HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

THE THIRTIETH LEGISLATURE

REGULAR SESSION OF 2020

 

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

 

AMENDED NOTICE OF HEARING

 

DATE:

Wednesday, February 5, 2020

TIME:

9:00 a.m.

PLACE:

Conference Room 329

State Capitol

415 South Beretania Street

 

A M E N D E D A G E N D A

 

The following measure(s) has been ADDED to the agenda: HB2420

 

 

HB 2317

Status

RELATING TO SECURITIES.

Protects vulnerable adults from financial exploitation in relation to securities.

 

HSH, CPC/JUD, FIN

HB 2220

Status

RELATING TO THE ELDERLY.

Establishes the offense of financial exploitation of an elder and provides enhanced penalties. Amends mandatory reporting requirements for suspected financial abuse of an elder. Requires DHS to share records with the appropriate county police departments or offices of the prosecuting attorney.

 

HSH, JUD

HB 2098

Status

RELATING TO HEALTH.

Requires the Department of Human Services to establish and implement a program for providing additional home- and community-based services to at-risk individuals with autism, intellectual disabilities, or developmental disabilities who meet certain criteria and who do not meet Medicaid's criteria for treatment at an intermediate care facility. Requires the department to seek a section 1115 waiver to amend the state Medicaid plan to cover home- and community-based services for individuals with autism, intellectual disabilities, or developmental disabilities. Appropriates funds.

 

HSH, CPC, FIN

HB 2117

Status

RELATING TO HOMELESSNESS.

Establishes a 3-year homeless employment grant program that provides homeless individuals with work opportunities and connects them with service providers. Requires the Department of Human Services to submit a report to the Legislature prior to the 2021 Regular Session. Appropriates funds.

 

HSH, JUD, FIN

HB 2141

Status

RELATING TO PARKING FOR DISABLED PERSONS.

Requires private businesses selling goods and services to the public, including retail malls and shopping centers, to provide a minimum of 6 per cent of its parking spaces for persons with disabilities. Imposes a penalty for failure to comply.

 

HSH, JUD, FIN

HB 2238

Status

RELATING TO FAMILY COURTS.

Requires that a child consult with legal counsel or with a parent, guardian, or legal custodian prior to any custodial interrogation and prior to waiving any rights against self-incrimination. Provides that statements obtained in violation of this section may be admissible if the information sought was narrowly tailored and reasonably necessary to address an imminent threat.

 

HSH, JUD, FIN

HB 2336

Status

RELATING TO REPORTS OF CHILD ABUSE.

Adds immunity from civil and criminal liability for individuals who provide information or assistance in child abuse investigations.

 

HSH, JUD, FIN

HB 2338

Status

RELATING TO CHILD CARE.

Clarifies the allowable relationships the caregiver must have to be considered related to a child in care; clarifies that a program that provides exclusively for a specialized training or skill development shall be for children who are eligible pupils in grades kindergarten through twelve in public or private schools; clarifies that minimum health and safety requirements or standards as required by federal law may be imposed on any of the groups in section 346-152, Hawaii Revised Statutes, that provide child care for a child whose family receives a child care subsidy from the department; clarifies that the burden of proof is upon the caregiver or facility to provide verification of meeting a declared exemption under section 346-152, Hawaii Revised Statutes; clarifies that the information that may be investigated by the department to determine violations of part VIII of chapter 346, Hawaii Revised Statutes, occurred or is occurring; clarifies that the department may file a petition for a search warrant with the district court; clarifies that a search warrant may be issued to the department and the appropriate law enforcement agency to conduct an investigation; and renumbers the exemptions to appear as they were prior to Act 276, Session Laws of Hawaii 2019.

 

HSH, CPC/JUD, FIN

HB 2466

Status

RELATING TO CAPITAL DISTRICT BUILDINGS.

Establishes a pilot project for child care facilities at capital district buildings with the first facility to be established at the state capitol. Appropriates funds.

 

HSH, LMG, FIN

HB 2680

Status

RELATING TO MENTAL HEALTH.

Restores the categories of "gravely disabled" and "obviously ill" to the criteria for involuntary hospitalization that were deleted by Act 221, SLH 2013. Increases the maximum period of emergency hospitalization from 48 hours to 72 hours.

 

HSH, JUD, FIN

HB 2707

Status

RELATING TO MENTAL HEALTH.

Establishes the behavioral health social worker scholarship program at UH, which requires recipients of the scholarship to commit to five years of service with DHS. Appropriates funds.

 

HSH, LHE, FIN

HB 2335

Status

RELATING TO OFFICE OF YOUTH SERVICES.

Permits individual vocational programs within the purview of the Office of Youth Services to engage in commercial enterprises, including the sale of goods and services, for self-sustainability purposes, for young adults only. Establishes the Office of Youth Services Revolving Fund. Appropriates funds.

 

HSH, FIN

HB 2337

Status

RELATING TO CHRONICALLY HOMELESS.

Amends the definition of "chronically homeless" to provide clarity and improve the delivery and development of homeless services.

 

HSH, FIN

HB 2420

Status

RELATING TO THE HAWAII CIVIL RIGHTS COMMISSION.

Clarifies the meaning of "program or activity receiving state financial assistance". Excludes cases within the scope of the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act from the jurisdiction of the Hawaii civil rights commission.

 

HSH, JUD, FIN

 

DECISION MAKING TO FOLLOW

 

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    The Committee(s) to which the comments are directed;

    The date and time of the hearing; and

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Rep. Joy A. San Buenaventura

Chair