STAND. COM. REP. NO. 1098

 

Honolulu, Hawaii

, 2023

 

RE: H.B. No. 948

H.D. 2

 

 

 

 

Honorable Scott K. Saiki

Speaker, House of Representatives

Thirty-Second State Legislature

Regular Session of 2023

State of Hawaii

 

Sir:

 

Your Committee on Finance, to which was referred H.B. No. 948, H.D. 1, entitled:

 

"A BILL FOR AN ACT RELATING TO CHILD AND ADOLESCENT MENTAL HEALTH,"

 

begs leave to report as follows:

 

The purpose of this measure is to:

 

(1) Establish a two-year Child and Adolescent Crisis Mobile Outreach Team Pilot Program to provide additional support and expansion of services for existing crisis response services; and

 

(2) Appropriate funds.

 

Your Committee received testimony in support of this measure from Hina Mauka, Hawaii Youth Services Network, Hawaii Medical Association, Catholic Charities Hawaii, and four individuals. Your Committee received comments on this measure from the Department of Health.

 

Your Committee has amended this measure by:

 

(1) Specifying that an additional crisis mobile outreach team be located at a site on a neighbor island, to be determined by the Department of Health;

 

(2) Changing the appropriation to an unspecified amount;

 

(3) Providing for an appropriation allocation breakdown of unspecified amounts; and

 

(4) 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 H.B. No. 948, H.D. 1, as amended herein, and recommends that it pass Third Reading in the form attached hereto as H.B. No. 948, H.D. 2.

 

Respectfully submitted on behalf of the members of the Committee on Finance,

 

 

 

 

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KYLE T. YAMASHITA, Chair