STAND. COM. REP. NO. 1162-16

 

Honolulu, Hawaii

, 2016

 

RE: S.B. No. 2687

S.D. 1

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 Health, to which was referred S.B. No. 2687, S.D. 1, entitled:

 

"A BILL FOR AN ACT RELATING TO CANCER,"

 

begs leave to report as follows:

 

The purpose of this measure is to establish the Colorectal Cancer Screening and Awareness Program within the Department of Health and appropriate funds to:

 

(1) Educate the public regarding the risks associated with colorectal cancer and the benefits of screening; and

 

(2) Provide specific education to persons who are at greater risk of colorectal cancer.

 

The University of Hawaii Cancer Center, American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network, The Queen's Health Systems, and numerous individuals testified in support of this measure. The Department of Health commented on this measure.

 

Your Committee has amended this measure by changing its effective date to July 1, 2112, to facilitate further discussion.

 

Should the Committee on Finance consider this measure, your Committee respectfully requests that it consider appropriating $100,000 for fiscal year 2016-2017 for the Colorectal Cancer Screening and Awareness 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. 2687, S.D. 1, as amended herein, and recommends that it pass Second Reading in the form attached hereto as S.B. No. 2687, S.D. 1, H.D. 1, and be referred to your Committee on Finance.

 

 

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

 

 

 

 

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DELLA AU BELATTI, Chair