Tuesday, January 29, 2008

Bills of interest for Wednesday, January 30th


Committee on Health, Room 329, 8:00 a.m.

HB2413 RELATING TO INCOME TAXATION. Allows an income tax credit to physicians practicing in medically underserved areas for a portion of the amount of medical malpractice premiums. (Green)

HB2529 RELATING TO FOOD SAFETY. Establishes state policies on dealing with tainted foods that are processed for consumption by humans and pet animals. (Mizuno)

HB2283 RELATING TO TATTOO ARTISTS. Allows department of health to issue temporary 14-calendar-day certificates of registration to tattoo artists for educational, trade show, or product demonstration purposes only. (Mizuno)

Committee on Agriculture/Committee on Water, Land, Ocean Resources & Hawaiian Affairs, Room 325, 8:30 a.m.

HB2292 RELATING TO AGRICULTURE. Enables the agribusiness development corporation to contract with banks to provide lease management services. Allows corporation to lease agricultural lands for up to 55 years. Authorizes the corporation to purchase agricultural lands owned by the Galbraith Estate. (M. Oshiro)

HB2451 RELATING TO AGRICULTURE. Directs the college of tropical agriculture and human resources of the University of Hawaii in consultation with native Hawaiian organizations and taro farmers, to establish a taro farming education and training program. (Tsuji)

HB2453 RELATING TO TARO. Appropriates funds for a taro farming grant program to assist taro farmers in need to help preserve the cultural legacy of taro farming for future generations. (Tsuji)

Committee on Transportation/Committee on Economic Development & Business Concerns, Room 309, 8:30 a.m.

HB2406 RELATING TO SCHOOL BUSES. Requires large school buses to have an operable seat belt assembly at all designated seating positions and seat backs that are a minimum height by 1/1/11, in order to pass inspection. (Lee)

Committee on Transportation, Room 309, 9:00 a.m.

HB3377 RELATING TO HIGHWAY SAFETY. Requires installation of ignition interlock device on a vehicle of a person arrested for driving under the influence that prevents the person from starting or operating a motor vehicle with more than a minimal alcohol concentration while their case in pending and while their license in revoked pursuant to chapter 291E HRS. (Har)

Committee on Health/Committee on Human Services & Housing, Room 329, 10:45 a.m.

HB2447 RELATING TO PSYCHOTROPIC MEDICATION. Improves access to psychotropic medication for all participants in Medicaid medical plans. (Mizuno)

Committee on Transportation, Room 309, 11:00 a.m.

INFORMATIONAL BRIEFING – Honolulu High-Capacity Transit Corridor project – update on the progress of the Honolulu fixed guideway transit system.

Committee on Education, Room 309, 2:00 p.m.

HB2494 RELATING TO SCHOOL SPORTS CONCUSSIONS. Requires department of education to implement a concussion evaluation tool for each high school student athlete participating in the sport of football statewide. (Lee)

Committee on Health/Committee on Human Services & Housing, Room – Capitol Auditorium, 3:00 – 5:00 p.m.

INFORMATIONAL BRIEFING. Review of the policies and procedures of the Department of Health, Department of Human Services, and Law Enforcement agencies as they relate to adult mental health services, substance abuse, domestic violence, child protective services, and protective orders.

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