Current Bills/Measures being watched by KIPC

Hi KIPC Members,
I’m sharing with you a few of the Bills/Measures from the legislature that maybe of interest to you and consider providing testimony when needed. You can go to the Hawai‘i State Legislature website at: https://www.capitol.hawaii.gov/ to track measures, get hearing notifications and submit testimony. You will need to create an account.

Please let me know if you see of a bill/measure not listed below that you would like to bring to the attention of the KIPC members.
Thank you
Lisa, KIPC
SB2015
Child Safety Seat; Child Passenger Restraints; Requirements; Penalties
RELATING TO CHILD PASSENGER RESTRAINTS.
Prohibits riders and passengers under ten years of age on motorcycles and motor scooters. Amends requirements for child passenger restraints in motor vehicles. Requires rear facing child safety seats for children under two years of age. Raises fines for violations.

S 1/19/2018: Referred to TRE/JDC, WAM.
INOUYE, S. Chang, Dela Cruz, Gabbard, Galuteria, Harimoto, Kidani, Riviere
TRE/JDC, WAM

HB1907
Internet Marketing and Purchase of Cigarettes and Tobacco Products Act of 2018; Electronic Smoking Device; Remote Sale; Mail Order; Internet Sale
RELATING TO HEALTH.
Prohibits the remote sale and shipment of cigarettes and tobacco products, including electronic smoking devices, to consumers except to licensed wholesalers or dealers and permit-holding retailers. Makes violation of the prohibition a class C felony.

H 1/25/2018: Bill scheduled to be heard by HHS on Tuesday, 01-30-18 9:30AM in House conference room 329.
MIZUNO, ICHIYAMA, Evans, Kobayashi
HHS, CPC, FIN

SB2621
Pickup Trucks; Passenger Regulations; Counties
RELATING TO PICKUP TRUCKS.
Authorizes a county to adopt rules or ordinances that place stricter limitations on a passenger seated in the bed or loading-carrying area of a pickup truck while the vehicle is in operation.

S 1/24/2018: Referred to TRE/PSM, JDC.
KEITH-AGARAN, INOUYE, Baker
TRE/PSM, JDC

HB1749
Safety Helmets; Motorcycle; Moped; Motor Scooter; Bicycle
RELATING TO SAFETY HELMETS.
Requires operators and passengers of motorcycles, motor scooters, mopeds, and bicycles to wear safety helmets.

H 1/22/2018: Referred to TRN, JUD, referral sheet 4
BROWER, CREAGAN, KOBAYASHI, OHNO, TODD, Ichiyama, Nakamura, Takumi
TRN, JUD

SB2800
Vital Statistics Records; Disclosure within the Department for Approved Research Purposes
RELATING TO THE SHARING OF VITAL STATISTICS RECORDS WITH DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH PROGRAM EMPLOYEES FOR APPROVED RESEARCH PURPOSES.
Authorizes the Department of Health to disclose public health statistics records internally within the Department of Health for approved research purposes. Permits the Department of Health to disclose information from a public health statistics record for the purpose of contacting persons identified in the record to request further information. If consent is obtained, additional information from the record may be disclosed. Information may also be disclosed when the Department’s institutional review committee determines that obtaining consent is impracticable and the public health purpose outweighs the confidentiality interest in the record.

S 1/24/2018: Referred to CPH, JDC.
KOUCHI (Introduced by request of another party)
CPH, JDC

HB2373
Vital Statistics Records; Disclosure within the Department for Approved Research Purposes
RELATING TO THE SHARING OF VITAL STATISTICS RECORDS WITH DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH PROGRAM EMPLOYEES FOR APPROVED RESEARCH PURPOSES.
Authorizes the Department of Health to disclose public health statistics records internally within the Department of Health for approved research purposes. Permits the Department of Health to disclose information from a public health statistics record for the purpose of contacting persons identified in the record to request further information. If consent is obtained, additional information from the record may be disclosed. Information may also be disclosed when the Department’s institutional review committee determines that obtaining consent is impracticable and the public health purpose outweighs the confidentiality interest in the record.

H 1/29/2018: Referred to HHS, JUD, referral sheet 9
SAIKI (Introduced by request of another party)
HHS, JUD

SB2342
Insurance Coverage; Clinical Victim Support Services; Victims of Sexual Violence and Abuse
RELATING TO VICTIMS OF SEXUAL VIOLENCE.
Requires that health insurance policies include coverage for clinical victim support services for victims of sexual violence and abuse who suffer from mental disorders.

S 1/26/2018: The committee(s) on CPH/HMS added the measure to the public hearing scheduled on 01-31-18 2:55PM in conference room 016.
TOKUDA, BAKER, S. CHANG, DELA CRUZ, ENGLISH, GREEN, INOUYE, KIDANI, KIM, SHIMABUKURO, L. THIELEN, K. Kahele
CPH/HMS, JDC/WAM

HB1923
Sudden Infant Death Syndrome; Sudden Unexpected Infant Death; Safe Sleep Policy
RELATING TO HUMAN SERVICES.
Requires operators of child care facilities, including family child care homes, group child care centers, and group child care homes, and infant and toddler child care centers that care for children less than 1 year of age to comply with additional requirements for safe sleep policies to prevent sudden unexpected infant deaths and sudden infant death syndrome in accordance with rules adopted by DHS.

H 1/25/2018: Bill scheduled to be heard by HHS on Wednesday, 01-31-18 9:30AM in House conference room 329.
MIZUNO
HHS, CPC

Lisa Dau, R.N., BSN
Injury Prevention Coordinator
Kapi‘olani Medical Center|Trauma
1319 Punahou St|Honolulu, Hawai‘i, 96826
808-983-6800
lisa.dau@kapiolani.org

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