STAND. COM. REP. NO. 516

 

Honolulu, Hawaii

, 2019

 

RE: H.B. No. 1363

H.D. 2

 

 

 

 

Honorable Scott K. Saiki

Speaker, House of Representatives

Thirtieth State Legislature

Regular Session of 2019

State of Hawaii

 

Sir:

 

Your Committee on Consumer Protection & Commerce, to which was referred H.B. No. 1363, H.D. 1, entitled:

 

"A BILL FOR AN ACT RELATING TO NURSES,"

 

begs leave to report as follows:

 

The purpose of this measure is to convene a Multi-State Nurse Licensure Compact Task Force to investigate the feasibility of adopting the multistate Nurse Licensure Compact.

 

The American Nurses Association and an individual testified in support of this measure. The Regulated Industries Complaints Office of the Department of Commerce and Consumer Affairs; Board of Nursing; Legislative Reference Bureau; Hawaii State Center for Nursing; University of Hawaii at Mānoa School of Nursing and Dental Hygiene; Hawaii Government Employees Association, AFSCME Local 152, AFL-CIO; and an individual provided comments.

 

Your Committee has amended this measure by:

 

(1) Specifying the Department of Commerce and Consumer Affairs as the agency to provide administrative support instead of the Legislative Reference Bureau; and

 

(2) Inserting an appropriation for an unspecified amount for the purposes of this measure.

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. 1363, H.D. 1, as amended herein, and recommends that it be referred to your Committee on Finance in the form attached hereto as H.B. No. 1363, H.D. 2.

 

 

Respectfully submitted on behalf of the members of the Committee on Consumer Protection & Commerce,

 

 

 

 

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ROY M. TAKUMI, Chair