HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

THE TWENTY-EIGHTH LEGISLATURE

REGULAR SESSION OF 2015

 

COMMITTEE ON HUMAN SERVICES

Rep. Dee Morikawa, Chair

Rep. Bertrand Kobayashi, Vice Chair

 

Rep. Della Au Belatti

Rep. Jo Jordan

Rep. Richard P. Creagan

Rep. Marcus R. Oshiro

Rep. Mark J. Hashem

Rep. Beth Fukumoto Chang

 

NOTICE OF HEARING

 

DATE:

Thursday, February 12, 2015

TIME:

10:00 a.m.

PLACE:

Conference Room 329

State Capitol

415 South Beretania Street

 

A G E N D A

 

HB 1400

Status

RELATING TO THE SUPPLEMENTAL NUTRITION ASSISTANCE PROGRAM.

Requires the Department of Human Services to develop a farmers market matching incentive program for beneficiaries of the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program.

 

HUS, FIN

HB 1347

Status

RELATING TO THE SUPPLEMENTAL NUTRITION ASSISTANCE PROGRAM.

Appropriates funds to the Department of Human Services to increase staff, improve systems, and contract for necessary services relating to the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program.

 

HUS, FIN

HB 1459

Status

RELATING TO HUMAN SERVICES.

Clarifies that the recovery of overissuances of supplemental nutrition assistance program assistance and for the recovery of all public assistance overpayments shall be made to the maximum extent allowable by federal regulations.

 

HUS, FIN

HB 1432

Status

RELATING TO THE INTERIM ASSISTANCE REIMBURSEMENT SPECIAL FUND.

Establishes the Interim Assistance Reimbursement Special Fund into which reimbursements received from the Social Security Administration will be deposited for state-funded financial assistance payments and programs to assist individuals to qualify for supplemental security income.

 

HUS, FIN

HB 855

Status

RELATING TO VOCATIONAL REHABILITATION SERVICES.

Clarifies that vocational rehabilitation providers are subject to penalties pursuant to section 386-97.5, HRS.

 

HUS, JUD

HB 1196

Status

RELATING TO HEALTH.

Requires an audit of contracts with DHS to provide QUEST expanded access QExA managed care plans to cover eligible individuals who are aged, blind, or disabled with regard to late payments to health care providers.

 

HUS, FIN

HB 779

Status

RELATING TO HUMAN SERVICES.

Requests the financial assistance advisory council to assist the department of human services in proposing recommendations to restructure the welfare payment system and report any findings to the legislature.

 

HUS, FIN

HB 1236

Status

RELATING TO PERSONS WITH DISABILITIES.

Establishes the department of human services medicaid buy-in program for workers with disabilities and appropriates funds for outreach and training relating to the program. Establishes and appropriates funds for a department of health medicaid buy-in pilot program to be effective from July 1, 2016, until June 30, 2018.

 

HUS, FIN

HB 1216

Status

RELATING TO CHILD VISITATION.

Deletes duplicative provision of awarding grandparents reasonable visitation rights. Adds as prerequisites to awarding visitation that the court find that awarding custody to grandparent is in the best interest of the child and that denial of reasonable grandparent visitation rights would cause actual or potential harm to the child. Clarifies procedures for awarding visitation.

 

HUS, JUD

 

 

 

 

DECISION MAKING TO FOLLOW

 

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

     The date and time of the hearing; and

     Measure number.

 

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Rep. Dee Morikawa

Chair