STAND. COM. REP. NO. 906

 

Honolulu, Hawaii

, 2021

 

RE: H.B. No. 728

H.D. 1

 

 

 

 

Honorable Scott K. Saiki

Speaker, House of Representatives

Thirty-First State Legislature

Regular Session of 2021

State of Hawaii

 

Sir:

 

Your Committee on Finance, to which was referred H.B. No. 728, H.D. 1, entitled:

 

"A BILL FOR AN ACT RELATING TO STATEWIDE HEALTH PLANNING,"

 

begs leave to report as follows:

 

The purpose of this measure is to provide for a more coordinated and cost-effective statewide language access program by allowing the Executive Director of the Office of Language Access to have greater flexibility in administering the Statewide Language Access Resource Center.

 

Your Committee received testimony in support of this measure from the Language Access Advisory Council, Ethnic Education Hawaii, Hawaii Friends of Civil Rights, Legal Clinic Advocacy Committee, Hawaii Coalition for Immigrant Rights, Interagency Council, and four individuals. Your Committee received comments on this measure from the Department of Health, Department of Human Services, and Office of Language Access.

 

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. 728, 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