Report Title:

Emergency Appropriation; Hawaii Health Systems Corporation

 

Description:

Makes an emergency appropriation of general funds for fiscal year 2007-2008 to pay current, essential vendors, reduce accounts payable, and allow operation and provision of current levels of service in Hawaii health systems corporation's facilities. (SD3)

 


HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

H.B. NO.

3161

TWENTY-FOURTH LEGISLATURE, 2008

S.D. 3

STATE OF HAWAII

 

 

 

 

 

 

A BILL FOR AN ACT


 

 

MAKING AN EMERGENCY APPROPRIATION TO THE HAWAII HEALTH SYSTEMS CORPORATION.

 

 

BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF HAWAII:

 


SECTION 1. This Act is recommended by the governor for immediate passage in accordance with section 9 of article VII of the Constitution of the State of Hawaii.

SECTION 2. This emergency appropriation is necessary to ensure that the Hawaii health systems corporation can pay for operation and provision of current levels of service at Leahi hospital, Maluhia, Samuel Mahelona memorial hospital, Lanai community hospital, Hilo medical center, Kau hospital, Kona community hospital, Kohala hospital, and Maui memorial medical center.

The purpose of this Act is to appropriate $25,000,000 in general funds for fiscal year 2007-2008 to adjust accounts payable remittances to no more than forty-five days from the date of the invoice for Hawaii health systems corporation's facilities in order to bring current accounts payable balances that are due to essential vendors. This will allow delivery of goods and services to these facilities to continue on a timely basis so that the facilities will be able to maintain operations.

SECTION 3. There is appropriated out of the general revenues of the State of Hawaii the sum of $14,000,000 or so much thereof as may be necessary for fiscal year 2007-2008 for the Hawaii health systems corporation to pay accounts payable within forty-five days from the date of the invoice for Hawaii health systems corporation's facilities, excluding the Maui memorial medical center located in the Maui region of the Hawaii health systems corporation.

SECTION 4. There is appropriated out of the general revenues of the State of Hawaii the sum of $11,000,000 or so much thereof as may be necessary for fiscal year 2007-2008 for Maui memorial medical center; provided that the sum appropriated under this section shall only be expended if the operating loan that is being negotiated by Maui memorial medical center does not close prior to April 4, 2008.

SECTION 5. The sums appropriated shall be expended by Hawaii health systems corporation for the purposes of this Act.

SECTION 6. If any provision of this Act, or the application thereof to any person or circumstance is held invalid, the invalidity does not affect other provisions or applications of the Act, which can be given effect without the invalid provision or application, and to this end the provisions of this Act are severable.

SECTION 7. This Act shall take effect upon approval.