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, March 23, 2021

TIME:

9:00 AM

PLACE:

VIA VIDEOCONFERENCE

Conference Room 329

State Capitol

415 South Beretania Street

 

 

 

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A G E N D A

 

SB 1018, SD2

(SSCR601)

Status

RELATING TO EFFECTIVE GOVERNMENT OPERATIONS.

Requires the department of health to establish a reorganization pilot project to reorganize the department of health behavioral health services administration; environmental health administration; general administration, including the office of the director of health; and health resources administration. Effective 7/1/2050. (SD2)

 

HHH, FIN

SB 410, SD2

(SSCR721)

Status

RELATING TO ABUSE OF FAMILY OR HOUSEHOLD MEMBER.

Adds abuse of a family or household member to those felonies that qualify for repeat offender sentencing. Effective 5/6/2137. (SD2)

 

HHH, JHA

SB 1137, SD2

(SSCR903)

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. Effective 7/1/2050. (SD2)

 

HHH, FIN

SB 1138, SD2

(SSCR904)

Status

RELATING TO THE OFFICE OF HEALTHCARE ASSURANCE SPECIAL FUND.

Provides that the annual expenditure ceiling of the office of healthcare assurance special fund shall be established through the state budget process. Authorizes emergency spending beyond the established budget ceiling. Effective 7/1/2050. (SD2)

 

HHH, FIN

SB 1192, SD1

(SSCR625)

Status

RELATING TO THE ELECTRONIC PRESCRIPTION ACCOUNTABILITY SYSTEM.

Amends section 329-101(b) and (d), Hawaii Revised Statutes, to require that the dispensing of a pharmacist-prescribed opioid antagonist be reported to the State's Electronic Prescription Accountability System. (SD1)

 

HHH, CPC

SB 512, SD2

(HSCR978)

Status

RELATING TO SUPPLEMENTAL NUTRITION ASSISTANCE PROGRAM INCENTIVES.

Removes the $10 per visit per day cap on the dollar-for-dollar match received by supplemental nutrition assistance program beneficiaries under the Hawaii healthy food incentive program, also known as the double up food bucks program. Specifies that healthy proteins are eligible purchases under the program. Effective 7/1/2050. (SD2)

 

AGR, HHH, FIN

SB 1128, SD2

(SSCR850)

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. Takes effect 5/1/2029. (SD2)

 

HHH, FIN

SB 1150, SD1

(SSCR617)

Status

RELATING TO SKILLED NURSING FACILITY LICENSING.

Authorizes the Department of Health to recognize national accreditation or certification organizations. (SD1)

 

HHH, CPC

SB 1153, SD1

(SSCR882)

Status

MAKING AN EMERGENCY APPROPRIATION TO THE DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH FOR THE EMERGENCY MEDICAL SERVICES AND INJURY PREVENTION SYSTEM BRANCH.

Makes an emergency appropriation to provide funds for the state comprehensive emergency medical system for expenses related to collective bargaining and other current expenses. Effective 7/1/2050. (SD1)

 

HHH, FIN

SB 1144, SD2

(SSCR910)

Status

RELATING TO MARRIAGE LICENSE FEES.

Increases the marriage license application fee to support the Hawaii Birth Defects Program, modernization of the vital statistics system, and operating costs of marriage license agents. Amends remittances of the increased fee to various special funds and accounts in unspecified amounts. (SD2)

 

HHH, FIN

SB 280

(SSCR688)

Status

RELATING TO FAIR HOUSING REASONABLE ACCOMMODATIONS.

Codifies the administrative rule definition of "assistance animal". Clarifies the type of verification an individual may provide to substantiate a reasonable accommodation request for a specific assistance animal. Specifies that possession of a vest or other distinguishing animal garment, tag, or registration document commonly purchased online and purporting to identify an animal as a service animal or assistance animal does not constitute valid verification of a disability-related need for an assistance animal.

 

HHH, JHA

HCR 4 / HR 6 /

Status / Status

REQUESTING THE STATE AUDITOR, IN CONSULTATION WITH THE JOHN A. BURNS SCHOOL OF MEDICINE AT THE UNIVERSITY OF HAWAII AT MANOA, TO CONDUCT A STUDY ON THE CUMULATIVE HEALTH EFFECTS OF PERSISTENT URBAN NOISE IN HONOLULU.

 

 

HHH, CPC

HCR 7 / HR 8 /

Status / Status

URGING THE LEGISLATURE TO ADDRESS THE CONCERNS RAISED AT THE TWENTY-SEVENTH CHILDREN AND YOUTH SUMMIT AND ADVANCE PATHWAYS FOR THE BETTERMENT OF THE HOMELESS IN THE STATE.

 

 

HHH, JHA

HCR 11 / HR 12 /

Status / Status

REQUESTING THE HAWAII STATE COMMISSION ON THE STATUS OF WOMEN TO CONVENE A TASK FORCE TO STUDY MISSING AND MURDERED NATIVE HAWAIIAN WOMEN AND GIRLS.

