Tuesday, February 5, 2008

Bills of interest for Wednesday, February 6th

Committee on Health/Committee on Human Services & Housing, Room 329, 8:00 a.m.

HB2727 RELATING TO HEALTH INSURANCE. Requires all health insurers, mutual benefit societies, and health maintenance organizations to provide mandatory coverage for all policyholders, member, subscribers, and individuals under age 21 for the diagnosis and treatment of autism spectrum disorders beginning 1/1/2009. (Waters)

HB1598 RELATING TO HEALTHCARE. Establishes agency to operate a single-payer universal healthcare insurance system. (Mizuno)


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

HB2343 RELATING TO TRAFFIC VIOLATIONS. Authorizes a $4 administrative fee on all citations for traffic code violations to be shared by the Judiciary and the Counties for the establishment and maintenance of an electronic citation system. (Waters)

Committee on Finance, Room 308, 1:30 p.m.

HB2872 RELATING TO PUBLIC LANDS. Requires the Department of Land and Natural Resources to extend the recreation-residence use leases at the Kokee and Waimea Canyon State Parks for 5 years. (Sagum)

Committee on Consumer Protection & Commerce, Room 325, 2:00 p.m.

HB1992 RELATING TO MEDICAL LIABILITY. Addresses medical malpractice insurance costs by capping non-economic damages at $250,000, establishing a limit of $3,000,000 for non-economic damages determined by the court to be catastrophic damages, and requiring that economic damages by allocated based upon proportionate percentage of negligence. (Green)

Committee on Education/Committee on Labor & Public Employment, Room 309, 2:00 p.m.

HB2480 RELATING TO TEACHERS. Provides teachers receiving satisfactory service performance evaluations with annual step increases for five years. Denies public school teachers with marginal service performance evaluations from receiving annual step increases. Excludes teachers at the top salary levels from receiving annual step increases. (Sonson)

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