STAND. COM. REP. NO. 1072-18
RE: H.B. No. 2143
Honorable Scott K. Saiki
Speaker, House of Representatives
Twenty-Ninth State Legislature
Regular Session of 2018
State of Hawaii
Your Committee on Consumer Protection & Commerce, to which was referred H.B. No. 2143, H.D. 1, entitled:
"A BILL FOR AN ACT RELATING TO BEHAVIOR ANALYSIS SERVICES,"
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.
Hawai‘i Psychological Association and a few individuals testified in support of this measure. Aloha Behavioral Associates, LLC., Hawai‘i Association for Behavior Analysis, Autism Behavior Consulting Group Hawaii, Behavior Analysis No Ka Oi, Inc., and numerous individuals testified in opposition. The Professional and Vocational Licensing Division of the Department of Commerce and Consumer Affairs and Hawaii Medical Service Association provided comments.
Your Committee has amended this measure by:
(1) Specifying the national certifying agencies by which individuals exempt from licensure must be credentialed or certified; and
(2) Making technical, nonsubstantive amendments for clarity, consistency, and style.
As affirmed by the record of votes of the members of your Committee on Consumer Protection & Commerce that is attached to this report, your Committee is in accord with the intent and purpose of H.B. No. 2143, H.D. 1, as amended herein, and recommends that it pass Third Reading in the form attached hereto as H.B. No. 2143, H.D. 2.
Respectfully submitted on behalf of the members of the Committee on Consumer Protection & Commerce,
ROY M. TAKUMI, Chair