 

 

HHH, JHA

HCR 51 / HR 40 /

Status / Status

REQUESTING THE DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION TO CONVENE A WORKING GROUP TO CREATE A MODEL STATEWIDE SCHOOL POLICY ON STUDENT SUICIDE PREVENTION, INTERVENTION, AND POSTVENTION IN GRADES K-12.

 

 

HHH, EDN

HCR 59 / HR 48 /

Status / Status

RECOGNIZING AND SUPPORTING ONGOING COLLABORATIVE EFFORTS TO IMPLEMENT A STATEWIDE STRATEGY TO ELIMINATE VIRAL HEPATITIS TYPES A, B, AND C IN HAWAII.

 

 

HHH, FIN

HCR 85

Status

REQUESTING THE LEGISLATIVE REFERENCE BUREAU TO CONDUCT A STUDY RELATING TO THE STATE'S AUTHORITY TO ALLOW COLLECTIVE NEGOTIATION BETWEEN PHYSICIANS AND HEALTH CARE INSURERS IN HAWAII TO RESTRAIN OR BALANCE THE MONOPSONISTIC MARKET POWER OF HEALTH CARE INSURERS OVER INDEPENDENT PHYSICIANS.

 

 

HHH, CPC

HCR 86

Status

REQUESTING THE AUDITOR, HAWAII EMPLOYER-UNION HEALTH BENEFITS TRUST FUND, AND MED-QUEST DIVISION TO PROVIDE INFORMATION TO THE LEGISLATURE REGARDING THE COSTS AND BENEFITS OF RELYING ON A SINGLE PROVIDER TO FULFILL PRESCRIPTION MEDICATION.

 

 

HHH, CPC

HCR 100 / HR 83 /

Status / Status

REQUESTING THE DEPARTMENT OF THE ATTORNEY GENERAL TO ESTABLISH A STATEWIDE PROGRAM TO ADDRESS THE NEEDS OF VICTIMS OF HUMAN TRAFFICKING AND THE COMMERCIAL SEXUAL EXPLOITATION OF CHILDREN.

 

 

HHH, FIN

HCR 132 / HR 112 /

Status / Status

REQUESTING THE DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH TO SUBMIT A REQUEST TO THE DRUG ENFORCEMENT ADMINISTRATION FOR AN EXCEPTION TO REGULATIONS AND A PETITION TO INITIATE PROCEEDINGS FOR FEDERAL RULEMAKING TO CLARIFY THAT THE STATE-AUTHORIZED USE OF MEDICAL CANNABIS DOES NOT VIOLATE THE FEDERAL CONTROLLED SUBSTANCES ACT.

 

 

HHH, JHA

HCR 148 / HR 124 /

Status / Status

REQUESTING THE DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH TO EXPLORE WAYS IT CAN EXERCISE OVERSIGHT OVER COMMUNITY HEALTH CENTERS AND OTHER MEDICAL SERVICE ENTITIES WHEN A DANGER TO THE COMMUNITY'S HEALTH EXISTS.

 

 

HHH, FIN

HCR 150 / HR 126 /

Status / Status

URGING THE DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE AND CONSUMER AFFAIRS TO AMEND TITLE 16, CHAPTER 89, OF THE HAWAII ADMINISTRATIVE RULES TO PROHIBIT REGISTERED NURSES FROM DELEGATING THE INTERPRETATION OF DIAGNOSTIC LABORATORY RESULTS TO UNLICENSED ASSISTIVE PERSONNEL.

 

 

HHH, CPC

HCR 162 / HR 138 /

Status / Status

REQUESTING THE DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH, VIA THE BEHAVIORAL RISK FACTOR SURVEILLANCE SYSTEM, AND THE DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION, VIA THE YOUTH RISK BEHAVIOR SURVEILLANCE SYSTEM, TO COLLECT INFORMATION ON THE SEX, SEXUAL ORIENTATION, AND GENDER IDENTITY AND GENDER EXPRESSION OF RESPONDENTS.

 

 

HHH, FIN

HCR 57 / HR 46 /

Status / Status

 

URGING THE HAWAII STATE COMMISSION ON THE STATUS OF WOMEN TO CONVENE AN INTER-GOVERNMENTAL FEMINIST ECONOMIC RECOVERY WORKING GROUP.

 

 

 

HHH, FIN

HCR 80 / HR 67 /

Status / Status

REQUESTING THE UNITED STATES FOOD AND DRUG ADMINISTRATION TO PROMOTE TRANSPARENCY AND ENFORCEMENT BY IMMEDIATELY PUBLISHING PREMARKET TOBACCO PRODUCT APPLICATIONS.

 

 

HHH, CPC

HR 57

Status

DESIGNATING SEPTEMBER AS NATIONAL SUICIDE PREVENTION AND ACTION MONTH.

 

 

HHH, JHA

 

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Rep. Ryan I. Yamane

Chair