STAND. COM. REP. NO.  1129-12


Honolulu, Hawaii

                , 2012


RE:   S.B. No. 2958

      S.D. 2

      H.D. 1





Honorable Calvin K.Y. Say

Speaker, House of Representatives

Twenty-Sixth State Legislature

Regular Session of 2012

State of Hawaii




     Your Committee on Health, to which was referred S.B. No. 2958, S.D. 2, entitled:




begs leave to report as follows:


     The purpose of this measure is to appropriate moneys to the Department of Health to implement a new bone marrow transplantation program in the State.


     Healthcare Association of Hawaii and Hawaii Pacific Health testified in support of this measure.  The Department of Health testified in support of the intent of the measure.


     Your Committee has amended this measure by:


(1)  Specifying $500,000 as the appropriation amount;


(2)  Specifying that the appropriation is for a grant pursuant to Chapter 42F, Hawaii Revised Statutes, for Kapiolani Medical Center for Women and Children to implement a peripheral blood stem cell/apheresis program;


(3)  Changing its effective date to July 1, 2050, to facilitate continued discussion; and


     (4)  Making technical, nonsubstantive amendments for clarity, consistency, and style.


     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. 2958, S.D. 2, as amended herein, and recommends that it pass Second Reading in the form attached hereto as S.B. No. 2958, 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,