STAND. COM. REP. NO. 441________

                                 Honolulu, Hawaii
                                                   , 1999

                                 RE: H.B. No. 1068
                                     H.D. 1

Honorable Calvin K.Y. Say
Speaker, House of Representatives
Twentieth State Legislature
Regular Session of 1999
State of Hawaii


     Your Committee on Consumer Protection and Commerce, to which
was referred H.B. No. 1068 entitled: 


begs leave to report as follows:

     The purpose of this bill is to provide for a quarterly
filing requirement for health maintenance organizations to allow
the insurance division to obtain financial information on a more
timely basis.

      The Department of Commerce and Consumer Affairs submitted
testimony in strong support of this measure, stating that the
amendment contained in this bill merely codifies the quarterly
filing requirements already being met by HMOs under a separate

     Your Committee has amended this measure by making technical,
nonsubstantive amendments for purposes of style and clarity.

     As affirmed by the record of votes of the members of your
Committee on Consumer Protection and Commerce that is attached to
this report, your Committee is in accord with the intent and
purpose of H.B. No. 1068, as amended herein, and recommends that
it be referred to the Committee on Finance in the form attached
hereto as H.B. No. 1068, H.D. 1.

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                                   Respectfully submitted on
                                   behalf of the members of the
                                   Committee on Consumer
                                   Protection and Commerce,

                                   RON MENOR, Chair