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:

Thursday, March 15, 2018

TIME:

10:00 a.m.

PLACE:

Conference Room 329

State Capitol

415 South Beretania Street

 

A G E N D A

 

SB 2791, SD2

(SSCR2787)

Status

RELATING TO JUVENILE JUSTICE REFORM.

Establishes the Kawailoa Youth and Family Wellness Center within the Department of Human Services under the supervision of the Office of Youth Services and the Hawaii Youth Correctional Facilities. Changes the approach of juvenile justice to a more therapeutic model. Takes effect 7/1/2050. (SD2)

 

HHS, JUD, FIN

SB 2799, SD1

(SSCR2532)

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. (SD1)

 

HHS, CPC

SB 2658, SD1

(SSCR2736)

Status

MAKING AN APPROPRIATION FOR EMERGENCY MEDICAL SERVICES.

Appropriates funds for one ambulance unit each for the county of Kauai and the county of Hawaii, including equipment, supplies, and personnel costs. Effective 7/1/2050. (SD1)

 

HHS, FIN

SB 2276, SD1

(SSCR2911)

Status

RELATING TO CHILD WELFARE SERVICES.

Appropriates funds for the Department of Human Services to establish a five-year pilot program in the east Hawaii child welfare services section in Hawaii county that limits the number of children per child welfare services caseworker to no more than twenty. Appropriates funds for additional case managers and support staff for the pilot program. Effective 7/1/2050. (SD1)

 

HHS, FIN

SB 974, SD2

(SSCR669)

Status

RELATING TO PARKING FOR DISABLED PERSONS.

Limits the exemption from payment of parking meter fees to vehicles that display a distinguishing parking permit or decal issued to an applicant who presents a certificate of disability that verifies that the applicant is licensed to drive a motor vehicle and cannot reach or operate a parking meter because of a physical disability. Takes effect 7/1/2018. (SD2)

 

HHS, TRN, FIN

SB 2800, SD2

(SSCR2753)

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 for approved research purposes and establishes conditions under which those records may be disclosed with and without informed consent. Effective 1/1/2035. (SD2)

 

HHS, JUD

SB 1062, SD1

(SSCR621)

Status

RELATING TO PARENTAL RIGHTS.

Requires the family court to terminate parental rights if the court determines, by clear and convincing evidence, that the natural parent committed sexual assault of the other natural parent, the child was conceived as a result of the sexual assault by the parent, and termination of parental rights is in the best interests of the child, under certain conditions. Takes effect on 1/7/2059. (SD1)

 

HHS, JUD

SB 2398, SD2

(SSCR2914)

Status

RELATING TO THE SUPPLEMENTAL NUTRITION ASSISTANCE PROGRAM.

Requires the Department of Agriculture to create a local health food dollar-for-dollar matching program for beneficiaries of the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program. Establishes and appropriates funds into and out of the local health food incentive program special fund. Effective 7/1/2050. (SD2)

 

HHS, FIN

SB 2511, SD2

(SSCR2701)

Status

RELATING TO LANGUAGE ACCESS.

Appropriates moneys for the establishment of 2 full-time equivalent (2.0 FTE) permanent program specialist positions within the office of language access to assist state agencies and state-funded agencies in implementing the requirements of Hawaii's language access law. Effective 7/1/2050. (SD2)

 

HHS, FIN

 

 

 

 

DECISION MAKING TO FOLLOW

 

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     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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Rep. John M. Mizuno

Chair