STAND. COM. REP. NO.2311
RE: S.B. No. 2274
Honorable Robert Bunda
President of the Senate
Twenty-First State Legislature
Regular Session of 2002
State of Hawaii
Your Committee on Health and Human Services, to which was referred S.B. No. 2274 entitled:
"A BILL FOR AN ACT MAKING AN APPROPRIATION FOR SUPPORT FOR THE CASE MANAGEMENT PROGRAM OF THE MAUI AIDS FOUNDATION,"
begs leave to report as follows:
The purpose of this measure is to appropriate funds to support the case management program of the Maui AIDS Foundation.
Testimony in support of this measure was submitted by the Department of Health and Maui AIDS Foundation.
Your Committee finds that the Maui AIDS Foundation has experienced significant funding cuts over the past number of years, while their caseload continues to increase. This foundation relied heavily on funds from the Office of Hawaiian Affairs and from the National Native American AIDS Prevention Center. With funding cuts from these organizations the Maui AIDS foundation is finding it difficult to maintain this very important program.
As affirmed by the record of votes of the members of your Committee on Health and Human Services that is attached to this report, your Committee is in accord with the intent and purpose of S.B. No. 2274 and recommends that it pass Second Reading and be referred to the Committee on Ways and Means.
Respectfully submitted on behalf of the members of the Committee on Health and Human Services,
DAVID MATSUURA, Chair