STAND. COM. REP. NO. 1046
RE: S.B. No. 500
Honorable Ronald D. Kouchi
President of the Senate
Thirty-Second State Legislature
Regular Session of 2023
State of Hawaii
Your Committee on Ways and Means, to which was referred S.B. No. 500 entitled:
"A BILL FOR AN ACT RELATING TO MENTAL HEALTH AT THE UNIVERSITY OF HAWAII,"
begs leave to report as follows:
The purpose and intent of this measure is to appropriate moneys for the establishment of three mental health practitioner positions within the University of Hawaii's Counseling and Student Development Center.
Your Committee received written comments in support of this measure from the University of Hawaii and two individuals.
Your Committee finds that establishing additional full-time mental health practitioner positions within the University of Hawaii's Counseling and Student Development Center will allow the Center to more effectively provide clinical support to students.
Your Committee has amended this measure by changing the effective date to July 1, 2050, to facilitate further discussion on the measure.
As affirmed by the record of votes of the members of your Committee on Ways and Means that is attached to this report, your Committee is in accord with the intent and purpose of S.B. No. 500, as amended herein, and recommends that it pass Third Reading in the form attached hereto as S.B. No. 500, S.D. 1.
Respectfully submitted on behalf of the members of the Committee on Ways and Means,
DONOVAN M. DELA CRUZ, Chair