STAND. COM. REP. NO. 2075
RE: S.B. No. 1594
Honorable Scott K. Saiki
Speaker, House of Representatives
Thirty-Second State Legislature
Regular Session of 2023
State of Hawaii
Your Committee on Finance, to which was referred S.B. No. 1594, S.D. 2, H.D. 1, entitled:
"A BILL FOR AN ACT RELATING TO CRISIS INTERVENTION,"
begs leave to report as follows:
(1) Establish an expanded Crisis Intervention and Diversion Activities Program within the Department of Health to expand existing crisis intervention and diversion activities to divert persons in crisis from the criminal justice system to the health care system; and
(2) Appropriate funds to support crisis intervention efforts.
Your Committee received testimony in support of this measure from the State Council on Mental Health, Hawaii Substance Abuse Coalition, and three individuals. Your Committee received comments on this measure from the Department of Health.
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 S.B. No. 1594, S.D. 2, H.D. 1, and recommends that it pass Third Reading.
Respectfully submitted on behalf of the members of the Committee on Finance,
KYLE T. YAMASHITA, Chair