STAND. COM. REP. NO. 2031
RE: H.B. No. 1547
Honorable Ronald D. Kouchi
President of the Senate
Thirtieth State Legislature
Regular Session of 2019
State of Hawaii
Your Committee on Ways and Means, to which was referred H.B. No. 1547, H.D. 2, S.D. 1, entitled:
"A BILL FOR AN ACT MAKING AN APPROPRIATION TO THE UNIVERSITY OF HAWAII,"
begs leave to report as follows:
The purpose and intent of this measure is to appropriate funds to the University of Hawaii to provide student-athletes enrolled at the university with a meal incidental to competition and snacks as permitted by the National Collegiate Athletics Association bylaws.
Your Committee received no written comments on this measure.
Your Committee finds that educational institutions that are Division I members of the National Collegiate Athletic Association, including the University of Hawaii, are authorized to provide student-athletes with certain benefits incidental to participation in intercollegiate athletics. Your Committee further finds that this measure aligns with the goal of supporting the health and wellness of student-athletes at the University of Hawaii.
Your Committee has amended this measure by:
(1) Replacing references to the provision of meals and snacks with references to the provision of incidental benefits for University of Hawaii student-athletes;
(2) Inserting an appropriation of $4,000,000 in each year of fiscal biennium 2019-2021 for the provision of incidental benefits to student-athletes at the University of Hawaii; and
(3) Changing the effective date to July 1, 2019.
As affirmed by the record of votes of the members of your Committee on Ways and Means that is attached to this report, your Committee is in accord with the intent and purpose of H.B. No. 1547, H.D. 2, S.D. 1, as amended herein, and recommends that it pass Third Reading in the form attached hereto as H.B. No. 1547, H.D. 2, S.D. 2.
Respectfully submitted on behalf of the members of the Committee on Ways and Means,
DONOVAN M. DELA CRUZ, Chair