STAND. COM. REP. NO. 1082

 

Honolulu, Hawaii

, 2021

 

RE: S.B. No. 1036

S.D. 2

H.D. 1

 

 

 

 

Honorable Scott K. Saiki

Speaker, House of Representatives

Thirty-First State Legislature

Regular Session of 2021

State of Hawaii

 

Sir:

 

Your Committee on Government Reform, to which was referred S.B. No. 1036, S.D. 2, entitled:

 

"A BILL FOR AN ACT RELATING TO PROCUREMENT,"

 

begs leave to report as follows:

 

The purpose of this measure is to:

 

(1) Amend the selection process and composition of the Procurement Policy Board;

 

(2) Require a procurement agency, rather than a procurement officer, to determine whether the amount of a contracting action is fair and reasonable and require the procurement agency to obtain data necessary to perform a cost or price analysis to determine that the amount of the contracting action is fair and reasonable;

 

(3) Repeal certain provisions contained in the fair and reasonable pricing policy statute under the State Procurement Code;

 

(4) Amend the circumstances for when treatment services may be purchased and the procedure to purchase certain treatment services;

(5) Increase the small purchase threshold for purchases of health and human services from less than $25,000 to less than $100,000;

 

(6) Repeal the establishment of the Community Council on Purchase of Health and Human Services;

 

(7) Establish a State Payor Committee within the Department of Health to establish and adopt a unified baseline framework for performance metrics, evaluation standards, and coordinated reimbursement rates relating to behavioral health, substance abuse, and homelessness services; and

 

(8) Require nongovernmental entities that contract for services relating to behavioral health, substance abuse, and homelessness services to disclose, at the request of any state funding agency, the source of other federal, state, or county level funding received for the purposes of performing any behavioral health, substance abuse, or homelessness services.

 

Your Committee received testimony in support of this measure from the State Procurement Office. Your Committee received comments on this measure from the Governor's Coordinator on Homelessness, Domestic Violence Action Center, Catholic Charities Hawaii, Hawaii Substance Abuse Coalition, and PHOCUSED.

 

Your Committee finds that this measure is intended to promote procurement efficiency, program success, and government accountability for health and human services procurement. Your Committee additionally finds that the establishment of a State Payor Committee will formalize the multi‑sectoral coordination of purchasing services for behavioral health, substance abuse, and homelessness services and help the State realize its goal of creating a comprehensive, coordinated care system for the provision of these services.

 

Your Committee has amended this measure by:

 

(1) Reverting to the existing statutory language for the fair and reasonable pricing policy under the State Procurement Code;

 

(2) Establishing a fair and reasonable pricing policy that requires purchasing agencies to:

 

(A) Make a written determination that the amount of a contracting action for purchases of health and human services is fair and reasonable; and

 

(B) Obtain necessary data to perform a cost or price analysis to determine that the amount of the contracting action is a fair and reasonable price; and

 

(3) Making technical, nonsubstantive amendments for the purposes of clarity, consistency, and style.

 

As affirmed by the record of votes of the members of your Committee on Government Reform that is attached to this report, your Committee is in accord with the intent and purpose of S.B. No. 1036, S.D. 2, as amended herein, and recommends that it pass Second Reading in the form attached hereto as S.B. No. 1036, S.D. 2, H.D. 1, and be referred to your Committee on Consumer Protection & Commerce.

 

 

Respectfully submitted on behalf of the members of the Committee on Government Reform,

 

 

 

 

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ANGUS L.K. McKELVEY, Chair