STAND. COM. REP. NO. 990
RE: H.B. No. 1642
Honorable Colleen Hanabusa
President of the Senate
Twenty-Fifth State Legislature
Regular Session of 2009
State of Hawaii
Your Committees on Health and Human Services, to which was referred H.B. No. 1642, H.D. 1, entitled:
"A BILL FOR AN ACT RELATING TO THE PURCHASES OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES,"
beg leave to report as follows:
The purpose of this measure is to help ensure the delivery of quality health and human services by requiring that all proposals for health and human services purchases be submitted by duly licensed providers of the proposed service and be for the exact amount to be expended by the State.
Your Committees received testimony in support of this measure from the Hawaii Primary Care Association, Aloha Care, Community Clinic of Maui, Waikiki Health Center, and the Faith Action for Community Equity. Testimony in opposition to this measure was submitted by the Department of Human Services, the Procurement Office, the Office of Youth Services of the Department of Human Services, Family Support Services of West Hawaii, Waianae Community Outreach, Paia Youth & Cultural Center, and the Paia Youth Council, Inc.
Written testimony presented to your Committees may be reviewed on the Legislature's website.
Your Committees find that this measure is not intended to create new licensure requirements in the request for proposal procedures. The Legislature's intent is to ensure that those businesses that are submitting bids for contracts on services that are required by statute to be licensed, are licensed at the time of bidding.
Your Committees have amended this measure by:
(1) Inserting a purpose section to clarify the Legislature's intent of the measure;
(2) Inserting language that clarifies that bidder licensing requirements are applicable only if the applicant is required by statute to be licensed in order to conduct the business that is being bid on;
(3) Changing the effective date to July 1, 2009; and
(4) Making technical, nonsubstantive amendments for the purposes of clarity and style.
As affirmed by the records of votes of the members of your Committees on Health and Human Services that are attached to this report, your Committees are in accord with the intent and purpose of H.B. No. 1642, H.D. 1, as amended herein, and recommend that it pass Second Reading in the form attached hereto as H.B. No. 1642, H.D. 1, S.D. 1, and be referred to the Committee on Judiciary and Government Operations.
Respectfully submitted on behalf of the members of the Committees on Health and Human Services,
SUZANNE CHUN OAKLAND, Chair
DAVID Y. IGE, Chair