STAND. COM. REP. NO.671-02
RE: H.B. No. 2506
Honorable Calvin K.Y. Say
Speaker, House of Representatives
Twenty-First State Legislature
Regular Session of 2002
State of Hawaii
Your Committee on Finance, to which was referred H.B. No. 2506 entitled:
"A BILL FOR AN ACT RELATING TO VITAL STATISTICS,"
begs leave to report as follows:
The purpose of this bill is to streamline and centralize the process for registering and recording vital events such as births, deaths, and marriages by allowing a designated representative of the Department of Health (DOH) in each county to process the records.
The Office of the Lieutenant Governor and DOH testified in support of this measure. The Office of Information Practices testified in support of the intent of the bill.
Your Committee has amended this bill by:
(1) Updating the language in section 338-18, Hawaii Revised Statutes, pertaining to the disclosure of records, to conform with the other statutory updates; and
(2) Making technical, nonsubstantive amendments for purposes of clarity and style.
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 H.B. No. 2506, as amended herein, and recommends that it pass Third Reading in the form attached hereto as H.B. No. 2506, H.D. 1.
Respectfully submitted on behalf of the members of the Committee on Finance,
DWIGHT Y. TAKAMINE, Chair