STAND. COM. REP. NO.  830-10


Honolulu, Hawaii

                , 2010


RE:   S.B. No. 2611

      S.D. 2

      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 S.B. No. 2611, S.D. 2, 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:


(1)  Requiring the clerk and real property assessment division of each county, at agreed upon intervals, to provide a list of names of all registered voters and individuals receiving real property tax exemptions to the Department of Health (DOH);


(2)  Requiring DOH, upon receipt, to verify the date of death for any person on the list; and


(3)  Authorizing DOH to charge fees for verifications.


     DOH, the City and County of Honolulu (C&C of Honolulu), County of Hawaii, County of Maui, and County of Kauai opposed this bill.  The C&C of Honolulu Office of the City Clerk submitted comments.

     Your Committee has amended this bill by replacing its substance with that of H.B. No. 2170, H.D. 1.  As amended this bill:


(1)  Amends the law requiring DOH to submit a list of deaths of citizens of voting age to the county clerks, by adding the requirement that DOH, within six weeks of the last day of each month and at no charge, provide each county's real property assessment division with a list of all persons age 18 and older whose deaths were recorded by DOH during the previous month; and


(2)  Becomes effective on July 1, 2020.


     Your Committee has further amended this bill by 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 S.B. No. 2611, S.D. 2, as amended herein, and recommends that it pass Second Reading in the form attached hereto as S.B. No. 2611, S.D. 2, H.D. 1, and be referred to the Committee on Finance.


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