STAND. COM. REP. NO.3586

Honolulu, Hawaii

, 2002

RE: H.B. No. 1740

H.D. 1

 

 

Honorable Robert Bunda

President of the Senate

Twenty-First State Legislature

Regular Session of 2002

State of Hawaii

Sir:

Your Committee on Ways and Means, to which was referred H.B. No. 1740, H.D. 1, entitled:

"A BILL FOR AN ACT RELATING TO ENTERPRISE ZONES,"

begs leave to report as follows:

The purpose of this measure is to expand the enterprise zone program to include disease management services as a client within the definition of "call center" under section 209E-2, Hawaii Revised Statutes.

Your Committee finds that the phrase "disease management services" refers to services provided for a fee and primarily by phone by companies under the direction of health care providers. These services are intended to counsel patients in self-care efforts that are necessary or desirable to control, minimize, or eliminate their medical problems. Making businesses that provide such services eligible to participate in the enterprise zone program can help create new, high-quality jobs in Hawaii's health care industry.

As affirmed by the record of votes of the members of your Committee on Ways and Means that is attached to this report, your Committee is in accord with the intent and purpose of H.B. No. 1740, H.D. 1, and recommends that it pass Third Reading.

 

Respectfully submitted on behalf of the members of the Committee on Ways and Means,

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BRIAN T. TANIGUCHI, Chair