A BILL FOR AN ACT
relating to the department of health.
BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF HAWAII:
PART I. GENERAL PROVISIONS
SECTION 1. The purpose of this Act is to establish additional amounts to be appropriated or authorized for the fiscal biennium beginning July 1, 2019, and ending June 30, 2021, for the Hawaii health systems corporation.
SECTION 2. DEFINITIONS. Unless otherwise clear from the context, as used in this Act:
"Expending agency" means the department of health, an independent commission, bureau, office, board, or other establishment of the state government (other than the legislature, office of Hawaiian affairs, and judiciary), the political subdivisions of the State, or any quasi‑public institution supported in whole or in part by state funds, which is authorized to expend specified appropriations made by this Act.
Abbreviations, where used to denote the expending agency or a house of representatives standing committee, shall mean the following:
HLT House of representatives standing committee on health
HTH Department of health
"Means of financing" or "MOF" means the source from which funds are appropriated or authorized to be expended for the programs and projects specified in this Act. All appropriations are followed by letter symbols. The letter symbols, where used, shall have the following meanings:
A General funds
"Program ID" means the unique identifier for the specific program and consists of the abbreviation for the organization responsible for carrying out the program followed by the organization number for the program.
PART II. PROGRAM APPROPRIATIONS
SECTION 3. APPROPRIATIONS. The following sums, or so much thereof as may be sufficient to accomplish the purposes and programs designated herein, are hereby appropriated or authorized, as the case may be, from the means of financing specified to the expending agencies designated for the fiscal biennium beginning July 1, 2019, and ending June 30, 2021. The total expenditures in each fiscal year of the biennium shall not exceed the sums indicated for each fiscal year, except as provided elsewhere in this Act or as provided by general law.
OPERATING HTH 1,600,000A 1,600,000A
OPERATING HTH 36,907,000A 39,411,000A
PART III. PROGRAM APPROPRIATION PROVISIONS
SECTION 4. Provided that of the general fund appropriations for Kahuku hospital (HTH211), the sum of $1,600,000 or so much thereof as may be necessary for fiscal year 2019-2020 and the same sum or so much thereof as may be necessary for fiscal year 2020-2021 shall be expended to fund wage increases and additional positions at the hospital to allow it to remain competitive for healthcare workers and increase revenues and operating efficiencies.
SECTION 5. Provided that of the general fund appropriations for Hawaii health systems corporation - regions (HTH212), the sum of $36,907,000 or so much thereof as may be necessary for fiscal year 2019-2020 and the sum of $39,411,000 or so much thereof as may be necessary for fiscal year 2020-2021 shall be expended to fund:
(1) Collective bargaining pay raises negotiated by the administration and for which Hawaii health systems corporation is bound to pay; and
(2) Anticipated inflation in healthcare costs.
PART IV. MISCELLANEOUS AND EFFECTIVE DATE
SECTION 6. If any portion of this Act or its application to any person, entity, or circumstance is held to be invalid for any reason, then the legislature declares that the remainder of the Act and each and every other provision thereof shall not be affected thereby. If any portion of a specific appropriation is held to be invalid for any reason, the remaining portion shall be expended to fulfill the objective of the appropriation to the extent possible.
SECTION 7. If manifest clerical, typographical, or other mechanical errors are found in this Act, the governor may correct the errors.
SECTION 8. This Act shall take effect on July 1, 2050.
State Operating Budget; Department of Health Programs; Hawaii Health Systems Corporation; Kahuku Hospital; HTH211; HTH212; HLT
Appropriates funds to DOH for the fiscal biennium 2019-2021 operating budget of Kahuku Hospital (HTH211) and Hawaii Health Systems Corporation - Regions (HTH212) under the purview of the House of Representatives Standing Committee on Health. (SB815 HD1)
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