Honolulu, Hawaii

, 2002

RE: S.B. No. 3001

S.D. 1



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. 3001 entitled:


begs leave to report as follows:

The purpose of this measure is to establish a pilot project within the Department of Health to encourage public employees to participate in health screening and to adopt healthier lifestyles.

Your Committee received testimony in support of this measure from Hawaii Medical Service Association (HMSA).

Your Committee finds that it is in the State's best interest to encourage every resident, both state employees and non state employees, to lead healthier lifestyles. Healthier residents are happier and lead more fulfilling lives, and help to lower health care costs for the State in the long term.

Therefore, your Committee supports this measure, which directs the Department of Health to establish the "wellness pilot program" to encourage state employees to participate in health screenings, and to adopt healthier lifestyle habits.

This measure will be automatically repealed on June 30, 2004. Your Committee has amended this measure to provide that, on the day on which this measure is repealed, section 382L-4, Hawaii Revised Statutes, shall be reenacted in the form in which it read on the day prior to the effective date of this measure.

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. 3001, as amended herein, and recommends that it pass Second Reading in the form attached hereto as S.B. No. 3001, S.D. 1, 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,