STAND. COM. REP. NO. †1653-14

 

Honolulu, Hawaii

††††††††††††††† , 2014

 

RE:†† S.B. No. 2855

††††† S.D. 1

††††† H.D. 1

 

 

 

 

Honorable Joseph M. Souki

Speaker, House of Representatives

Twenty-Seventh State Legislature

Regular Session of 2014

State of Hawaii

 

Sir:

 

†††† Your Committee on Finance, to which was referred S.B. No. 2855, S.D. 1, H.D. 1, entitled:

 

"A BILL FOR AN ACT MAKING AN EMERGENCY APPROPRIATION TO THE DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH FOR THE DEVELOPMENTAL DISABILITIES DIVISION,"

 

begs leave to report as follows:

 

†††† The purpose of this measure is to make an emergency appropriation for the Department of Health, Developmental Disabilities Division, to continue to provide developmental disabilities services to eligible adults and children who are citizens of Compact of Free Association countries.

 

†††† The Department of Health, State Council on Developmental Disabilities, Community Alliance for Mental Health, and Mestizo Association testified in support of this measure.

 

Pursuant to the requirements set forth in Article VII,

Section 9, of the Hawaii State Constitution, the Governor, in

Governorís Message No. 189 to the Legislature, requested immediate

consideration and passage of this bill by the Legislature.

 

†††† 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. 2855, S.D. 1, H.D. 1, and recommends that it pass Third Reading.

 

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

 

 

 

 

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SYLVIA LUKE, Chair