STAND. COM. REP. NO. 1351

 

Honolulu, Hawaii

, 2023

 

RE: S.B. No. 1411

S.D. 2

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 Judiciary & Hawaiian Affairs, to which was referred S.B. No. 1411, S.D. 2, entitled:

 

"A BILL FOR AN ACT RELATING TO THE DRUG AND ALCOHOL TOXICOLOGY TESTING LABORATORY,"

 

begs leave to report as follows:

 

The purpose of this measure is to:

 

(1) Specify that monies in the State Highway Fund may be expended for the cost of establishing and maintaining a Drug and Alcohol Toxicology Testing Laboratory;

 

(2) Rename the State Drug and Alcohol Toxicology Testing Laboratory, and its special fund, to remove the word "State";

 

(3) Specify that monies in the Drug and Alcohol Toxicology Testing Laboratory Special Fund shall be administered and expended by the Department of Transportation or appropriated as a grant-in-aid to the emergency services department of a county with a population of five hundred thousand or more;

 

(4) Delay the repeal date of provisions related to the Drug and Alcohol Toxicology Testing Laboratory and its special fund; and

 

(5) Appropriate funds for the Drug and Alcohol Toxicology Testing Laboratory.

 

Your Committee received testimony in support of this measure from the Department of Transportation and Hawaii Public Health Institute.

 

Your Committee finds that the Department of Health cannot fulfill the immediate and urgent need for blood alcohol testing at this time. However, the City and County of Honolulu Emergency Services Department can fulfill these services if provided the necessary funding. This measure would authorize monies in the Drug and Alcohol Toxicology Testing Laboratory Special Fund to be appropriated to the City and County of Honolulu Emergency Services Department to support a Drug and Alcohol Toxicology Testing Laboratory.

 

Your Committee has amended this measure by 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 Judiciary & Hawaiian Affairs that is attached to this report, your Committee is in accord with the intent and purpose of S.B. No. 1411, S.D. 2, as amended herein, and recommends that it pass Second Reading in the form attached hereto as S.B. No. 1411, S.D. 2, H.D. 1, and be referred to your Committee on Finance.

 

 

Respectfully submitted on behalf of the members of the Committee on Judiciary & Hawaiian Affairs,

 

 

 

 

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DAVID A. TARNAS, Chair