HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES
THIRTY-SECOND LEGISLATURE, 2023
STATE OF HAWAII
A BILL FOR AN ACT
RELATING TO PURCHASES OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES.
BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF HAWAII:
SECTION 1. The purpose of this Act is to amend the procurement laws relating to purchases of health and human services by abolishing the community council on purchase of health and human services. The community council was established in 1997 by section 103F-202, Hawaii Revised Statutes, for the purpose of providing input and advising the state procurement administrator in developing the rules, infrastructure, and procedures for procuring health and human services. More than twenty-five years later, the rules are well established and both providers and purchasing agencies are accustomed to the procurement process. Any further rule changes can be managed through the procurement policy board.
SECTION 2. Section 103F-202, Hawaii Revised Statutes, is repealed.
[§103F-202] Community council. (a)
There is established a community council on purchase of health and human
services. The community council shall be
comprised of no more than nine voting members, and one non-voting, ex-officio
member of the interagency committee on purchase of health or human services
designated by the majority of the members of the committee. There shall be a member from each county,
except the county of Kalawao, and up to five members interested in health,
human services, employment, or the provision of services to children and youth. (b) Voting members shall be appointed by the
governor and serve for four years. Each
voting member shall serve until the member's successor is appointed. Section 26-34 shall apply insofar as it
relates to the number of terms and consecutive number of years a member may
serve on the council. (c) Members shall serve without compensation, but
shall be reimbursed for actual expenses, including travel expenses, necessary
for the performance of their duties. (d) The community council shall advise the
administrator about or assist the administrator in: (1) Market or business conditions facing
providers; (2) Securing input from providers to
facilitate agency decision-making to assess needs, plan, budget, and purchase
health and human services; (3) Facilitating provider participation
in the process used by state agencies to plan for and purchase health and human
services; (4) Establishing schedules for planning
and purchasing health and human services in relation to the annual and biennial
budget cycles; (5) Developing criteria to evaluate
proposals to provide health and human services, and for restrictive purchases
under section 103F-403; and (6) The needs of purchasing agencies and
providers for education and training to improve planning for or purchasing of
health and human services."]
SECTION 3. Statutory material to be repealed is bracketed and stricken.
SECTION 4. This Act shall take effect on June 30, 3000.
Purchases of Health and Human Services; Community Council
Abolishes the community council on purchase of health and human services. Effective 6/30/3000. (HD1)
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