STAND. COM. REP. NO. 1826
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 Committee on Judiciary, to which was referred H.B. No. 977, H.D. 1, S.D. 1, entitled:
"A BILL FOR AN ACT RELATING TO PURCHASES OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES,"
begs leave to report as follows:
The purpose and intent of this measure is to abolish the Community Council on Purchase of Health and Human Services.
Your Committee received testimony in support of this measure from the Department of Human Services, Department of Accounting and General Services, and State Procurement Office.
Your Committee finds 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. More than twenty-five years later, administrative rules are well established and both providers and purchasing agencies are accustomed to the State's procurement process. The Council has accomplished its statutory mission and has not met since April 2010. This measure is a housekeeping measure that eliminates an obsolete provision of law.
As affirmed by the record of votes of the members of your Committee on Judiciary that is attached to this report, your Committee is in accord with the intent and purpose of H.B. No. 977, H.D. 1, S.D. 1, and recommends that it pass Third Reading.
Respectfully submitted on behalf of the members of the Committee on Judiciary,
KARL RHOADS, Chair