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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