HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

THE THIRTIETH LEGISLATURE

REGULAR SESSION OF 2019

 

COMMITTEE ON HEALTH

Rep. John M. Mizuno, Chair

Rep. Bertrand Kobayashi, Vice Chair

 

Rep. Della Au Belatti

Rep. Calvin K.Y. Say

Rep. Nadine K. Nakamura

Rep. James Kunane Tokioka

Rep. Joy A. San Buenaventura

Rep. Gene Ward

 

NOTICE OF HEARING

 

DATE:

Thursday, March 14, 2019

TIME:

9:00 am

PLACE:

Conference Room 329

State Capitol

415 South Beretania Street

 

A G E N D A

 

SB 887, SD2

(SSCR864)

Status

RELATING TO TOBACCO TAXES.

Increases the cigarette and tobacco tax on cigarettes and little cigars by five cents beginning July 1, 2020. Allocates excise tax revenue generated at the increased rate to specified health improvement purposes beginning July 1, 2020. Effective 7/1/2050. (SD2)

 

HLT, CPC, FIN

SB 1244, SD2

(SSCR1017)

Status

RELATING TO THE SALE OF TOBACCO PRODUCTS.

Clarifies that liability for illegally selling tobacco products and electronic smoking devices to persons under 21 is borne by the retail entity, entity that holds a retail tobacco permit, or entity registered to sell electronic smoking devices, as opposed to an employee. (SD2)

 

HLT, JUD

SB 530, SD2

(SSCR1067)

Status

RELATING TO THE GENERAL EXCISE TAX.

Exempts from the general excise tax gross receipts from the sale of mobility enhancing equipment, hearing aids, prosthetic devices, and prescription drugs sold pursuant to a doctor's prescription. Amends the definition of "prosthetic device" to include devices worn on the body. Applies to taxable years beginning after 12/31/2050. (SD2)

 

HLT, FIN

SB 281, SD1

(SSCR1025)

Status

RELATING TO THE DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH.

Appropriates funds to the Department of Health to maintain the current level of pre-hospital emergency medical services. Effective 7/1/2050. (SD1)

 

HLT, FIN

SB 225, SD1

(SSCR751)

Status

RELATING TO OCULARISTS.

Specifies that a certified ocularist, certified by a nationally recognized ocularistry certifying board, may perform duties within the scope of that certification. (SD1)

 

HLT, IAC/CPC, FIN

SB 1383

(SSCR680)

Status

RELATING TO THE BOARD OF HEALTH.

Abolishes the board of health.

 

HLT, JUD, FIN

SB 1465, SD2

(SSCR1098)

Status

RELATING TO TREATMENT INSURANCE BENEFITS.

Requires health insurance policies and plan contracts to cover certain expenses related to petitions and hearings for persons obtaining assisted community treatment. Effective 7/1/2050. (SD2)

 

HLT, CPC, FIN

SB 493, SD2

(SSCR702)

Status

RELATING TO HEALTH CARE INSURANCE.

Prohibits a health care insurer, mutual benefit society, or health maintenance organization from requiring an insured, subscriber, member, or enrollee diagnosed with stage two through stage four cancer to undergo step therapy prior to covering the insured for the drug prescribed by the insured's health care provider, under certain conditions. (SD2)

 

HLT, CPC

SB 251, SD1

(SSCR839)

Status

RELATING TO SPORTS MEDICINE.

Provides a limited exemption from state licensure requirements to out-of-state physicians who accompany a sports team to a specific sporting event in Hawaii or are invited to provide services at a national sport training center, event, or competition in Hawaii, if certain conditions are met. Requires out-of-state physicians to provide notice to the Hawaii medical board. Effective 7/1/2050. (SD1)

 

HLT, IAC/CPC

SB 541, SD1

(SSCR759)

Status

RELATING TO MEDICAL CANNABIS PRODUCTS.

Simplifies the list of manufactured cannabis products that may be manufactured and distributed by dispensaries. Updates transdermal patches to department-approved transdermal devices in section 329D-10, Hawaii Revised Statutes, thereby including non-patch devices that deliver through the dermis. (SD1)

 

HLT, CPC

SB 1121, SD2

(SSCR956)

Status

RELATING TO THE DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH.

Requires the Department of Health to establish a working group to examine and advise on amendments that can be made to the statutory description of the Department's powers, duties, functions, and responsibilities. Authorizes the working group to evaluate the health impact assessment tool. Appropriates funds to support the activities of the working group. Effective 7/1/2050. (SD2)

 

HLT, FIN

SB 567, SD2

(SSCR1147)

Status

RELATED TO MENTAL HEALTH TREATMENT.

Requires an individual to be examined upon commitment to a psychiatric facility for involuntary hospitalization, admission to a psychiatric facility for voluntary inpatient treatment, or transported for emergency examinations, to determine whether an assisted community plan is indicated and, if so, requires the department of the attorney general to assist with the petition for assisted community treatment and related court proceeding. Requires the department of health to convene a mental health emergencies task force. Effective 3/15/2094. (SD2)

 

HLT, JUD, FIN

SB 1410, SD2

Proposed HD1

Status

RELATING TO EMERGENCY SERVICES.

Proposed HD1: The Department of Health shall conduct a study of the State Comprehensive Emergency Medical Services System. Appropriate funds to expand the Kau Rural Health Clinic to improve access to urget care and outpatient behavioral health services.

Effective 7/1/2050. (SD2, HD1 PROPOSED)

HLT, FIN

 

Copies of the proposed HD1 are available in room 402 and on the Legislature's Web site: http://www.capitol.hawaii.gov.

 

 

 

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.

 

While every effort will be made to incorporate all testimony received, materials received on the day of the hearing or improperly identified or directed, may be distributed to the Committee after the hearing.

 

Submit testimony in ONE of the following ways:

PAPER: 10 copies (including an original) to Room 403 in the State Capitol;

FAX: For testimony less than 5 pages in length, transmit to 808-586-6311 (Oahu) or 1-800-535-3859 (for Neighbor Islander without a computer to submit testimony through e-mail or the Web); or

WEB: For testimony less than 20MB in size, transmit from http://www.capitol.hawaii.gov/submittestimony.aspx.

 

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