HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

THE THIRTIETH LEGISLATURE

REGULAR SESSION OF 2019

 

COMMITTEE ON HUMAN SERVICES & HOMELESSNESS

Rep. Joy A. San Buenaventura, Chair

Rep. Nadine K. Nakamura, Vice Chair

 

Rep. Della Au Belatti

Rep. Calvin K.Y. Say

Rep. Bertrand Kobayashi

Rep. James Kunane Tokioka

Rep. John M. Mizuno

Rep. Gene Ward

 

NOTICE OF HEARING

 

DATE:

Wednesday, March 20, 2019

TIME:

8:45am

PLACE:

Conference Room 329

State Capitol

415 South Beretania Street

 

A G E N D A

 

SB 1227

(SSCR675)

Status

RELATING TO POVERTY.

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.

 

HSH, FIN

SB 470

(SSCR1066)

Status

RELATING TO HOMELESSNESS.

Extends the deadline for the department of human services to submit its report regarding the emergency homelessness assessment pilot program to twenty days prior to the convening of the regular session of 2020. Extends the expiration of the emergency homelessness assessment pilot program to June 30, 2020. Extends the deadline for the department of human services to submit its report regarding the medical respite pilot program to twenty days prior to the convening of the regular session of 2020. Extends the expiration of the medical respite pilot program to June 30, 2020. Takes effect 6/29/2019.

 

HSH, FIN

SB 231, SD1

(SSCR1102)

Status

RELATING TO THE YOUTH COMMISSION.

Establishes that the youth commission administrator shall administer the youth commission. Makes an appropriation to fund one full-time equivalent (1.0 FTE) permanent youth commission administrator position. Effective 7/1/2050. (SD1)

 

HSH, FIN

SB 330, SD1

(SSCR701)

Status

RELATING TO AN EARNED INCOME DISREGARD PROGRAM.

Requires the Department of Human Services to implement an earned income disregard program as an intermediate step to implementing a medicaid buy-in program. Requires reports to the legislature. Takes effect upon approval by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services. Effective 7/1/2050. (SD1)

 

HSH, FIN

SB 474, SD2

(SSCR1028)

Status

RELATING TO THE DEPARTMENT OF HUMAN SERVICES.

Appropriates funds for operating expenses of the Department of Human Services. Effective 7/1/2050. (SD2)

 

HSH, FIN

SB 526, SD2

(SSCR1029)

Status

RELATING TO HUMAN SERVICES.

Appropriates funds for the Department of Human Services to purchase, staff, and operate 2 mobile clinics to serve homeless persons; provided that 1 of the mobile clinics shall be allocated to the county of Hawaii. Requires matching funds. Effective 7/1/2050. (SD2)

 

HSH, FIN

SB 1232, SD1

(SSCR832)

Status

RELATING TO CHILD SAFETY.

Authorizes the Department of Human Services to disclose, upon consent, confirmed reports of child abuse or neglect to any parent or guardian of a child enrolled in an exempt or excluded child care facility. (SD1)

 

HSH, JUD

SB 1238, SD1

(SSCR153)

Status

RELATING TO ESTABLISHING THE EXECUTIVE OFFICE ON AGING ADMINISTRATIVE CLAIMING SPECIAL FUND.

Creates the Executive Office on Aging Administrative Claiming Special Fund to enhance the drawdown of federal funds. Appropriates funds. Effective 7/1/2050. (SB1238 SD1)

 

HSH, FIN

SB 1240, SD1

(SSCR825)

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. (SD1)

 

HSH, 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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PAPER: Eight copies (including an original) to Room 314 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 586-6530or 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. Joy A. San Buenaventura

Chair