATION.

Creates and appropriates funds for Erin's Law Task Force to review policies, programs, and curricula for educating public school students about sexual abuse and sex trafficking prevention, and report recommendations for the establishment of a program to educate public school children on sexual abuse prevention through age appropriate curricula. Appropriation.

 

HHS, FIN

HB 2606

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 2507, HD1

(HSCR93-18)

Status

RELATING TO PRESCHOOLS.

Makes housekeeping amendments to remove preschools from the Superintendent's scope of authority and to clarify that the Executive Office on Early Learning Director may authorize preschool personnel access to a student's immunization registry information. (HB2507 HD1)

 

EDN, HHS, FIN

HB 2231

Status

RELATING TO INCOME TAX CREDIT.

Provides an income tax credit to a taxpayer who purchases or modifies a personal vehicle for use by a person with a disability. Applies to taxable years beginning after December 31, 2018.

 

HHS, FIN

HB 538

Proposed HD1

Status

RELATING TO HEALTH.

Proposed HD1: Intellectural and Developmental Disabilities Medicaid Waiver Administrative Claiming Special Fund.

 

Copies of the proposed HD1 are available in room 439 and on the Legislature's Web site: http://www.capitol.hawaii.gov.

 

 

HHS, FIN

HB 2741

Status

RELATING TO MEDICAL CANNABIS.

Establishes the medical cannabis insurance reimbursement working group to address the complexities surrounding the topic of making medical cannabis reimbursable by health insurance.

 

HHS, CPC

HB 2012, HD1

(HSCR140-18)

Status

RELATING TO THE TRANSIENT ACCOMMODATIONS TAX.

Allocates funds from transient accommodations tax revenues to the Hawaii Tourism Authority (HTA) to implement initiatives, in conjunction with the Hawaii Lodging and Tourism Association, to address homelessness in tourist and resort areas. Requires HTA to report to the Legislature. (HB2012 HD1)

 

TOU, HHS, 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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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