STAND. COM. REP. NO. 770
RE: S.B. No. 663
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. 663, S.D. 1, entitled:
"A BILL FOR AN ACT RELATING TO THE SOLEMN COVENANT OF THE STATES TO AWARD PRIZES FOR CURING DISEASES,"
begs leave to report as follows:
The purpose and intent of this measure is to enact an interstate compact to award prizes for the curing of diseases.
Your Committee received written comments in support of this measure from the Hawaii Primary Care Association.
Your Committee received written comments in opposition to this measure from one individual.
Your Committee finds that enacting the compact will allow Hawaii to join other states in incentivizing medical breakthroughs and supporting innovative research.
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. 663, 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