HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

THE TWENTY-EIGHTH LEGISLATURE

REGULAR SESSION OF 2015

 

COMMITTEE ON HEALTH

Rep. Della Au Belatti, Chair

Rep. Richard P. Creagan, Vice Chair

 

Rep. Mele Carroll

Rep. Dee Morikawa

Rep. Mark J. Hashem

Rep. Marcus R. Oshiro

Rep. Jo Jordan

Rep. Beth Fukumoto Chang

Rep. Bertrand Kobayashi

Rep. Andria P.L. Tupola

 

NOTICE OF HEARING

 

DATE:

Friday, January 30, 2015

TIME:

10:10 a.m.

PLACE:

Conference Room 329

State Capitol

415 South Beretania Street

 

A G E N D A

 

HB 576

Status

RELATING TO THE STATE AFFORDABLE CARE ACT INNOVATION WAIVER.

Provides resources to develop a waiver from certain provisions of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act. Appropriates funds.

 

HLT, CPC, FIN

HB 581

Status

RELATING TO THE HOSPITAL SUSTAINABILITY PROGRAM.

Continues the Hospital Sustainability Program by extending its sunset date to June 30, 2016, updating the referral dates in the statute, and revising the funding amount for the Hospital Sustainability Program for fiscal year 2015-2016.

 

HLT, FIN

HB 582

Status

RELATING TO THE NURSING FACILITY SUSTAINABILITY PROGRAM.

Continues the Nursing Facility Sustainability Program for one year; appropriates funds out of the Nursing Facility Sustainability Program Special Fund for Fiscal Year 2015-2016.

 

HLT, FIN

HB 584

Status

RELATING TO VIOLENCE AGAINST HEALTH CARE PERSONNEL.

Amends the offense of assault in the second degree as it applies to medical professionals by expanding the types of medical services providers protected under this offense. Clarifies that assault in the second degree does not apply to patients receiving medical services outside of an emergency room.

 

HLT, JUD

HB 585

Status

RELATING TO THE REGULATION OF ELECTRONIC SMOKING DEVICES.

Prohibits the use of electronic smoking devices in places where smoking is prohibited. Updates signage requirements.

 

HLT, CPC, JUD

HB 586

Status

RELATING TO USE OF TOBACCO PRODUCTS AND E-CIGARETTES ON HAWAII HEALTH SYSTEMS CORPORATION PREMISES.

Prohibits the use of tobacco products and e-cigarettes on premises of the facilities operated by the Hawaii Health Systems Corporation. Requires the corporation to offer tobacco cessation programs to employees.

 

HLT, JUD

HB 525

Status

RELATING TO STATE PARKS.

Prohibits smoking and the use of tobacco, electronic smoking devices, or betel nut products within the state park system. Requires posting of signage. Includes definitions.

 

HLT, WAL, JUD

HB 34

Status

RELATED TO SMOKING.

Allows condominiums and cooperative housing corporations to adopt rules to prohibit smoking in units, common elements, or limited common elements.

 

HLT, CPC

HB 31

Status

RELATING TO MEDICAL MARIJUANA.

Voids any provision that discriminates against a person who holds a valid medical marijuana certificate and resides in an apartment or unit of a condominium property regime, condominium, or planned community association, unless the association documents prohibit smoking tobacco and the medical marijuana is used by means of smoking.

 

HLT, CPC, JUD

 

DECISION MAKING TO FOLLOW

 

Persons wishing to offer comments should submit testimony at least 24 hours prior to the hearing. Testimony should indicate:

     Testifier's name with position/title and organization;

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

     The date and time of the hearing; and

     Measure number.

 

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Rep. Della Au Belatti

Chair