STAND. COM. REP. NO. 1952
RE: S.B. No. 500
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. 500, S.D. 1, H.D. 1, entitled:
"A BILL FOR AN ACT RELATING TO MENTAL HEALTH AT THE UNIVERSITY OF HAWAII,"
begs leave to report as follows:
The purpose of this measure is to appropriate funds for the University of Hawaii at Manoa to establish three additional permanent full-time equivalent mental health practitioner positions within the Division of Student Success' Counseling and Student Development Center.
Your Committee received testimony in support of this measure from the University of Hawai‘i System, Associated Students of the University of Hawai‘i, and three individuals.
Your Committee has amended this measure by leaving the number of full-time equivalent positions unspecified.
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. 500, S.D. 1, H.D. 1, as amended herein, and recommends that it pass Third Reading in the form attached hereto as S.B. No. 500, S.D. 1, H.D. 2.
Respectfully submitted on behalf of the members of the Committee on Finance,
KYLE T. YAMASHITA, Chair