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GOVERNOR’S OFFICE MEDIA ADVISORY: Bill signings — Relating to ACA waiver, respiratory therapists, drivers licensing

Posted on Apr 25, 2016 in Latest Department News, Newsroom, Office of the Governor Press Releases


What: Bill signings for:

SB 2775 Relating to the Affordable Care Act Section 1332 State Innovation Waiver

Authorizes the state to submit a state innovation waiver to the U.S. Health and Human Services and U.S. Treasury requesting a waiver of certain provisions of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act that undermine the state’s existing Prepaid Health Care Act.  The bill also allows the state to implement the waiver upon approval by the federal government.

SB 2341 SD1 Relating to Respiratory Therapists

Makes permanent the licensure and regulation of respiratory therapists, and creates a board for respiratory care.

SB 2934 SD2 Relating to Driver Licensing

Enables the implementation of reciprocal drivers licenses with foreign jurisdictions by allowing the Director of Transportation to waive the written test for applicants with recognized licenses.  Also requires all drivers licenses to include a photograph of the licensee, in compliance with the federal REAL ID Act.

Who: Governor David Ige, Key lawmakers, Supporters of the above measures

When: Monday, April 25, 2016

1:30 p.m. — SB 2775 Relating to the Affordable Care Act Sec. 1332 State Innovation Waiver (ACA Waiver)

2:00 p.m. — SB 2341 SD1 Relating to Respiratory Therapists

2:30 p.m. — SB 2934 SD2 Relating to Driver Licensing

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


Media Contacts:

Jodi Leong

Deputy Communications Director/Press Secretary

Office of the Governor

Office: 808-586-0043

Mobile: 808-798-3929

[email protected]


Cindy McMillan

Communications Director

Office of the Governor

Office: 808-586-0012

Mobile: 808-265-7974

[email protected]