STAND. COM. REP. NO. 3047
RE: S.B. No. 2617
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. 2617 entitled:
"A BILL FOR AN ACT RELATING TO EMERGENCY SERVICES,"
begs leave to report as follows:
The purpose and intent of this measure is to appropriate funds to the Hawaii Health Systems Corporation for improving access to urgent care and expanding services for outpatient behavioral health at the Kau Rural Health Clinic.
Your Committee received written comments in support of this measure from the Mayor of the County of Hawaii, Hawaii Health Systems Corporation for the East Hawaii Region, Hawaii Public Health Association, and two individuals.
Your Committee finds that improving access to urgent care and expanding services for outpatient behavioral health will improve the health and well-being of Kau residents.
Your Committee has amended this measure by:
(1) Changing the appropriation to an unspecified amount; and
(2) Changing the effective date to July 1, 2050, to facilitate further discussion on the measure.
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. 2617, as amended herein, and recommends that it pass Third Reading in the form attached hereto as S.B. No. 2617, S.D. 1.
Respectfully submitted on behalf of the members of the Committee on Ways and Means,
DONOVAN M. DELA CRUZ, Chair