STAND. COM. REP. NO. 1408
RE: H.B. No. 977
Honorable Ronald D. Kouchi
President of the Senate
Thirty-Second State Legislature
Regular Session of 2023
State of Hawaii
Your Committees on Health and Human Services and Government Operations, to which was referred H.B. No. 977, H.D. 1, entitled:
"A BILL FOR AN ACT RELATING TO PURCHASES OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES,"
beg leave to report as follows:
The purpose and intent of this measure is to repeal the Community Council on Purchase of Health and Human Services.
Your Committees find that the Community Council on Purchase of Health and Human Services (Council) was established in 1997 to advise the State Procurement Administrator in the development of an improved standardized process for the purchase of health and human services that optimizes information-sharing, planning, and service delivery efforts. Your Committees further find that the services of the Council are no longer necessary, as the administrative rules for chapter 103F, Hawaii Revised Statutes, which govern the procurement process for purchases of health and human services, have been well established and any further rule amendments may be made by the Procurement Policy Board, established pursuant to section 103D-201, Hawaii Revised Statutes. As such, the Council has accomplished its statutory requirement and has not met since April 22, 2010. Accordingly, this measure repeals existing law that established the Council, which has since become obsolete.
As affirmed by the records of votes of the members of your Committees on Health and Human Services and Government Operations that are attached to this report, your Committees are in accord with the intent and purpose of H.B. No. 977, H.D. 1, as amended herein, and recommend that it pass Second Reading in the form attached hereto as H.B. No. 977, H.D. 1, S.D. 1, and be referred to your Committee on Judiciary.
Respectfully submitted on behalf of the members of the Committees on Health and Human Services and Government Operations,
ANGUS L.K. MCKELVEY, Chair
JOY A. SAN BUENAVENTURA, Chair