STAND. COM. REP. NO. 103
RE: S.B. No. 1006
Honorable Donna Mercado Kim
President of the Senate
Twenty-Eighth State Legislature
Regular Session of 2015
State of Hawaii
Your Committee on Health, to which was referred S.B. No. 1006 entitled:
"A BILL FOR AN ACT RELATING TO HEALTH,"
begs leave to report as follows:
The purpose and intent of this measure is to appropriate funds for the purchase of one ambulance unit and operational costs for one ambulance unit to service the area of Kakaako.
Your Committee received testimony in support of this measure from the United Public Workers, Local 646. Your Committee received comments on this measure from the Department of Health.
Your Committee finds that the population of the area of Kakaako in the City and County of Honolulu has recently undergone a dramatic increase in population. There has been the development of numerous residential condominiums and an increase in businesses serving the residents. Correspondingly, there has been a steady and marked increase of calls for emergency medical services in the Kakaako area.
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 S.B. No. 1006 and recommends that it pass Second Reading and be referred to the Committee on Ways and Means.
Respectfully submitted on behalf of the members of the Committee on Health,
JOSH GREEN, Chair