STAND. COM. REP. NO.  1607


Honolulu, Hawaii

                , 2013


RE:   S.B. No. 665

      S.D. 1

      H.D. 2





Honorable Joseph M. Souki

Speaker, House of Representatives

Twenty-Seventh State Legislature

Regular Session of 2013

State of Hawaii




     Your Committee on Finance, to which was referred S.B. No. 665, S.D. 1, H.D. 1, entitled:




begs leave to report as follows:


     The purpose of this measure is to address the shortage of primary care physicians in Hawaii by appropriating funds to support the Hawaii Health Corps, diversity programs at the John A. Burns School of Medicine, increases in the faculty and infrastructure of existing family medicine residence programs, and new accredited family health centers in association with teaching hospitals.


     The Hawaii Medical Service Association testified in support of this measure.  The University of Hawaii System provided comments.


     Your Committee has amended this measure by:


     (1)  Changing the appropriations to unspecified amounts;


     (2)  Changing its effective date to July 1, 2030, to facilitate further discussion; and


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


     As affirmed by the record of votes of the members of your Committee on Finance that is attached to this report, your Committee is in accord with the intent and purpose of S.B. No. 665, S.D. 1, H.D. 1, as amended herein, and recommends that it pass Third Reading in the form attached hereto as S.B. No. 665, S.D. 1, H.D. 2.


Respectfully submitted on behalf of the members of the Committee on Finance,