STAND. COM. REP. NO. 426-18


Honolulu, Hawaii

, 2018


RE: H.B. No. 2143

H.D. 1





Honorable Scott K. Saiki

Speaker, House of Representatives

Twenty-Ninth State Legislature

Regular Session of 2018

State of Hawaii




Your Committee on Health & Human Services, to which was referred H.B. No. 2143 entitled:




begs leave to report as follows:


The purpose of this measure is to clarify certain aspects of the behavior analyst law to ensure that the State has an adequate workforce of trained professionals and paraprofessionals who can continue to provide comprehensive behavior analysis services.


The State Council on Developmental Disabilities, Hawaii Psychological Association, Windward Behavioral Health, and several individuals testified in support of this measure. Hawaii Disability Rights Center, Hawaii Association for Behavior Analysis, Association of Professional Behavior Analysis, Aloha Behavioral Associates, LLC, and numerous individuals testified in opposition. The Professional and Vocational Licensing Division and Regulated Industries Complaints Office of the Department of Commerce and Consumer Affairs, Hawaii Medical Service Association, and an individual provided comments.


Your Committee has amended this measure by:


(1) Changing its effective date to July 1, 3000, to promote further discussion; and


(2) Making technical, nonsubstantive amendments for style, clarity, and consistency.


As affirmed by the record of votes of the members of your Committee on Health & Human Services that is attached to this report, your Committee is in accord with the intent and purpose of H.B. No. 2143, as amended herein, and recommends that it pass Second Reading in the form attached hereto as H.B. No. 2143, H.D. 1, and be referred to your Committee on Consumer Protection & Commerce.



Respectfully submitted on behalf of the members of the Committee on Health & Human Services,