STAND. COM. REP. NO. 1805

 

Honolulu, Hawaii

, 2023

 

RE: H.C.R. No. 204

H.D. 1

 

 

 

 

Honorable Scott K. Saiki

Speaker, House of Representatives

Thirty-Second State Legislature

Regular Session of 2023

State of Hawaii

 

Sir:

 

Your Committee on Consumer Protection & Commerce, to which was referred H.C.R. No. 204 entitled:

 

"HOUSE CONCURRENT RESOLUTION REQUESTING THE HAWAII STATE CENTER FOR NURSING TO CONVENE A WORKING GROUP TO STUDY THE POTENTIAL IMPACTS TO THE STATE OF JOINING THE MULTI-STATE NURSE LICENSURE COMPACT,"

 

begs leave to report as follows:

 

The purpose of this measure is to request the Hawaii State Center for Nursing to convene a working group to study the potential impacts to the State of joining the multi-state Nurse Licensure Compact.

 

The Queen's Health System, Hawaii Government Employees Association, Healthcare Association of Hawaii, Hawaii Medical Service Association, and an individual testified in support. The Board of Nursing, Hawaii State Center for Nursing, Hawaii-American Nurses Association, Hawaii Association of Health Plans, and Grassroot Institute of Hawaii offered comments.

 

Your Committee has amended this measure by changing the due date of the report to no later than twenty days prior to the convening of the Regular Session of 2025.

 

As affirmed by the record of votes of the members of your Committee on Consumer Protection & Commerce that is attached to this report, your Committee concurs with the intent and purpose of H.C.R. No. 204, as amended herein, and recommends that it be referred to your Committee on Finance in the form attached hereto as H.C.R. No. 204, H.D. 1.

 

 

Respectfully submitted on behalf of the members of the Committee on Consumer Protection & Commerce,

 

 

 

 

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MARK M. NAKASHIMA, Chair