STAND. COM. REP. NO.  837-20


Honolulu, Hawaii

                , 2020


RE:   H.B. No. 2047

      H.D. 1





Honorable Scott K. Saiki

Speaker, House of Representatives

Thirtieth State Legislature

Regular Session of 2020

State of Hawaii




     Your Committee on Finance, to which was referred H.B. No. 2047, H.D. 1, entitled:




begs leave to report as follows:


     The purpose of this measure is to:


     (1)  Establish a task force within the Department of Health to identify therapies and home- and community-based care services that may benefit persons having fetal alcohol spectrum disorders, including therapies and treatments that may benefit these individuals as adults; and


     (2)  Require the task force to conduct a study and submit a report to the Legislature.


     Your Committee received testimony in support of this measure from the State Council on Developmental Disabilities; Hawaii Disability Rights Center; Hawaii Psychological Association; Hawaii Substance Abuse Coalition; The Salvation Army; Aloha House, Inc.; Hawaii FASD Action Group; Hawaii Public Health Association; and eleven individuals.  Your Committee received comments on this measure from the Department of Health, Department of Human Services, Hawaii State Ethics Commission, and City and County of Honolulu Liquor Commission.


     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. 2047, H.D. 1, and recommends that it pass Third Reading.


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