STAND. COM. REP. NO. 997

                                 Honolulu, Hawaii
                                                   , 1999

                                 RE: H.B. No. 1151
                                     H.D. 1




Honorable Calvin K.Y. Say
Speaker, House of Representatives
Twentieth State Legislature
Regular Session of 1999
State of Hawaii

Sir:

     Your Committee on Finance, to which was referred H.B. No.
1151 entitled: 

     "A BILL FOR AN ACT MAKING AN EMERGENCY APPROPRIATION FOR THE
     CHILD AND ADOLESCENT MENTAL HEALTH DIVISION,"

begs leave to report as follows:

     The purpose of this bill is to provide emergency funding to
prevent the reduction or discontinuance of services to certain
emotionally disturbed children and adolescents.

     Your Committee has received a message from the Governor,
dated February 3, 1999:

     (1)  Stating that passage of this measure will allow the
          Department of Health (DOH), Child and Mental Health
          Division to continue to provide mental health services
          to certain emotionally disturbed children and
          adolescents; and

     (2)  Requesting the timely passage of this measure since a
          funding requirement for the DOH, Child and Adolescent
          Mental Health Division must be accommodated by March 1,
          1999, and the timely passage of a Supplementary
          Appropriations Act amending fiscal year 1999
          appropriations cannot be assured.

     The Department of Education testified in support of this
measure.  The DOH commented on this measure.

 
 
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     Your Committee has amended this bill by:

     (1)  Changing the amount of the appropriation from
          $31,928,758 for fiscal year 1998-1999 to $40,459,294
          for fiscal year 1998-1999; and

     (2)  Making technical, nonsubstantive amendments for clarity
          and style.

     As affirmed by the record of votes of the members of your
Committee on Finance that is attached to this report, your
Committee is in accord with the intent and purpose of H.B. No.
1151, as amended herein, and recommends that it pass Third
Reading in the form attached hereto as H.B. No. 1151, H.D. 1.

                                   Respectfully submitted on
                                   behalf of the members of the
                                   Committee on Finance,



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                                   DWIGHT Y. TAKAMINE, Chair