STAND. COM. REP. NO. 784-18
RE: H.B. No. 2443
Honorable Scott K. Saiki
Speaker, House of Representatives
Twenty-Ninth State Legislature
Regular Session of 2018
State of Hawaii
Your Committee on Finance, to which was referred H.B. No. 2443, H.D. 1, entitled:
"A BILL FOR AN ACT RELATING TO AN ACCESSIBLE PLAYGROUNDS PILOT PROGRAM FOR DISABLED CHILDREN,"
begs leave to report as follows:
The purpose of this measure is to require and appropriate funds to the Department of Land and Natural Resources to develop, contract with entities for, and implement a three-year Accessible Playgrounds Pilot Program to provide recreation opportunities for children of all abilities by creating at least one accessible playground in each county.
The Hawaii Disability Rights Center and Oahu County Committee on Legislative Priorities of the Democratic Party of Hawaii testified in support of this measure. The Department of Land and Natural Resources and Disability and Communication Access Board provided comments.
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. 2443, H.D. 1, and recommends that it pass Third Reading.
Respectfully submitted on behalf of the members of the Committee on Finance,
SYLVIA LUKE, Chair