STAND. COM. REP. NO. 664

 

Honolulu, Hawaii

, 2019

 

RE: H.B. No. 1422

H.D. 1

 

 

 

 

Honorable Scott K. Saiki

Speaker, House of Representatives

Thirtieth State Legislature

Regular Session of 2019

State of Hawaii

 

Sir:

 

Your Committee on Health, to which was referred H.B. No. 1422 entitled:

 

"A BILL FOR AN ACT RELATING TO THE DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH,"

 

begs leave to report as follows:

 

The purpose of this measure is to authorize the expenditure of base amounts for the operating budgets of certain Department of Health (Department) programs for fiscal year (FY) 2019-2020 and FY 2020-2021.

 

The Department of Health provided testimony in support of this measure.

 

Your Committee has amended this measure by:

 

(1) Changing the effective date to July 1, 2050, to promote further discussion; and

 

(2) Making a nonsubstantive, technical amendment for the purpose of clarity and consistency.

 

Your Committee on Health notes that this measure as written only includes the base budget for the Department of Health and does not include the base budgetary needs for the Department.

 

Should your Committee on Finance deliberate on this measure further, your Committee on Health respectfully requests your Committee on Finance consider the amounts appropriated in the Executive Budget that was transmitted to the Legislature on December 17, 2018, and the Governor's message (GM2) which reflects both the base budget and the additional expenditures for the Department. Your Committee further requests that your Committee on Finance consider appropriating $22,174,010 for HTH904 Executive Office on Aging for FY 2020 and the same amount for FY 2021. This decrease, which incorporates both the base budget and the additional requests made in the Executive Budget, reflects a $1,200,000 decrease in funds for the Kupuna Care program. Finally, your Committee on Health requests that your Committee on Finance consider including both the base budgetary needs and any additional add-ons for the Department in one measure.

 

As affirmed by the record of votes of the members of your Committee on Health that is attached to this report, your Committee is in accord with the intent and purpose of H.B. No. 1422, as amended herein, and recommends that it pass Second Reading in the form attached hereto as H.B. No. 1422, H.D. 1, and be referred to your Committee on Finance.

 

 

Respectfully submitted on behalf of the members of the Committee on Health,

 

 

 

 

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JOHN M. MIZUNO, Chair