THE SENATE

THE TWENTY-EIGHTH LEGISLATURE

REGULAR SESSION OF 2015

 

COMMITTEE ON COMMERCE AND CONSUMER PROTECTION

Senator Rosalyn H. Baker, Chair

Senator Brian T. Taniguchi, Vice Chair

 

NOTICE OF DECISION MAKING

 

 

DATE:

Wednesday, February 25, 2015

TIME:

9:45am

PLACE:

Conference Room 229

State Capitol

415 South Beretania Street

 

A G E N D A

 

The following measure(s) were previously heard by the Senate Committees on Health; Human Services and Housing and Public Safety, Intergovernmental and Military Affairs:

 

SB 722, SD1

      (SSCR191)

      Status & Testimony

RELATING TO LONG-TERM CARE INSURANCE.

Requires the 30-day termination notices for long-term care policies to be sent by certified mail or commercial delivery service instead of first-class mail.  Prohibits a policy from lapsing or being terminated earlier than 60 days after the date of mailing of the notice.  Takes effect on 1/1/2016.  (SD1)

 

HSH, CPN

SB 114

      (SSCR211)

      Status & Testimony

RELATING TO DENTISTRY.

Requires the continuing education program for dentists to include three hours of ethics training per year.

 

HTH, CPN

SB 735, SD1

      (SSCR213)

      Status & Testimony

RELATING TO NURSES.

Beginning with the July 1, 2017, licensing biennium, requires licensed registered nurses and licensed practical nurses to submit evidence of completed continuing competency requirements prior to the renewal of the license.  (SD1)

 

HTH, CPN

SB 805

      (SSCR66)

      Status & Testimony

RELATING TO HEALTH.

Removes the sunset provision from Act 255, Session Laws of Hawaii 2012, relating to the definitions of "the practice of nursing as a licensed practical nurse" and "the practice of nursing as a registered nurse".

 

HTH, CPN

SB 757, SD1

      (SSCR400)

      Status & Testimony

RELATING TO THE REGULATION OF ELECTRONIC SMOKING DEVICES.

Prohibits the use of electronic smoking devices in places where smoking is prohibited.  Updates signage requirements, with certain exceptions.  Takes effect on 9/1/2015.  (SD1)

 

HTH, CPN

SB 802, SD1

      (SSCR402)

      Status & Testimony

RELATING TO SMOKING.

Allows condominiums and cooperative housing corporations to adopt rules prohibiting smoking in units, common elements, or limited common elements.  Effective 7/1/2050.  (SD1)

 

HTH, CPN

SB 798, SD1

      (SSCR393)

      Status & Testimony

RELATING TO HEALTH.

Requires a pain medication agreement to be executed between a patient and any prescriber of a narcotic drug within the State for use as pain medication under certain conditions.  Requires the administrator of the narcotics enforcement division to develop and make available a template of a pain medication agreement for use in the State.  Specifies the contents of the template.  (SD1)

 

HTH/PSM, CPN

 

 

 

 

Decision making meeting only, no oral testimony will be accepted.  Persons wishing to offer testimony may do so 24 hours prior to the hearing.

 

Click here to submit testimony to the Senate Committee on Commerce and Consumer Protection. Testimony may be emailed if less than 5 pages in length, to the Committee at CPNTestimony@Capitol.hawaii.gov.  Please indicate the measure, date and time of the hearing. 

 

FOR AMENDED NOTICES:  Measures that have been deleted are stricken through and measures that have been added are underscored.  If a measure is both underscored and stricken through, that measure has been deleted from the agenda.

 

If you require auxiliary aids or services to participate in the public hearing process (i.e. ASL or foreign language interpreter, or wheelchair accessibility), please contact the committee clerk at least 24 hours prior to the hearing so that arrangements can be made.

 

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION, PLEASE CALL THE COMMITTEE CLERK AT (808)586-6070.

 

 

 

 

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Senator Rosalyn H. Baker

Chair