REPORT TITLE:
Health Systems Corporation


DESCRIPTION:
Makes an unspecified emergency appropriation for the Hawaii
Health Systems Corporation.  (SD2)

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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THE SENATE                              S.B. NO.           S.D. 2
TWENTIETH LEGISLATURE, 1999                                
STATE OF HAWAII                                            
                                                             
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                   A  BILL  FOR  AN  ACT

MAKING AN EMERGENCY APPROPRIATION FOR THE HAWAII HEALTH SYSTEMS
   CORPORATION.



BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF HAWAII:

 1      SECTION 1.  This Act is recommended by the governor for
 
 2 immediate passage in accordance with section 9 of article VII of
 
 3 the Constitution of the State of Hawaii.
 
 4      SECTION 2.  This emergency appropriation request is
 
 5 necessary to ensure that Hawaii Health Systems Corporation has
 
 6 all systems and equipment year 2000 compliant for the safety of
 
 7 the system's patients (estimated cost, $5,000,000).  The
 
 8 additional $3,000,000 is necessary to begin to settle the
 
 9 system's huge workers' compensation costs that were predominantly
 
10 generated before the transfer date of November, 1996.  These
 
11 costs are over and above the on-going workers' compensation
 
12 expenses.
 
13      The purpose of this Act is to appropriate an additional
 
14 $8,000,000 in general funds for fiscal year 1998-1999 to meet
 
15 year 2000 compliance for systems and equipment, and to reduce the
 
16 workers' compensation costs of Hawaii Health Systems Corporation.
 
17      SECTION 3.  There is appropriated out of the general
 
18 revenues of the State of Hawaii the sum of $          or so much
 
19 thereof as may be necessary for fiscal year 1998-1999 to carry
 

 
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 1 out the purposes set forth in Act 262, Session Laws of Hawaii
 
 2 1996.
 
 3      SECTION 4.  The sum appropriated shall be expended by the
 
 4 Hawaii health systems corporation.
 
 5      SECTION 5.  This Act shall take effect upon its approval.