STAND. COM. REP. NO.2598
RE: S.B. No. 2432
Honorable Robert Bunda
President of the Senate
Twenty-First State Legislature
Regular Session of 2002
State of Hawaii
Your Committee on Ways and Means, to which was referred S.B. No. 2432 entitled:
"A BILL FOR AN ACT MAKING AN APPROPRIATION FOR WAIANAE COAST COMPREHENSIVE HEALTH CENTER,"
begs leave to report as follows:
The purpose of this measure is to appropriate $750,000 to the Department of Health for fiscal year 2002-2003 for emergency medical services at the Waianae Coast Comprehensive Health Center.
Your Committee finds that maintaining emergency room services at the Waianae Coast Comprehensive Health Center is critical to the forty thousand residents of the Waianae area. The next closest emergency room is twenty miles away at Saint Francis West Medical Center. If emergency medical services at the Waianae Coast Comprehensive Health Center are not maintained, the lives of Waianae area residents will be at substantial risk.
Your Committee has amended this measure by:
(1) Changing the sum appropriated from $750,000 to an unspecified amount; and
(2) Making a technical nonsubstantive change for purposes of clarity.
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 S.B. No. 2432, as amended herein, and recommends that it pass Third Reading in the form attached hereto as S.B. No. 2432, S.D. 1.
Respectfully submitted on behalf of the members of the Committee on Ways and Means,
BRIAN T. TANIGUCHI, Chair