STAND. COM. REP. NO. 851-16

 

Honolulu, Hawaii

, 2016

 

RE: H.B. No. 2466

H.D. 1

 

 

 

Honorable Joseph M. Souki

Speaker, House of Representatives

Twenty-Eighth State Legislature

Regular Session of 2016

State of Hawaii

 

Sir:

 

Your Committee on Finance, to which was referred H.B. No. 2466 entitled:

 

"A BILL FOR AN ACT RELATING TO NON-GENERAL FUNDS,"

 

begs leave to report as follows:

 

The purpose of this measure is to repeal, amend, and abolish various non-general funds and accounts of the Department of Health, including the transfer of any unencumbered balances, as recommended by the Auditor in Report No. 15-17.

 

The Office of the Auditor testified in support of this measure. The Department of Health; Hawaii State Commission on the Status of Women; Magsingal Association of Hawaii; Nursing Advocates & Mentors, Inc.; Filipino American Citizens League; Filipino Coalition for Solidarity; Hawaii Friends of Civil Rights; Hawaii Women's Coalition; March of Dimes Hawaii Chapter; Hoola Lahui Hawaii; Hana Health; Waimanalo Health Center; Waianae Coast Comprehensive Health Center; Waikiki Health; Kokua Kalihi Valley Comprehensive Family Services; Hawaii Primary Care Association, and numerous individuals testified in opposition to this measure. The Department of Human Services, Hawaii Community Development Authority, Tax Foundation of Hawaii, The Sex Abuse Treatment Center, Domestic Violence Action Center, and Ala Kuola provided comments.


 

Your Committee has amended this measure by adding an unspecified general fund appropriation for expenditure by the Department of Health to fund programs adversely affected by the repeal, amendment, or abolishment of the various non-general funds and accounts.

 

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 H.B. No. 2466, as amended herein, and recommends that it pass Second Reading in the form attached hereto as H.B. No. 2466, H.D. 1, and be placed on the calendar for Third Reading.

 

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

 

 

 

 

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SYLVIA LUKE, Chair