REPORT TITLE:
Constitutional Amendment


DESCRIPTION:
Proposes a constitutional amendment to prohibit any taxation of
hospitals and other health care facilities.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
                                            1738        
HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES                H.B. NO.           
TWENTIETH LEGISLATURE, 1999                                
STATE OF HAWAII                                            
                                                             
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                   A  BILL  FOR  AN  ACT

PROPOSING AN AMENDMENT TO ARTICLE VII OF THE HAWAII CONSTITUTION,
   TO PROHIBIT TAXATION OF HEALTH CARE FACILITIES, HEALTH
   MAINTENANCE ORGANIZATIONS, AND HOSPITAL AND MEDICAL SERVICE
   ASSOCIATIONS.
 

BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF HAWAII:

 1      SECTION 1.  The purpose of this Act is to propose an
 
 2 amendment to article VII of the Constitution of the State of
 
 3 Hawaii, by adding a new section that prohibits the taxation of
 
 4 any health care facilities, health maintenance organizations, and
 
 5 hospital and medical service associations.
 
 6      SECTION 2.  Article VII of the Constitution of the State of
 
 7 Hawaii is amended by adding a new section to be appropriately
 
 8 designated and to read as follows:
 
 9      "Section  .  No tax shall be levied by the State or any
 
10 political subdivision on any health care facility, health
 
11 maintenance organization, or hospital and medical service
 
12 association."
 
13      SECTION 3.  The question to be printed on the ballot shall
 
14 be as follows:
 
15      "Shall the State and counties be prohibited from any
 
16      taxation of a health care facility, health maintenance
 
17      organization, or a hospital and medical service
 
18      association?"
 

 
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 1      SECTION 4.  New constitutional material is underscored.
 
 2      SECTION 5.  This amendment shall take effect upon compliance
 
 3 with article XVII, section 3, of the Constitution of the State of
 
 4 Hawaii.
 
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 6                              INTRODUCED BY:______________________