STAND. COM. REP. NO. 2164
RE: S.B. No. 911
Honorable Scott K. Saiki
Speaker, House of Representatives
Thirtieth State Legislature
Regular Session of 2019
State of Hawaii
Your Committee on Finance, to which was referred S.B. No. 911, S.D. 1, entitled:
"A BILL FOR AN ACT RELATING TO HEALTH,"
begs leave to report as follows:
The purpose of this measure is to address the needs of cardiac patients in Hawaii County by appropriating funds for the Hawaii Health Systems Corporation (HHSC) to improve the cardiac care health services at Hilo Medical Center by hiring additional staff, conducting training, and purchasing necessary equipment.
The Daniel K. Inouye College of Pharmacy at the University of Hawai‘i at Hilo; East Hawaii Region of HHSC; West Hawaii Region, HHSC; Mayor of the County of Hawai‘i; Hilo Medical Center Foundation; United Public Workers, AFSCME Local 646, AFL-CIO; Hawai‘i State Rural Health Association; Hawaii Medical Association; American Heart Association; Blue Zones Project; David S. De Luz, Sr. Enterprises, Inc.; Community First; and numerous concerned individuals supported this measure. HHSC and a concerned individual submitted comments on this measure.
Your Committee has amended this measure by:
(1) Deleting its purpose and findings section; and
(2) Making technical, nonsubstantive amendments for consistency, clarity, 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 S.B. No. 911, S.D. 1, as amended herein, and recommends that it pass Third Reading in the form attached hereto as S.B. No. 911, S.D. 1, H.D. 1.
Respectfully submitted on behalf of the members of the Committee on Finance,
SYLVIA LUKE, Chair