STAND. COM. REP. NO. 77

 

Honolulu, Hawaii

, 2019

 

RE: H.B. No. 527

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. 527 entitled:

 

"A BILL FOR AN ACT RELATING TO THE HAWAII HEALTH SYSTEMS CORPORATION,"

 

begs leave to report as follows:

 

The purpose of this measure is to appropriate funds to establish a full-time cardiac catherization laboratory at the Hilo Medical Center.

 

The Mayor's Office of the County of Hawaii, Hawaii Health Systems Corporation, East Hawaii Region of Hawaii Health Systems Corporation, Hilo Medical Center Foundation, American Heart Association, United Public Workers AFSCME Local 646, AFL-CIO, Oahu County Committee on Legislative Priorities of the Democratic Party of Hawaii, and many individuals testified in support of this measure. One individual testified in opposition to this measure.

 

Your Committee has amended this measure by changing its effective date to July 1, 2050, to promote further discussion with the Hawaii Health Systems Corporation on determining ways to balance this funding request and offsetting the proposed cost with reductions in programs or services found elsewhere in the Hawaii Health Systems Corporation's budget.

 

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. 527, as amended herein, and recommends that it pass Second Reading

in the form attached hereto as H.B. No. 527, 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