STAND. COM. REP. NO. 2009
RE: S.B. No. 2021
Honorable Robert Bunda
President of the Senate
Twenty-First State Legislature
Regular Session of 2002
State of Hawaii
Your Committee on Health and Human Services, to which was referred S.B. No. 2021 entitled:
"A BILL FOR AN ACT RELATING TO ENROLLMENT IN THE CHILDREN'S HEALTH INSURANCE PROGRAM,"
begs leave to report as follows:
The purpose of this measure, as received, is to created a finders fee of $80 to associations who enrolls a child into the states children's health insurance program.
Testimony in opposition to this measure was submitted by the Department of Human Services.
Your Committee finds that there are not enough children enrolling in the State's children's health insurance program. This measure provides a creative way to increase enrollment, however, the incentive program would be too costly. Therefore, your Committee has amended this measure by deleting its contents and replacing it with the requirement that the Department of Human Services work with the Department of Education to develop an application form to be included in the free lunch application. Your Committee believes that this would be a more cost-effective approach because many of those who qualify for the free lunch will also qualify for the State's children's health insurance program.
As affirmed by the record of votes of the members of your Committee on Health and Human Services that is attached to this report, your Committee is in accord with the intent and purpose of S.B. No. 2021, as amended herein, and recommends that it pass Second Reading in the form attached hereto as S.B. No. 2021, S.D. 1, and be referred to the Committee on Ways and Means.
Respectfully submitted on behalf of the members of the Committee on Health and Human Services,
DAVID MATSUURA, Chair