STAND. COM. REP. NO. 2769
RE: S.B. No. 2224
Honorable Ronald D. Kouchi
President of the Senate
Thirtieth State Legislature
Regular Session of 2020
State of Hawaii
Your Committee on Commerce, Consumer Protection, and Health, to which was referred S.B. No. 2224 entitled:
"A BILL FOR AN ACT RELATING TO HEALTH,"
begs leave to report as follows:
The purpose and intent of this measure is to appropriate funds for structure improvements for Maui Memorial Medical Center, under certain conditions.
Your Committee received testimony in support of this measure from one member of the Maui County Council; Maui Health System; and United Public Workers, AFSCME, Local 646, AFL-CIO.
Your Committee finds that an on-site parking structure for Maui Memorial Medical Center is one of the biggest needs for the hospital, as there is a critical need for at least five hundred twenty more parking spaces to accommodate the significant number of patients and family members that utilize the services each day. Additionally, hospital staff must often park far away, which increases their daily commute time and concerns for safety.
Your Committee has amended this measure by:
(1) Changing the funding source from general revenues to general obligation bonds for structure improvements for Maui Memorial Medical Center and making conforming amendments; and
(2) Making technical, nonsubstantive amendments for the purposes of clarity and consistency.
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. 2224, as amended herein, and recommends that it pass Second Reading in the form attached hereto as S.B. No. 2224, 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