STAND. COM. REP. NO. 1667
RE: S.B. No. 970
Honorable Scott K. Saiki
Speaker, House of Representatives
Thirty-First State Legislature
Regular Session of 2021
State of Hawaii
Your Committee on Finance, to which was referred S.B. No. 970, S.D. 2, H.D. 1, entitled:
"A BILL FOR AN ACT RELATING TO TELEHEALTH,"
begs leave to report as follows:
Your Committee received testimony in support of this measure from the University of Hawai‘i System, Office of Hawaiian Affairs, Hawaii Medical Board, Planned Parenthood Votes Northwest and Hawaii, AARP Hawai‘i, Healthcare Association of Hawaii, Hawai‘i Public Health Association, Hawai‘i Pacific Health, The Queen's Health Systems, Hawai‘i Public Health Institute, Hawaii Substance Abuse Coalition, and two individuals. Your Committee received comments on this measure from Kaiser Permanente Hawai‘i.
Your Committee has amended this measure by:
(1) Changing the effective date to July 1, 2021; and
(2) 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 Finance that is attached to this report, your Committee is in accord with the intent and purpose of S.B. No. 970, S.D. 2, H.D. 1, as amended herein, and recommends that it pass Third Reading in the form attached hereto as S.B. No. 970, S.D. 2, H.D. 2.
Respectfully submitted on behalf of the members of the Committee on Finance,
SYLVIA LUKE, Chair