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January 28, 2014

HONOLULU (January 28, 2014) -- A 2014 Hawai'i autism insurance reform bill was voted out of two Senate committees yesterday with amendments sought by Autism Speaks to strengthen its provisions.

January 15, 2014

HONOLULU (January 15, 2014) -- Autism Speaks today endorsed SB.2054, the 2014 Hawaii autism insurance reform bill which, if enacted, would make Hawaii the 35th state to require many health plans to cover applied behavior analysis (ABA) and other therapies for autism.

April 03, 2013

HONOLULU (April 3, 2013) -- The Hawaii House Finance Committee unanimously approved Luke's Law, the autism insurance reform bill, setting up a final floor vote in the House. The bill, SB.668, has already been voted out of the Senate

March 19, 2013

HONOLULU (March 19, 2013) -- The House Committee on Consumer Protection and Commerce approved SB.668 by a 9-0 vote with amendments which would delay implementation until 2015. Already voted out of the Senate, the measure moves next to the House Finance Committee.

February 11, 2013

HONOLULU (February 11, 2013) -- Hawaii's new autism insurance reform bill passed its first test in the House today, winning approval by the House Commerce and Consumer Protection Committee. Sponsored by Rep. Bertrand Kobayashi (D-Waialae Kahala), the bill moves next to the House Finance Committee.