STAND. COM. REP. NO.  226-10


Honolulu, Hawaii

                , 2010


RE:   H.B. No. 2170

      H.D. 1





Honorable Calvin K.Y. Say

Speaker, House of Representatives

Twenty-Fifth State Legislature

Regular Session of 2010

State of Hawaii




     Your Committee on Health, to which was referred H.B. No. 2170 entitled:




begs leave to report as follows:


     The purpose of this bill is to ensure a more equitable distribution of taxes among real property owners by requiring the Department of Health (DOH), within six weeks of the last day of each month and at no charge, to provide each county's real property assessment division a list of all persons age 18 and older whose deaths were recorded by DOH during the previous month.


     The Mayor of the County of Hawaii, City and County of Honolulu Real Property Assessment Division, County of Kauai Real Property Assessment Division, and County of Maui Real Property Tax Division supported this bill.  The City and County of Honolulu Office of the City Clerk submitted Comments.


     Your Committee has amended this bill by:


(1)  Changing the effective date to July 1, 2020, to encourage further discussion; and


(2)  Making technical, nonsubstantive changes for clarity, consistency, and style.


     As affirmed by the record of votes of the members of your Committee on Health that is attached to this report, your Committee is in accord with the intent and purpose of H.B. No. 2170, as amended herein, and recommends that it pass Second Reading in the form attached hereto as H.B. No. 2170, H.D. 1, and be referred to the Committee on Finance.


Respectfully submitted on behalf of the members of the Committee on Health,