STAND. COM. REP. NO.720-02
RE: S.B. No. 3053
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 S.B. No. 3053, S.D. 2, entitled:
"A BILL FOR AN ACT RELATING TO PUBLIC HEALTH NURSING,"
begs leave to report as follows:
The purpose of this bill is to statutorily establish the Public Health Nursing Branch Program (Program) to recognize the roles and functions of the Program in the delivery of direct clinical nursing services to the people of Hawaii.
The Hawaii Government Employees Association, Hawaii Nurses' Association, and several concerned citizens supported this bill.
The Department of Health submitted comments.
Your Committee has amended this bill by:
(1) Changing its effective date to July 1, 2023, to facilitate further discussion; and
(2) Making technical, nonsubstantive amendments for purposes of style, clarity, and consistency.
As affirmed by the record of votes of the members of your Committee on Health that is attached to this report, your Committee is in accord with the intent and purpose of S.B. No. 3053, S.D. 2, as amended herein, and recommends that it pass Second Reading in the form attached hereto as S.B. No. 3053, S.D. 2, H.D. 1, and be referred to the Committee on Finance.
Respectfully submitted on behalf of the members of the Committee on Health,
DENNIS A. ARAKAKI, Chair