STAND. COM. REP. NO. 3343
RE: S.B. No. 2465
Honorable Ronald D. Kouchi
President of the Senate
Thirtieth State Legislature
Regular Session of 2020
State of Hawaii
Your Committee on Ways and Means, to which was referred S.B. No. 2465, S.D. 1, entitled:
"A BILL FOR AN ACT RELATING TO THE TRANSITIONS CLINIC NETWORK PILOT PROGRAM,"
begs leave to report as follows:
The purpose and intent of this measure is to appropriate moneys to the Department of Human Services to procure the services of a master contractor to implement and operate a transitions clinic network pilot program that provides services to individuals released from prison and suffering from chronic health conditions.
Your Committee received written comments on this measure from the Department of Human Services.
Your Committee finds that providing a transitions network pilot program to chronically-ill, previously incarcerated individuals after they are released from incarceration will help to reduce the rates of recidivism and homelessness among these individuals.
Your Committee has amended this measure by:
(1) Clarifying the nature and scope of the master contractor's responsibilities;
(2) Changing the appropriation from $300,000 to an unspecified amount;
(3) Changing the effective date to July 1, 2050, to facilitate further discussion on the measure; and
(4) Making technical nonsubstantive changes for purposes of clarity, consistency, and style.
As affirmed by the record of votes of the members of your Committee on Ways and Means that is attached to this report, your Committee is in accord with the intent and purpose of S.B. No. 2465, S.D. 1, as amended herein, and recommends that it pass Third Reading in the form attached hereto as S.B. No. 2465, S.D. 2.
Respectfully submitted on behalf of the members of the Committee on Ways and Means,
DONOVAN M. DELA CRUZ, Chair