STAND. COM. REP. NO. 387
RE: S.B. No. 1149
Honorable Ronald D. Kouchi
President of the Senate
Thirty-First State Legislature
Regular Session of 2021
State of Hawaii
Your Committee on Commerce and Consumer Protection, to which was referred S.B. No. 1149 entitled:
"A BILL FOR AN ACT RELATING TO DIETITIAN LICENSURE SPECIAL FUND,"
begs leave to report as follows:
The purpose and intent of this measure is to authorize establishment of an increased spending ceiling for the Dietician Licensure Special Fund through the state budgeting process to meet expanding program needs and diminish dependence on the general fund.
Your Committee received testimony in support of this measure from the Department of Health.
Your Committee finds that existing state law sets the spending ceiling for the Dietician Licensure Special Fund at $30,000 per year. Spending varies from year to year based on the current fund balance and annual changes to revenue. Therefore, this measure provides the flexibility to adjust the spending ceiling through the budget process, rather than a statutory ceiling, to better meet licensee needs while being less dependent on general funds.
Your Committee has amended this measure by making technical, nonsubstantive amendments for the purposes of clarity and consistency.
As affirmed by the record of votes of the members of your Committee on Commerce and Consumer Protection that is attached to this report, your Committee is in accord with the intent and purpose of S.B. No. 1149, as amended herein, and recommends that it pass Second Reading in the form attached hereto as S.B. No. 1149, S.D. 1, and be referred to your Committee on Ways and Means.
Respectfully submitted on behalf of the members of the Committee on Commerce and Consumer Protection,
ROSALYN H. BAKER, Chair