STAND. COM. REP. NO. 800
RE: S.B. No. 1230
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. 1230, S.D. 1, entitled:
"A BILL FOR AN ACT RELATING TO STATEWIDE HEALTH PLANNING,"
begs leave to report as follows:
The purpose and intent of this measure is to require the Department of Health, or the Executive Director of the Department of Health's Office of Language Access, to perform the duties of the Office of Language Access.
Written comments in opposition were received from the Inter-Agency Council, Medical-Legal Partnership for Children in Hawaii, Hawaii Friends of Civil Rights, Hawaii State Coalition Against Domestic Violence, Ethnic Education Hawaii, Hawaii Coalition for Immigrant Rights, The Legal Clinic/Justice for Our Neighbors Hawaii, and nine individuals.
The Office of Language Access, Language Access Advisory Council, Department of Health, and Department of Human Services submitted written comments on the measure.
Your Committee finds that this measure will promote the establishment of a more coordinated and cost-effective statewide language access program.
Your Committee has amended this measure by 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. 1230, S.D. 1, as amended herein, and recommends that it pass Third Reading in the form attached hereto as S.B. No. 1230, S.D. 2.
Respectfully submitted on behalf of the members of the Committee on Ways and Means,
DONOVAN M. DELA CRUZ, Chair