STAND. COM. REP. NO. 1211
RE: S.B. No. 841
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. 841, S.D. 2, H.D. 1, entitled:
"A BILL FOR AN ACT RELATING TO SCHOOL HEALTH,"
begs leave to report as follows:
The purpose of this measure is to improve the delivery of school health services by tasking the Department of Education and Department of Health to jointly convene an interagency working group to create a comprehensive school health program.
The Community Children's Council of Hawaii and Hawaii Primary Care Association supported this measure. The Department of Education supported the intent of this measure. The University of Hawaii and Hawaii Public Health Institute supported this measure with amendments. The Department of Health commented on this measure.
Your Committee has amended this measure by:
(1) Adjusting the membership of the interagency working group;
(2) Clarifying that the working group shall create a comprehensive school-based health program;
(3) Changing the effective date to July 1, 2112, to encourage further 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. 841, S.D. 2, H.D. 1, as amended herein, and recommends that it be referred to the Committee on Finance in the form attached hereto as S.B. No. 841, S.D. 2, H.D. 2.
Respectfully submitted on behalf of the members of the Committee on Health,
DELLA AU BELATTI, Chair