STAND. COM. REP. NO. 112
RE: S.B. No. 815
Honorable Ronald D. Kouchi
President of the Senate
Thirtieth State Legislature
Regular Session of 2019
State of Hawaii
Your Committee on Commerce, Consumer Protection, and Health, to which was referred S.B. No. 815 entitled:
"A BILL FOR AN ACT RELATING TO THE DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH,"
begs leave to report as follows:
Your Committee received testimony in support of this measure from the Hawaii Health Systems Corporation Board of Directors, Maui Health System, Kahuku Medical Center, and East Hawaii Region of the Hawaii Health Systems Corporation.
Your Committee finds that this measure expresses adjustments to the programs or positions included, maximum sums appropriated or authorized, or means of financing indicated for the Department of Health in the General Appropriations Act of 2017, as amended by the Supplemental Appropriations Act of 2018.
Your Committee's intent in recommending this measure for passage is for the adjustments expressed to be incorporated into the General Appropriations Act of 2019 or other appropriate legislative vehicle or to be adopted separately. As such, your Committee requests your Committee on Ways and Means to incorporate the adjustments expressed by this measure into the appropriate legislative vehicle or amend this measure to include any provisions necessary to effectuate its purpose and intent. Your Committee also requests your Committee on Ways and Means to consider increasing the funding for the Hawaii Health Systems Corporation Regions, as indicated in testimony. Your Committee further notes for your Committee on Ways and Means that this measure is the vehicle for Maui Health Systems subsidies.
Your Committee has amended this measure by increasing the appropriation amounts allocated to the Hawaii Health Systems Corporation (HTH212) and Maui Health System (HTH214) for fiscal years 2019-2020 and 2020-2021.
As affirmed by the record of votes of the members of your Committee on Commerce, Consumer Protection, and Health that is attached to this report, your Committee is in accord with the intent and purpose of S.B. No. 815, as amended herein, and recommends that it pass Second Reading in the form attached hereto as S.B. No. 815, S.D. 1, and be referred to your Committee on Ways and Means.
Respectfully submitted on behalf of the members of the Committee on Commerce, Consumer Protection, and Health,
ROSALYN H. BAKER, Chair