HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

THE TWENTY-NINTH LEGISLATURE

REGULAR SESSION OF 2018

 

COMMITTEE ON FINANCE

Rep. Sylvia Luke, Chair

Rep. Ty J.K. Cullen, Vice Chair

 

Rep. Romy M. Cachola

Rep. Nicole E. Lowen

Rep. Lynn DeCoite

Rep. Nadine K. Nakamura

Rep. Beth Fukumoto

Rep. Chris Todd

Rep. Cedric Asuega Gates

Rep. Kyle T. Yamashita

Rep. Daniel Holt

Rep. Andria P.L. Tupola

Rep. Jarrett Keohokalole

Rep. Gene Ward

Rep. Bertrand Kobayashi

 

 

NOTICE OF HEARING

 

DATE:

Tuesday, April 3, 2018

TIME:

1:30 P.M.

PLACE:

Conference Room 308

State Capitol

415 South Beretania Street

 

A G E N D A # 4

 

SB 2819, SD1

(HSCR1259-18)

Status

MAKING AN EMERGENCY APPROPRIATION TO THE DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC SAFETY.

Makes an emergency appropriation to provide funds for the Department of Public Safety to reimburse the Department of Human Services for specialty out-of-facility care and to pay the increased costs for pharmacy services. Effective 7/1/2050.

 

PBS, FIN

SB 2861, SD2, HD1

(HSCR1256-18)

Status

RELATING TO PUBLIC SAFETY.

Requires the Department of Public Safety to establish performance indicators. Requires annual reports of the established performance indicators, criminal offender treatment programs, and programs established pursuant to the Community Safety Act.

 

PBS, FIN

SB 2047, SD3, HD1

(HSCR1258-18)

Status

RELATING TO PUBLIC SAFETY.

Requires the Auditor to conduct a performance audit of the Department of Public Safety's mental health services to inmates and pre-trial detainees. Appropriates funds.

 

PBS, FIN

SB 80, SD2

(HSCR1243-18)

Status

RELATING TO TRANSPORTATION.

Makes an emergency appropriation to finance the relocation of transmission facilities for the "I Heart Radio" aerial. Effective 7/1/2050.

 

TRN, FIN

SB 2714, SD1

(HSCR1396-18)

Status

RELATING TO MOTOR VEHICLE WEIGHT TAX.

Excludes the weight of disability access modifications from the determination of net weight for non-commercial vehicles for purposes of levying the state and county motor vehicle weight tax. Effective 7/1/2050.

 

TRN, FIN

SB 2849, SD1, HD1

(HSCR1262-18)

Status

RELATING TO MOTOR VEHICLE REGISTRATION.

Classifies certain former military vehicles as special interest vehicles. Enables owners of former military vehicles to apply for registration with the Director of Finance of the county in which the former military vehicle resides. Makes conforming amendments.

 

TRN, FIN

SB 2511, SD2, HD1

(HSCR1240-18)

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.

 

HHS, FIN

SB 974, SD2, HD2

(HSCR1395-18)

Status

RELATING TO PARKING FOR DISABLED PERSONS.

Limits the exemption from parking fees to drivers with a disability who are unable to operate a parking meter or pay station because of the driver's disability and who display a distinguishing parking device, code, permit, or decal. Clarifies time limits applicable to the exemption.

 

HHS, TRN, FIN

SB 2199, SD1, HD1

(HSCR1317-18)

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

SB 2798, SD2, HD1

(HSCR1478-18)

Status

RELATING TO INTELLECTUAL AND DEVELOPMENTAL DISABILITIES MEDICAID WAIVER ADMINISTRATIVE CLAIMING SPECIAL FUND.

Creates the Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities Medicaid Waiver Administrative Claiming Special Fund into which federal moneys may be deposited from the Department of Health's participation in the waiver program. Appropriates funds to support individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities.

 

HHS, FIN

SB 2027, SD2, HD1

(HSCR1449-18)

Status

RELATING TO APPROPRIATIONS TO ADDRESS HOMELESSNESS.

Appropriates funds to the Department of Human Services for the Coordinated Statewide Homeless Initiative. Requires the Department to procure the services of a master contractor to manage subcontracts and expenditures for services provided through the initiative.

 

HHS/HSG, FIN

SB 2891, SD1, HD2

(HSCR1335-18)

Status

RELATING TO TELEHEALTH.

Requires the Department of Health to conduct a telehealth pilot project and publish an evaluation report on the pilot project outcomes. Exempts the pilot project from the State Procurement Code for a period of twelve months. Clarifies that the period of performance of all procurements made during this temporary exemption does not exceed the term of the pilot project.

 

HHS, CPC, FIN

SB 3104, SD2, HD2

(HSCR1453-18)

Status

RELATING TO PHARMACY BENEFIT MANAGERS.

Establishes requirements for pharmacy benefit managers and maximum allowable cost, including the ability of pharmacies to receive comprehensive maximum allowable cost lists and bring complaints within the purview of the Department of Commerce and Consumer Affairs, rather than the Department of Health. Requires pharmacy benefit managers to disclose where an equivalent drug can be obtained at or below the maximum allowable cost when a maximum allowable cost is upheld on appeal. Allows contracting pharmacies to reverse and rebill claims if the pharmacy benefit manager establishes a maximum allowable cost that is denied on appeal and is required to pay the difference to the contracting pharmacies. Preserves the prohibition of a contracting pharmacy from disclosing the maximum allowable cost list and related information to any third party.

 

HHS, CPC, 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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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 586-6200 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. Sylvia Luke

Chair