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Federal/State:Hawaii
Bill:HI SB 608 - Concerning physician education and treatment of chronic disease
Summary:Would require the Hawaii medical board to set content standards for physician continuing education regarding prevention and treatment of chronic disease through changes in nutrition and lifestyle and assemble a working group to discuss nutrition and lifestyle behavior for the treatment and prevention of chronic disease.
Sponsor(s):Senator Mike Gabbard (D)
Status:
As of 3/18/2013: Committee on Health recommends the measure be deferred
As of 3/13/2013: Public hearing scheduled for March 15, 2013
As of 3/8/2013: Passed first reading, referred to Committees on Health, and Commerce and Consumer Protection
As of 3/6/2013: Third reading, passed by Senate, transmitted to House
As of 3/4/2013: Third reading deferred until March 5, 2013
As of 2/21/2013: Bill passed by Committee
As of 2/19/2013: Public hearing scheduled for February 20, 2013
As of 2/15/2013: Referred to Committee on Commerce and Consumer Protection
As of 2/13/2013: Amended bill passed by Committee
As of 2/6/2013: Public hearing scheduled for February 8, 2013
As of 1/23/2013: Passed first reading, referred to Committees on Health, and Commerce and Consumer Protection
As of 1/22/2013: Introduced

Federal/State:Hawaii
Bill:HI HB 753 - Voluntary wellness programs
Summary:Would allow the establishment of workplace voluntary wellness programs that would use rewards and incentives for participation.
Sponsor(s):Representative Karl Rhoads (D)
Status:
As of 1/25/2013: Introduced, first reading, referred to Commitees on Health, Consumer Protection and Commerce, and Finance
As of 1/23/2013: Filed

Federal/State:Hawaii
Bill:HI HCR 20 - Nutrition guidelines for government agencies
Summary:Requests State of Hawaii creates and encourages the use of nutrition guidelines for all food sold or provided on government-run property, purchased by government agencies for their guests at meetings, and made available to employees of all agencies in vending machines or through on-site vendors.
Sponsor(s):Representative Joseph M. Souki (D)
Status:
As of 3/4/2013: Amended bill passed by Committee
As of 3/4/2013: Bill amended by Committee
As of 2/22/2013: Public hearing scheduled for March 1, 2013
As of 2/4/2013: Referred to Committees on Health, and Finance
As of 1/24/2013: Offered

Federal/State:Hawaii
Bill:HI SCR 15 - Nutrition guidelines for government agencies
Summary:Requests State of Hawaii creates and encourages the use of nutrition guidelines for all food sold or provided on government-run property, purchased by government agencies for their guests at meetings, and made available to employees of all agencies in vending machines or through on-site vendors.
Sponsor(s):Senator Donna Mercado Kim (D)
Status:
As of 5/2/2013: Deferred until May 2, 2013
As of 4/23/2013: April 15, 2013: Referred to Committees on Health, and Finance
As of 4/22/2013: April 12, 2013: Passed by Senate, transmitted to House
As of 4/8/2013: Passed by Committee
As of 4/8/2013: Deferred until April 5, 2013
As of 4/3/2013: Public hearing scheduled for April 4, 2013
As of 3/20/2013: Referred to Committee on Ways and Means
As of 3/12/2013: Amended bill passed by Committee
As of 3/12/2013: Bill amended by Committee
As of 3/11/2013: Public hearing scheduled for March 11, 2013
As of 2/15/2013: Referred to Committees on Health, and Ways and Means
As of 1/25/2013: Offered

Federal/State:Hawaii
Bill:HI SB 1264 - Voluntary wellness programs
Summary:Would allow the establishment of workplace voluntary wellness programs that would use rewards and incentives for participation.
Sponsor(s):Senator Maile S.L. Shimabukuro (D)
Status:
As of 2/15/2013: Re-referred to Committees on Health, Judiciary and Labor, Commerce and Consumer Protection, and Ways and Means
As of 2/4/2013: Referred to Committee on Ways and Means; public hearing scheduled for February 6, 2013
As of 1/28/2013: Referred to Committees on Health, Judiciary and Labor, and Commerce and Consumer Protection
As of 1/25/2013: Introduced, passed first reading

Federal/State:Hawaii
Bill:HI HR 106 - Mandatory childhood obesity class for medical students
Summary:Would request that the University of Hawaii John A. Burns school of medicine to include a mandatory course on childhood obesity in the curriculum for all medical students.
Sponsor(s):Representative Angus L.K. McKelvey (D)
Status:
As of 3/20/2013: Referred to Committees on Higher Education, and Finance
As of 3/14/2013: Offered

Federal/State:Hawaii
Bill:HI HCR 136 - Mandatory childhood obesity class for medical students
Summary:Would request that the University of Hawaii John A. Burns school of medicine to include a mandatory course on childhood obesity in the curriculum for all medical students.
Sponsor(s):Representative Angus L.K. McKelvey (D)
Status:
As of 3/20/2013: Referred to Committees on Higher Education, and Finance
As of 3/14/2013: Offered

Federal/State:Hawaii
Bill:HI SR 60 - Native Hawaiian Task Force to address obesity
Summary:Obesity and chronic diseases, such as diabetes and heart disease, disproportionately affect Native Hawaiians; the state has found that to effectively address the health of indigenous people, Hawaii's policies, programs, and services must focus on economic and social conditions that influence group differences in health status. This bill requests that the University of Hawaii John A. Burns School of Medicine establish a native Hawaiian task force.
Sponsor(s):Senator Gilbert Kahele (D)
Status:
As of 4/29/2014: Adopted April 3, 2014