GOVERNOR’S OFFICE MEDIA ADVISORY: June 29, 2016 Bill Signing Ceremonies schedule

Posted on Jun 28, 2016 in Latest News, Newsroom, Press Releases

What: BILL SIGNING CEREMONIES for the following:            

Housing Bills: SB 2561, SB 2566, SB 2833, SB 3077, HB 2293, HB 2305

HB 2350 Relating to Foster Children – Expands opportunities for children in foster care to participate equally with classmates and peers by providing qualified immunity from liability for caregivers and childcare institutions for decisions regarding child’s participating in age or developmentally appropriate extracurricular, enrichment, cultural and social activities…

SB 2878 Relating to Youth Transitioning from Foster Care – Extends the application deadline for financial assistance for higher education available to foster or former foster youth.

HB 2084 Relating to Insurance — Prohibits all insurers in the state, including health insurers, mutual benefit plans under chapter 87A, HRS, from discriminating with respect to participation and coverage under a policy, contract, plan or agreement against any person on the basis of a person’s actual gender identity or perceived gender identity.

HB 1943 Relating to Long-Term Care Facilities – Provides an inflationary adjustment to the methodology used to reimburse facilities for long-term care of Medicaid recipients for FY 2016-17.

SB 2076 Relating to Health Care – Establishes a license program for suppliers of durable medical equipment, prosthetics, orthotics and related supplies through the Office of Health Care Assurance.

HB 1878 Relating to Aging – Appropriates funds for Aging and Disability Resource Centers (ADRCs) for fall prevention and early detection services for the elderly.

Who:

  • Governor David Ige
  • Key legislators
  • Supporters of the bills

When: Wednesday, June 29, 2016

1:00pm:        Housing Bills SB 2561, SB 2566, SB 2833, SB 3077, HB 2293, HB 2305

1:30pm:        HB 2350, SB 2878 Relating to Foster Children

2:00pm:       HB 2084 Relating to Insurance (Gender Identity Nondiscrimination)

2:30pm:       HB 1943 Relating to Long-Term Care Facilities, SB 2076 Relating to Health Care

3:00pm:       HB 1878 Relating to Aging

Where:          State Capitol, 5th floor, Governor’s Ceremonial Room

We plan to live stream the event through the governor’s website.

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Media Contacts:

Jodi Leong

Deputy Communications Director/Press Secretary

Office of the Governor

Office: 808-586-0043

Mobile: 808-798-3929

jodi.c.leong@hawaii.gov

 

Cindy McMillan

Communications Director

Office of the Governor

Office: 808-586-0012

Mobile: 808-265-7974

cindy.mcmillan@hawaii.gov