STAND. COM. REP. NO.977-02
RE: H.C.R. No. 49
Honorable Calvin K.Y. Say
Speaker, House of Representatives
Twenty-First State Legislature
Regular Session of 2002
State of Hawaii
Your Committee on Health, to which was referred H.C.R. No. 49 entitled:
"HOUSE CONCURRENT RESOLUTION REQUESTING A MANAGEMENT AND FINANCIAL AUDIT OF THE DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH, EMERGENCY MEDICAL SERVICES SYSTEMS BRANCH,"
begs leave to report as follows:
The purpose of this concurrent resolution, as received, is to request the Auditor to perform a management and financial audit of the Department of Health, Emergency Medical Services Systems Branch (EMSSB).
Your Committee circulated a proposed H.D. 1 at the public hearing. As proposed, the H.D. 1:
(1) Amends the title of this concurrent resolution to read: "REQUESTING HUMANITARIAN AID ADDRESSING THE HEALTH, WELFARE, AND EDUCATION OF AFGHAN CHILDREN"; and
(2) Requests the President of the United States, United States Congress, Secretary General of the United Nations, national and international organizations, and agencies that provide humanitarian aid to foreign countries to focus their efforts to provide relief and assistance for the benefit of children in Afghanistan targeting the health, education, and welfare of the children.
Hawaii Intergenerational Network submitted testimony in support of the proposed H.D. 1.
Your Committee finds that a concurrent resolution requesting an audit of EMSSB is no longer necessary and that the concurrent resolution should be used as a vehicle to assist the innocent children in Afghanistan who have been the unintended victims of conflict and warfare. Accordingly, your Committee has amended this measure by replacing its contents and inserting the provisions of the proposed H.D. 1.
As affirmed by the record of votes of the members of your Committee on Health that is attached to this report, your Committee concurs with the intent and purpose of H.C.R. No. 49, as amended herein, and recommends that it be referred to the Committee on Finance in the form attached hereto as H.C.R. No. 49, H.D. 1.
Respectfully submitted on behalf of the members of the Committee on Health,
DENNIS A. ARAKAKI, Chair