STAND. COM. REP. NO. 1073
RE: H.B. No. 1089
Honorable Scott K. Saiki
Speaker, House of Representatives
Thirtieth State Legislature
Regular Session of 2019
State of Hawaii
Your Committee on Finance, to which was referred H.B. No. 1089, H.D. 1, entitled:
"A BILL FOR AN ACT RELATING TO MEDICAL EDUCATION,"
begs leave to report as follows:
The purpose of this measure is to direct the Department of Health (DOH) to perform a study on developing a pilot program for state-provided financial support to Hawaii residents pursuing a doctor of medicine degree in exchange for a commitment to practice medicine in Hawaii after they graduate.
The Kupuna Caucus of the Democratic Party of Hawaii, University of Hawai‘i System, and a few individuals testified in support of this measure. DOH and a concerned individual provided comments on this measure.
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 H.B. No. 1089, H.D. 1, and recommends that it pass Third Reading.
Respectfully submitted on behalf of the members of the Committee on Finance,
SYLVIA LUKE, Chair