STAND. COM. REP. NO. 882
RE: S.B. No. 1153
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. 1153, S.D. 1, entitled:
"A BILL FOR AN ACT MAKING AN EMERGENCY APPROPRIATION TO THE DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH FOR THE EMERGENCY MEDICAL SERVICES AND INJURY PREVENTION SYSTEM BRANCH,"
begs leave to report as follows:
The purpose and intent of this measure is to make an emergency appropriation to provide funds for the Department of Health to address collective bargaining and other current expenses related to the statewide comprehensive emergency medical system.
Your Committee received written comments in support of this measure from the Department of Health.
Your Committee finds that the funds appropriated by this measure will address the Department of Health's current fiscal year operational budget shortfall of approximately $6,400,000 and help to prevent reductions in emergency medical services.
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. 1153, S.D. 1, and recommends that it pass Third Reading.
Respectfully submitted on behalf of the members of the Committee on Ways and Means,
DONOVAN M. DELA CRUZ, Chair