STAND. COM. REP. NO. 1167_______

                                 Honolulu, Hawaii
                                                   , 1999

                                 RE: S.B. No. 992
                                     S.D. 2
                                     H.D. 1

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


     Your Committee on Health, to which was referred S.B. No.
992, S.D. 2, entitled: 


begs leave to report as follows:

     The purpose of this bill is to maintain the Hana Community
Health Center's (Center) current level of operations by
appropriating funds for the current and next fiscal year.

     The Office of Hawaiian Affairs, the chairperson of the Maui
County Council, the Hawaii Health Systems Corporation, the
Center, and several individuals submitted testimony in support of
this measure.  The Department of Health submitted testimony in
support of the intent of this measure.  The United Public Workers
opposed this measure.

     Your Committee finds that the Center is the only health
provider in the Hana district and its operations are critical to
the health of that community.

     Your Committee has amended this measure by deleting its
substance and inserting similar language reflected in H.B. No.
1400, H.D. 1.  As amended, this measure more accurately reflects
the Center's needs by:

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     (1)  Appropriating $200,000 to enable the Center to continue
          its operations through the current fiscal year; and

     (2)  Appropriating $1,000,000 for each year of fiscal
          biennium 1999-2000 to allow the Center to continue its
          current level of operations.

     As affirmed by the record of votes of the members of your
Committee on Health that is attached to this report, your
Committee is in accord with the intent and purpose of S.B. No.
992, S.D. 2, as amended herein, and recommends that it pass
Second Reading in the form attached hereto as S.B. No. 992, S.D.
2, H.D. 1, and be referred to the Committee on Finance.

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

                                   ALEXANDER C. SANTIAGO, Chair