STAND. COM. REP. NO. 706
RE: S.B. No. 1024
Honorable Ronald D. Kouchi
President of the Senate
Thirty-First State Legislature
Regular Session of 2021
State of Hawaii
Your Committee on Ways and Means, to which was referred S.B. No. 1024 entitled:
"A BILL FOR AN ACT RELATING TO EDUCATION,"
begs leave to report as follows:
The purpose and intent of this measure is to establish a cannabinoid medicine program within the University of Hawaii, to be administered by the John A. Burns School of Medicine.
Your Committee received written comments in support of this measure from one individual.
Written comments in opposition were received from the University of Hawaii.
Your Committee finds that the State's unmet need for expertise in the field of cannabinoid medicine to facilitate the exchange of educational and research information related to the state-authorized use of cannabis for medical purposes would be appropriately addressed by a cannabinoid medicine program administered by the University of Hawaii John A. Burns School of Medicine.
Your Committee has amended this measure by:
(1) Clarifying that the associate professor position within the program shall be filled by a doctor who is appointed by the Dean of the John A. Burns School of Medicine; and
(2) 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. 1024, as amended herein, and recommends that it pass Third Reading in the form attached hereto as S.B. No. 1024, S.D. 1.
Respectfully submitted on behalf of the members of the Committee on Ways and Means,
DONOVAN M. DELA CRUZ, Chair