HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

THE THIRTY-FIRST LEGISLATURE

REGULAR SESSION OF 2021

 

COMMITTEE ON HEALTH, HUMAN SERVICES, & HOMELESSNESS

Rep. Ryan I. Yamane, Chair

Rep. Adrian K. Tam, Vice Chair

 

Rep. Cedric Asuega Gates

Rep. Matthew S. LoPresti

Rep. Sharon E. Har

Rep. Scott Y. Nishimoto

Rep. Jeanne Kapela

Rep. Gene Ward

 

 

NOTICE OF HEARING

 

DATE:

Tuesday, February 16, 2021

TIME:

10:00 AM

PLACE:

VIA VIDEOCONFERENCE

Conference Room 329

State Capitol

415 South Beretania Street

 

 

 

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A G E N D A

 

HB 869

Status

RELATING TO SPECIAL PURPOSE REVENUE BONDS TO ASSIST LUANA KAI A LIFE PLAN COMMUNITY.

Authorizes the issuance of special purpose revenue bonds to assist Luana Kai A Life Plan Community with the planning, design, construction, equipping, and operating of facilities for health-related services.

 

HHH, FIN

HB 980

Status

RELATING TO ADULT PROTECTIVE SERVICES.

Broadens the Department of Human Services employees' right of entry into a vulnerable adult's premises from physical abuse to abuses as defined in HRS section 346-222, Hawaii Revised Statutes.

 

HHH, JHA

HB 983

Status

RELATING TO THE SPOUSE AND CHILD ABUSE SPECIAL FUND.

Amends the spouse and child abuse special fund to allow up to $5,000,000 of federal reimbursements received from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Administration for Children and Families, in the year following the fiscal year in which Family First Prevention Services funds and the Title IV-E funds were expended to be deposited and retained.

 

HHH, FIN

HB 975

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.

 

HHH, JHA

HB 984

Status

RELATING TO THE OFFICE OF HEALTHCARE ASSURANCE SPECIAL FUND.

Increase ceiling of the Office of Healthcare Assurance Special Fund to meet expanding program needs and diminish dependence on the general fund.

 

HHH, FIN

HB 990

Status

RELATING TO MARRIAGE LICENSE FEES.

Amends the marriage license statute to support the Hawaii Birth Defects Program, modernization of the vital statistics system, and operating costs of marriage license agents.

 

HHH, FIN

HB 991

Status

RELATING TO THE DISCLOSURE OF VITAL STATISTICS RECORDS.

Amends and repeals sections in chapter 338, Hawaii Revised Statutes, to allow the Department of Health to disclose vital statistics records for public health and law enforcement purposes. Updates eligibility requirements for access to confidential vital records.

 

HHH, JHA

HB 1281

Status

RELATING TO EMERGENCY MEDICAL SERVICES.

Transfers certain duties, functions, and powers relating to emergency medical services for the island of Oahu from the department of health to the city and county of Honolulu. Appropriates general funds to the city and county of Honolulu for emergency medical services for fiscal year 2021-2022. Appropriates half of the moneys in the emergency medical services special fund to the city and county of Honolulu for emergency medical services for fiscal years 2021-2022 to 2022-2023.

 

HHH, FIN

HB 1283

Status

RELATING TO HEALTH.

Requires the employers of first responders to develop and provide dementia training to first responders. Effective 12/31/2021.

 

HHH, FIN

 

DECISION MAKING TO FOLLOW

 

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Rep. Ryan I. Yamane

Chair