HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

THE TWENTY-SIXTH LEGISLATURE

REGULAR SESSION OF 2012

 

COMMITTEE ON HUMAN SERVICES

Rep. John M. Mizuno, Chair

Rep. Jo Jordan, Vice Chair

 

Rep. Della Au Belatti

Rep. Jessica Wooley

Rep. Faye P. Hanohano

Rep. Ryan I. Yamane

Rep. Chris Lee

Rep. Corinne W.L. Ching

Rep. Dee Morikawa

Rep. Kymberly Marcos Pine

 

AMENDED NOTICE OF HEARING

 

DATE:

Monday, February 06, 2012

TIME:

8:30am

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 HAS BEEN DELETED: HB2546

 

 

HB 2200

Status

RELATING TO HUMAN SERVICES.

Appropriates funds to the department of human services to match federal funds allocated to the State for medicaid benefits dedicated to adult vision services.

 

HUS, FIN

HB 2286

Status

RELATING TO THE SUPPLEMENTAL NUTRITION ASSISTANCE PROGRAM.

Appropriates funds to the department of human services to respond to the United States Department of Agriculture's mandate to amend supplemental nutrition assistance program eligibility requirements.

 

HUS, FIN

HB 2415

Status

RELATING TO MEDICAID.

Requires certain medicaid recipients to pay a copayment for prescription drugs covered under the recipients' medicaid benefits in accordance with a system developed by the Department of Human Services. Requires the Department of Human Services to seek the approval of the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services prior to the establishment and implementation of such a system.

 

HUS, FIN

HB 2467

Status

RELATING TO CHILD ABUSE.

To provide greater protection to our children, this bill amends the offense of promoting child abuse in the second degree to include the possession of particularly violent or egregious child pornography.

 

HUS, JUD

HB 2472

Status

RELATING TO SEXUAL IMAGES PRODUCED BY MINORS.

Prohibits adults from soliciting minors to electronically transmit nude images of minors; prohibits minors from electronically transmitting nude images of themselves or other minors, or soliciting other minors to do so; prohibits persons from possessing a nude image transmitted by a minor; and makes it an affirmative defense that the recipient made reasonable efforts to destroy the transmitted nude image.

 

HUS, JUD

HB 2534

Status

RELATING TO DEATH BENEFITS.

Makes permanent the decreased funeral benefit for medical and financial assistance recipients, establishes that the Department of Human Services may bear the cost for crematory and mortuary services for unclaimed dead human bodies and that the Department of Human Services may approve a determination that a dead human body is unclaimed.

 

HUS, FIN

HB 2546

Status

MAKING AN EMERGENCY APPROPRIATION TO THE DEPARTMENT OF HUMAN SERVICES FOR HEALTH CARE PAYMENTS.

Makes an emergency appropriation from the general revenues of the State of Hawaii for fiscal year 2011-2012 to address the budget shortfall in for the health care payments program (HMS 401) in the Department of Human Services. Effective upon approval.

 

HUS, FIN

HB 2676

Status

RELATING TO HUMAN SERVICES.

Appropriates funds for DHS to restore staff positions on Maui, Lanai, and Molokai that were eliminated during the 2010-2011 fiscal year. Effective 7/1/12.

 

HUS, FIN

HB 2685

Status

RELATING TO HUMAN SERVICES.

Raises the asset limit for public assistance programs from $5,000 to $10,000.

 

HUS, FIN

HB 2843

Status

RELATING TO THE EMERGENCY AND BUDGET RESERVE FUND.

Appropriates moneys from the emergency and budget reserve fund to DHS for child abuse and neglect social services. Effective 07/01/2012.

 

HUS, FIN

 

 

 

 

DECISION MAKING TO FOLLOW

 

Persons wishing to offer comments should submit testimony at least 24 hours prior to the hearing with a transmittal cover indicating:

     Testifier's name with position/title and organization;

     The Committee the comments are directed to;

     The date and time of the hearing;

     Measure number; and

     The number of copies the Committee is requesting.

 

While every effort will be made to copy, organize, and collate all testimony received, materials received on the day of the hearing or improperly identified or directed to the incorrect office, may be distributed to the Committee after the hearing.

 

Submit testimony in ONE of the following ways:

PAPER: Five copies (including an original) to Room 323 in the State Capitol;

FAX: For comments less than 5 pages in length, transmit to 586-6051 (for Oahu) or 1-800-535-3859 (for Neighbor Islanders without a computer to submit testimony through e-mail or the Web);

EMAIL: For comments less than 5 pages in length, transmit to [email protected] ; or

WEB: For comments less than 4MB in size, transmit from the Web page at http://www.capitol.hawaii.gov/submittestimony.aspx.

 

Testimony submitted will be placed on the Legislative Web site after the hearing adjourns. This public posting of testimony on the Web site 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 [email protected] 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