STAND. COM. REP. NO. 1407
RE: S.B. No. 1121
Honorable Scott K. Saiki
Speaker, House of Representatives
Thirtieth State Legislature
Regular Session of 2019
State of Hawaii
Your Committee on Health, to which was referred S.B. No. 1121, S.D. 2, entitled:
"A BILL FOR AN ACT RELATING TO THE DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH,"
begs leave to report as follows:
(1) Require the Department of Health (DOH) to establish a working group to:
(A) Evaluate and advise on updating the description of DOH's statutory powers, duties, functions, and responsibilities to align with population-based approaches to public health and prevention; and
(B) Evaluate DOH's health impact assessment tool, including development of scenarios and criteria for future use of the health impact assessments for future policies and projects unrelated to DOH; and
(2) Appropriate funds to support the activities of the working group.
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 S.B. No. 1121, S.D. 2, and recommends that it pass Second Reading and be referred to your Committee on Finance.
Respectfully submitted on behalf of the members of the Committee on Health,
JOHN M. MIZUNO, Chair