STAND. COM. REP. NO. 180
RE: H.B. No. 948
Honorable Joseph M. Souki
Speaker, House of Representatives
Twenty-Eighth State Legislature
Regular Session of 2015
State of Hawaii
Your Committee on Health, to which was referred H.B. No. 948 entitled:
"A BILL FOR AN ACT MAKING AN EMERGENCY APPROPRIATION TO THE HAWAII HEALTH SYSTEMS CORPORATION,"
begs leave to report as follows:
Pursuant to requirements set forth in Article VII, Section 9, of the Hawaii State Constitution, the Governor, in Governor's Message No. 167 to the Legislature, requested immediate consideration and passage of this bill by the Legislature to provide funds for the Hawaii Health Systems Corporation.
The Hawaii Health Systems Corporation; United Public Workers, AFSCME, Local 646, AFL-CIO; ILWU Local 142; and several individuals testified in support of this measure. An individual provided comments on this measure.
Your Committee has amended this measure by:
(1) Changing the appropriation amount to an unspecified number;
(2) Changing the effective date to July 1, 2050, to encourage further discussion; and
(3) Making technical, nonsubstantive amendments for the purposes of clarity, consistency, and style.
Should the Committee on Finance deliberate this measure further, your Committee respectfully requests that it consider appropriating $21,000,000 to support the functions of the Hawaii Health Systems Corporation. Your Committee notes that the Hawaii Health Systems Corporation will continue to refine the $21,000,000 appropriation.
As affirmed by the record of votes of the members of your Committee on Health that is attached to this report, your Committee is in accord with the intent and purpose of H.B. No. 948, as amended herein, and recommends that it pass Second Reading in the form attached hereto as H.B. No. 948, H.D. 1, and be referred to the Committee on Finance.
Respectfully submitted on behalf of the members of the Committee on Health,
DELLA AU BELATTI, Chair