STAND. COM. REP. NO. 352-18
RE: H.B. No. 2392
Honorable Scott K. Saiki
Speaker, House of Representatives
Twenty-Ninth State Legislature
Regular Session of 2018
State of Hawaii
Your Committee on Public Safety, to which was referred H.B. No. 2392 entitled:
"A BILL FOR AN ACT MAKING AN EMERGENCY APPROPRIATION TO THE DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC SAFETY,"
begs leave to report as follows:
The purpose of this measure is to make an emergency appropriation of $2,690,500 for fiscal year 2017-2018 for the Department of Public Safety to reimburse the Department of Human Services for the increased costs of hospitalization and specialty out-of-facility care and to cover the costs of pharmacy services.
Pursuant to the requirements set forth in Article VII, Section 9, of the Hawaii State Constitution, the Governor may request immediate consideration and passage of this bill by the Legislature to address the budget shortfall.
The Department of Public Safety, Ho‘omanapono Political Action Committee, and Ho‘omana Pono, LLC, supported this measure.
Your Committee has amended this measure by changing the emergency appropriation amount for fiscal year 2017-2018 from $2,690,500 to an unspecified amount.
Should the Committee on Finance deliberate this measure further, your Committee respectfully requests that it consider appropriating $2,690,500 for fiscal year 2017-2018 for the purpose of this measure.
As affirmed by the record of votes of the members of your Committee on Public Safety that is attached to this report, your Committee is in accord with the intent and purpose of H.B. No. 2392, as amended herein, and recommends that it pass Second Reading in the form attached hereto as H.B. No. 2392, H.D. 1, and be referred to your Committee on Finance.
Respectfully submitted on behalf of the members of the Committee on Public Safety,
GREGG TAKAYAMA, Chair