STAND. COM. REP. NO. 44

 

Honolulu, Hawaii

, 2021

 

RE: H.B. No. 471

 

 

 

 

Honorable Scott K. Saiki

Speaker, House of Representatives

Thirty-First State Legislature

Regular Session of 2021

State of Hawaii

 

Sir:

 

Your Committee on Health, Human Services, & Homelessness, to which was referred H.B. No. 471 entitled:

 

"A BILL FOR AN ACT RELATING TO BEHAVIOR ANALYSTS,"

 

begs leave to report as follows:

 

The purpose of this measure is to make permanent the regulation of behavior analysts under chapter 465D, Hawaii Revised Statutes.

 

Your Committee received testimony in support of this measure from the Department of Commerce and Consumer Affairs, Department of Health, Department of Education, Hawaii State Teachers Association, Hawaii Association for Behavior Analysis, Hawaii Disability Rights Center, Together For Our Keiki, Autism Speaks, Horizons Academy, and numerous individuals.

 

Your Committee finds that the regulation of the practice of applied behavior analysis established by Act 199, Session Laws of Hawaii 2015, is reasonably necessary to protect the health, safety, or welfare of those receiving services. Your Committee further finds that removing the sunset provision and making the licensure and regulation of behavior analysts permanent will ensure the ongoing protection of persons receiving these services.

 

As affirmed by the record of votes of the members of your Committee on Health, Human Services, & Homelessness that is attached to this report, your Committee is in accord with the intent and purpose of H.B. No. 471 and recommends that it pass Second Reading and be referred to your Committee on Consumer Protection & Commerce.

 

 

Respectfully submitted on behalf of the members of the Committee on Health, Human Services, & Homelessness,

 

 

 

 

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RYAN I. YAMANE, Chair