STAND. COM. REP. NO. 476
RE: H.B. No. 1003
Honorable Scott K. Saiki
Speaker, House of Representatives
Thirty-First State Legislature
Regular Session of 2021
State of Hawaii
Your Committees on Pandemic & Disaster Preparedness and Health, Human Services, & Homelessness, to which was referred H.B. No. 1003 entitled:
"A BILL FOR AN ACT MAKING EMERGENCY APPROPRIATIONS TO THE DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH RELATING TO COVID-19 EXPENDITURES,"
beg leave to report as follows:
Your Committees find that the Department of Health will require financial support in distributing the highly needed COVID‑19 vaccination to residents of the State. Providing the vaccination to residents is a top priority of the State. Your Committees believe that additional funds may be needed to continue critical COVID-19 response programs and activities to ensure the health and welfare of Hawaii's residents.
Your Committees have amended this measure by:
(1) Inserting blank appropriation amounts;
(2) Changing its effective date to July 1, 2050, to encourage further discussion; and
(3) Making technical, nonsubstantive amendments for the purposes of clarity, consistency, and style.
As affirmed by the records of votes of the members of your Committees on Pandemic & Disaster Preparedness and Health, Human Services, & Homelessness that are attached to this report, your Committees are in accord with the intent and purpose of H.B. No. 1003, as amended herein, and recommend that it pass Second Reading in the form attached hereto as H.B. No. 1003, H.D. 1, and be referred to your Committee on Finance.
Respectfully submitted on behalf of the members of the Committees on Pandemic & Disaster Preparedness and Health, Human Services, & Homelessness,
RYAN I. YAMANE, Chair
LINDA ICHIYAMA, Chair