STAND. COM. REP. NO. 1199

 

Honolulu, Hawaii

, 2019

 

RE: H.B. No. 527

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. 527, H.D. 1, 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 the Hawaii Health Systems Corporation to establish a full-time cardiac catheterization laboratory at the Hilo Medical Center.

 

The Hawaii Health Systems Corporation; East Hawaii Region of the Hawaii Health Systems Corporation; Kau Hospital; Mayor of the County of Hawaii; Councilmember representing District 4 of the Hawaii County Council; United Public Workers, AFSCME, Local 464 AFL-CIO; Hilo Medical Center Foundation; Hawaii State Rural Health Association; East Hawaii Independent Physicians Association; Blue Zones Project; American Heart Association; Community First; Hui Malama Ola Na Oiwi; David S. De Luz, Sr. Enterprises, Inc.; Ginoza Realty, Inc.; and many individuals submitted testimony in support of this measure. An individual submitted testimony in opposition to this measure.

 

Your Committee has amended this measure by:

 

(1) Changing the amount appropriated 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. 527, H.D. 1, as amended herein, and recommends that it pass Third Reading in the form attached hereto as H.B. No. 527, H.D. 2.

 

 

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

 

 

 

 

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SYLVIA LUKE, Chair