STAND. COM. REP. NO.1355-02
RE: S.C.R. No. 75
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.C.R. No. 75, S.D. 1, entitled:
"SENATE CONCURRENT RESOLUTION REQUESTING A REPORT BY THE PATIENT SAFETY TASK FORCE OF THE HEALTHCARE ASSOCIATION OF HAWAII,"
begs leave to report as follows:
The purpose of this concurrent resolution is to request the Patient Safety Task Force of the Healthcare Association of Hawaii to submit a report to the Legislature of its efforts to reduce medical errors.
For discussion purposes, your Committee circulated a proposed H.D. 1 at the public hearing that replaced the contents of S.C.R. 75, S.D. 1, with those of H.C.R. 124, H.D. 1. Specifically, the proposed H.D. 1 requests the Office of Planning (OP) to convene a Task Force to examine and develop an action plan that more effectively and reliably improves food security in Hawaii.
The Department of Human Services (DHS), Full Plate, Inc., and Aloha Harvest testified in support of the proposed H.D. 1. OP supported the intent of the proposed H.D. 1.
Your Committee finds that food security is an emerging issue in Hawaii. While Hawaii's Food Stamp Program reaches almost 100 percent of eligible individuals, it is a federal program and DHS has very little voice in how the Food Stamp Program is run or how the money is expended. Individuals that are food insecure do not always qualify for food stamps.
Your Committee has amended this measure by:
(1) Changing the title to read: REQUESTING THE OFFICE OF PLANNING TO CONVENE A FOOD SECURITY TASK FORCE TO DEVELOP AN ACTION PLAN TO ENHANCE FOOD SECURITY IN HAWAII; and
(2) Deleting the contents of this measure 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 S.C.R. No. 75, S.D. 1, as amended herein, and recommends its adoption in the form attached hereto as S.C.R. No. 75, S.D. 1, H.D. 1.
Respectfully submitted on behalf of the members of the Committee on Health,
DENNIS A. ARAKAKI, Chair