STAND. COM. REP. NO. 3311
RE: S.B. No. 2618
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. 2618, S.D. 1, entitled:
"A BILL FOR AN ACT RELATING TO AMBULANCES,"
begs leave to report as follows:
More specifically, this measure appropriates funds to the Department of Health for the purchase of one advanced life support ambulance, to be based in Makalei in the County of Hawaii, and for associated equipment and personnel costs.
Your Committee received written comments in support of this measure from the Mayor of the County of Hawaii; Hawaii Fire Department, County of Hawaii; Hilo Medical Center; a member of the Hawaii County Council; and eight individuals.
Your Committee finds that this measure provides greater access to primary health care services for the growing population in the remote community of Makalei in the County of Hawaii.
Your Committee has amended this measure by:
(1) Changing the appropriation to an unspecified amount;
(2) Changing the effective date to July 1, 2050, to facilitate further discussion on the measure; and
(3) Making technical nonsubstantive amendments 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. 2618, S.D. 1, as amended herein, and recommends that it pass Third Reading in the form attached hereto as S.B. No. 2618, S.D. 2.
Respectfully submitted on behalf of the members of the Committee on Ways and Means,
DONOVAN M. DELA CRUZ, Chair