STAND. COM. REP. NO. 1219

 

Honolulu, Hawaii

, 2019

 

RE: H.B. No. 250

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 Finance, to which was referred H.B. No. 250, H.D. 1, entitled:

 

"A BILL FOR AN ACT RELATING TO SCHOOL-BASED HEALTH SERVICES,"

 

begs leave to report as follows:

 

The purpose of this measure is to formally establish the Hawaii Keiki: Healthy and Ready to Learn Program and Special Fund, provide funding to implement, expand, and sustain the Program, and appropriate funds to establish school health service coordinators in the Departments of Health and Human Services to increase coordination and facilitate departmental and interdepartmental activities related to comprehensive school-based health services.

 

The Hawaii State Center for Nursing, Hawaii State Teachers Association, Project Vision Hawaii, American Nurses Association in Hawaii, Atherton Family Foundation, Oahu County Committee on Legislative Priorities of the Democratic Party of Hawaii, Hui For Excellence in Education Coalition, and several individuals submitted testimony in support of this measure. The Department of Education, Department of Budget and Finance, Department of Human Services, Department of Health, University of Hawaii System, Hawaii Primary Care Association, and American Academy of Pediatrics Hawaii Chapter provided comments.

 

Your Committee has amended this measure by:

 

(1) Changing the amount appropriated to implement, expand, and sustain the Hawaii Keiki: Healthy and Ready to Learn Program to an unspecified amount; and

 

(2) Making technical, nonsubstantive amendments for clarity, consistency, and style.

 

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. 250, H.D. 1, as amended herein, and recommends that it pass Third Reading in the form attached hereto as H.B. No. 250, H.D. 2.

 

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

 

 

 

 

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SYLVIA LUKE, Chair