HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

THE THIRTIETH LEGISLATURE

REGULAR SESSION OF 2019

 

COMMITTEE ON FINANCE

Rep. Sylvia Luke, Chair

Rep. Ty J.K. Cullen, Vice Chair

 

Rep. Stacelynn K.M. Eli

Rep. Nadine K. Nakamura

Rep. Cedric Asuega Gates

Rep. Scott Y. Nishimoto

Rep. Troy N. Hashimoto

Rep. Chris Todd

Rep. Daniel Holt

Rep. Tina Wildberger

Rep. Lisa Kitagawa

Rep. Kyle T. Yamashita

Rep. Bertrand Kobayashi

Rep. Bob McDermott

Rep. Scot Z. Matayoshi

 

 

NOTICE OF HEARING

 

DATE:

Friday, March 29, 2019

TIME:

2:30 P.M.

PLACE:

Conference Room 308

State Capitol

415 South Beretania Street

 

A G E N D A # 2

 

SB 492, SD2, HD1

(HSCR1565)

Status

RELATING TO THE DEPARTMENT OF HUMAN SERVICES.

Requires the Office of the Auditor to conduct a performance audit of the Department of Human Services Disability Determination Branch. Appropriates funds. Effective 7/1/2050.

 

HSH, LMG, FIN

SB 1240, SD1, HD1

(HSCR1616)

Status

RELATING TO MEDICAID WAIVER.

Removes the sunset date of Act 21, Special Session Laws of Hawaii 2009, which requires the Department of Health to license home care agencies. Adds exception for Medicaid waiver provider agencies providing services to Medicaid waiver participants.

 

HSH, FIN

SB 50, SD2

(HSCR1645)

Status

RELATING TO HUMAN SERVICES.

Appropriates funds to the University of Hawaii for the Hawaii Nutrition Employment and Training Program. Effective 7/1/2050.

 

 

HSH, FIN

SB 1236, SD2, HD2

(HSCR1691)

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. Prohibits the unauthorized sale or purchase of disability parking placards and special license plates. Clarifies authority of enforcement officers to confiscate placards and special license plates for violations of requirements for manufacture, sale, purchase, or use. Allows advanced practice registered nurses to make a determination regarding a person's mobility.

 

HSH, JUD, FIN

SB 19, SD2

(HSCR1405)

Status

RELATING TO SURPLUS LINES.

Amends the calculation of surplus lines insurance premium tax to tax the entirety of the premium using the rate established by Hawaii statute regardless of location of risk. Effective 7/1/2050.

 

CPC, FIN

SB 76, SD2, HD1

(HSCR1509)

Status

RELATING TO TAXATION.

Establishes a non-refundable tax credit for the purchase of a personal emergency response system, under certain conditions. Applies to taxable years beginning after 12/31/2019. Effective 7/1/2050.

 

HLT, CPC, FIN

SB 366, SD2, HD1

(HSCR1521)

Status

RELATING TO HEALTH.

Appropriates funds to the Executive Office on Aging to fund the existing position of Alzheimer's Disease and Related Dementia Services Coordinator and to establish the new position of Program Specialist IV.

 

HLT, FIN

SB 768, SD1, HD2

(HSCR1663)

Status

RELATING TO ADOLESCENT MENTAL HEALTH SERVICES.

Permits certain minors to consent to treatment or counseling by a mental health professional. Requires, as part of the standard of care, the minor patient to be informed about confidentiality. Restricts disclosure of a minor's payment information for mental health treatment in certain circumstances.

 

HLT, CPC, FIN

SB 1246, SD2, HD1

(HSCR1686)

Status

RELATING TO TELEHEALTH.

Establishes goals for the adoption and proliferation of telehealth to increase health care access. Establishes the Strategic Telehealth Advisory Council and permanent full-time equivalent State Telehealth Coordinator position. Establishes the telehealth administrative simplification working group to research, make recommendations, and report to the legislature. Appropriates funds. Sunsets 1/1/2022.

 

HLT, FIN

SB 493, SD2, HD1

(HSCR1604)

Status

RELATING TO HEALTH CARE INSURANCE.

Prohibits a health care insurer from requiring an insured diagnosed with stage two cancer to undergo step therapy prior to covering the insured for the drug prescribed by the insured's health care provider, under certain conditions. Requires analysis and report by State Auditor to determine if federal ACA provisions or state sunrise analysis requirements have been triggered.

 

HLT, CPC, FIN

SB 1241, SD1

(HSCR1458)

Status

RELATING TO ENERGY DATA.

Permits the Department of Business, Economic Development, and Tourism to share energy data with the Department of Health for purposes of regulating greenhouse gas emissions.

 

EEP, FIN

SB 1526, SD1, HD1

(HSCR1390)

Status

RELATING TO CONSERVATION ENFORCEMENT.

Appropriates funds for one DLNRTip app administrator position, software upgrades, and app enhancements to improve the DLNRTip app.

 

WLH, FIN

SB 388, SD2, HD2

(HSCR1658)

Status

RELATING TO EDUCATION.

Requires DOE to provide specified assessments and evaluations, upon parent or guardian request, to vulnerable students exhibiting behavioral issues and to students who have been suspended for the purpose of providing appropriate services that allow the child to complete education. Lowers the threshold age for alternative or vocational schools from 16 to 14. Requires DOE to establish a task force.

 

LHE, JUD, FIN

SB 383, SD2, HD1

(HSCR1543)

Status

RELATING TO YOUTH SUICIDE PREVENTION.

Requires DOE to establish a mandatory youth suicide awareness and prevention training program and model risk referral protocol, based on existing materials created by DOH, for all public schools, including charter schools. Requires charter schools to provide the training program and risk referral protocol to all school personnel who work directly with students in department schools and charter schools, respectively.

 

LHE/HLT, FIN

SB 856, SD1, HD2

(HSCR1566)

Status

RELATING TO THE DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION.

Requires the Auditor to perform a financial and management audit of the Department of Education, Superintendent, Board of Education, and complex areas every three years. Appropriates funds.

 

LHE, LMG, 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 586-6200 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