STAND. COM. REP. NO.15-02
RE: H.B. No. 712
Honorable Calvin K.Y. Say
Speaker, House of Representatives
Twenty-First State Legislature
Regular Session of 2002
State of Hawaii
Your Committees on Public Safety and Military Affairs and Labor and Public Employment, to which was referred H.B. No. 712 entitled:
"A BILL FOR AN ACT RELATING TO SECURITY AT VARIOUS STATE HOSPITALS,"
beg leave to report as follows:
The purpose of this bill is to:
(1) Transfer from the Department of Public Safety (PSD) to the Hawaii Health Systems Corporation (HHSC), the functions and authority relating to uniformed security employees and security contracts of health facilities under the control of HHSC;
(2) Provide that all positions transferred by this measure be eliminated immediately after the transfer; and
(3) Allow HHSC to privatize these security functions.
PSD submitted testimony in support of this bill with suggested amendments.
HHSC, the United Public Workers, Hawaii Government Employees Association, and a concerned individual opposed this bill.
Upon further consideration, your Committees have amended this bill by:
(1) Clarifying that the functions and authority relating to uniformed security employees and security contracts for the Hawaii State Hospital under the Department of Health, and the Maui Memorial Hospital under HHSC, be transferred from PSD to HHSC;
(2) Deleting the provision eliminating employee positions immediately after the transfer;
(3) Deleting the section allowing HHSC to privatize security functions;
(4) Changing the effective date to July 1, 2002; and
(5) Making other technical, nonsubstantive amendments for style and clarity.
As affirmed by the records of votes of the members of your Committees on Public Safety and Military Affairs and Labor and Public Employment that are attached to this report, your Committees are in accord with the intent and purpose of H.B. No. 712, as amended herein, and recommend that it pass Second Reading in the form attached hereto as H.B. No. 712, H.D. 1, and be referred to the Committee on Health.
Respectfully submitted on behalf of the members of the Committees on Public Safety and Military Affairs and Labor and Public Employment,
SCOTT K.SAIKI, Chair
NESTOR R.GARCIA, Chair