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, February 14, 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: HB2754

 

HB 2369

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 2372

Status

RELATING TO THE SUPERVISION OF LICENSED DENTAL HYGIENISTS IN A PUBLIC HEALTH SETTING.

Allows licensed dental hygienists to practice under the general or direct supervision of any licensed dentist providing dental services in a public health setting.

 

HHS, IAC/CPC

HB 2373

Status

RELATING TO THE SHARING OF VITAL STATISTICS RECORDS WITH DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH PROGRAM EMPLOYEES FOR APPROVED RESEARCH PURPOSES.

Authorizes the Department of Health to disclose public health statistics records internally within the Department of Health for approved research purposes. Permits the Department of Health to disclose information from a public health statistics record for the purpose of contacting persons identified in the record to request further information. If consent is obtained, additional information from the record may be disclosed. Information may also be disclosed when the Department's institutional review committee determines that obtaining consent is impracticable and the public health purpose outweighs the confidentiality interest in the record.

 

HHS, JUD

HB 2753

Status

RELATING TO HOMELESSNESS.

Establishes the Ohana Zone Pilot Program. Defines the intent of the pilot program, and sets preliminary milestones that shall be met by the Department of Human Services in establishing the pilot program. Appropriates funds.

 

HHS, FIN

HB 1926

Proposed HD1

Status

RELATING TO HUMAN SERVICES.

Proposed HD1: Requires the Department of Human Services to use an integrated and multigenerational approach to delivering human services to reduce the incidence of intergenerational poverty and dependence on public benefits

 

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 2754

Status

RELATING TO CRIMINAL TRESPASS.

Exempts the land where the houseless community of Puuhonua O Waianae currently exists from the offense of criminal trespass onto state lands. Requires the Department of the Attorney General to submit a report to the legislature prior to the 2019 and 2020 Regular Sessions.

 

HHS, JUD

HB 2540, HD1

(HSCR199-18)

Status

RELATING TO CESSPOOLS.

Requires the department of health to coordinate with each county water department to establish a low interest loan program for the upgrade or conversion of cesspools in each county to septic systems, aerobic treatment unit systems, for connection to an existing sewer system, or other wastewater treatment system approved by the department. (HB2540 HD1)

 

EEP, HHS, FIN

HB 2573, HD1

(HSCR173-18)

Status

RELATING TO CESSPOOLS.

Requires that the existence of any cesspool on real property be considered a material fact and be included in a seller's disclosure statement if disclosure of the existence of a cesspool on real property is determined to be mandatory. (HB2573 HD1)

 

EEP, HHS, FIN

HB 2612, HD1

(HSCR160-18)

Status

RELATING TO THE ENVIRONMENT.

Directs the University of Hawaii Water Resources Research Center, in cooperation and consultation with the Department of Health, to conduct a statewide study of sewage contamination in nearshore marine areas. Appropriates moneys. (HB2612 HD1)

 

EEP, HHS, FIN

HB 2626, HD1

(HSCR200-18)

Status

RELATING TO CESSPOOLS.

Requires the Department of Health to hire a third-party consultant to conduct a study on the issues relating to the upgrade or conversion of cesspools. Establishes the cesspool conversion working group to assist the third-party consultant on the study. (HB2626 HD1)

 

EEP, HHS, FIN

HB 2712, HD1

(HSCR267-18)

Status

RELATING TO UNDERGROUND STORAGE TANKS.

Requires, on or before 9/1/2018, that the Department of Health adopt rules for underground storage tanks and tank systems to conform with certain federal regulations and that include additional requirements for field-constructed underground storage tanks and tank systems. (HB2712 HD1)

 

EEP, HHS, FIN

HB 2732, HD1

(HSCR156-18)

Status

RELATING TO HEALTH.

Establishes a study group within the Department of Health to develop a pilot program to address contamination relating to waste-water, cesspools, and shore waters at Puako. (HB2732 HD1)

 

EEP, HHS, FIN

HB 2153

Status

RELATING TO HUMAN SERVICES.

Designates the month of April of each year as the Hawaii Child Abuse Awareness and Prevention Month.

 

HHS, FIN

HB 782

Status

RELATING TO HEALTH CARE.

Appropriates funds to improve the health care services related to cardiac care at Kona community hospital, including the construction of a hybrid catheterization lab and operating room and funding of cardiology staff positions to alleviate the lack of care.

 

HHS, FIN

HB 2677

Status

RELATING TO INTERPRETER SERVICES.

Appropriates moneys for interpreter services to be rendered during the Deaf and Blind Task Force's monthly meetings.

 

HHS, FIN

HB 2526

Status

RELATING TO HEALTH.

Authorizes a pharmacy to provide a customized patient medication package to any patient of an institutional facility or any member of the general public, subject to certain conditions. Effective 7/1/2018.

 

HHS, CPC

 

 

 

 

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