STAND. COM. REP. NO.2805
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 Ways and Means, to which was referred S.B. No. 2021, S.D. 1, 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 is to increase enrollment of eligible children into the Children's Health Insurance Program.
To accomplish this, the bill requires the Department of Education to include, in its application for the school lunch program, an application for enrollment in the Children's Health Insurance Program. The bill further requires the Department of Education and the Department of Human Services to work together in developing the application and coordinating the dissemination of the health insurance program application information. The Department of Human Services is responsible for compiling and reviewing the applications and administering the Children's Health Insurance Program.
Your Committee finds that this bill will provide a cost-effective way to increase enrollment in the Children's Health Insurance Program.
Upon further consideration, your Committee has amended this measure by making technical nonsubstantive changes for the purposes of clarity and consistency.
As affirmed by the record of votes of the members of your Committee on Ways and Means that is attached to this report, your Committee is in accord with the intent and purpose of S.B. No. 2021, S.D. 1, as amended herein, and recommends that it pass Third Reading in the form attached hereto as S.B. No. 2021, S.D. 2.
Respectfully submitted on behalf of the members of the Committee on Ways and Means,
BRIAN T. TANIGUCHI, Chair