STAND. COM. REP. NO. 1015
RE: S.B. No. 749
Honorable Joseph M. Souki
Speaker, House of Representatives
Twenty-Eighth State Legislature
Regular Session of 2015
State of Hawaii
Your Committee on Health, to which was referred S.B. No. 749, S.D. 1, entitled:
"A BILL FOR AN ACT RELATING TO THE COLORECTAL CANCER SCREENING AND AWARENESS PILOT PROGRAM,"
begs leave to report as follows:
(1) Establishing a two-year Hawaii Colorectal Cancer Screening and Awareness Pilot Program (Pilot Program);
(2) Appropriating funds for the Pilot Program; and
(3) Requiring the Department of Health to submit a report to the Legislature prior to the 2016 Regular Session and the 2017 Regular Session on the expenditure of funds for the Pilot Program.
The Queen's Health Systems, Hawaii Pacific Health, American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network, and three individuals testified in support of this measure. The Department of Health submitted comments.
Your Committee has amended this measure by changing its effective date to July 1, 2112, to facilitate further discussion on this measure.
Should the Committee on Finance deliberate this measure further, your Committee respectfully requests that it consider appropriating $200,000 for each year of the 2015-2017 Fiscal Biennium for the Pilot Program.
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. 749, S.D. 1, as amended herein, and recommends that it pass Second Reading in the form attached hereto as S.B. No. 749, S.D. 1, H.D. 1, and be referred to the Committee on Finance.
Respectfully submitted on behalf of the members of the Committee on Health,
DELLA AU BELATTI, Chair