STAND. COM. REP. NO. 3646
RE: H.B. No. 2694
Honorable Ronald D. Kouchi
President of the Senate
Twenty-Ninth State Legislature
Regular Session of 2018
State of Hawaii
Your Committee on Ways and Means, to which was referred H.B. No. 2694, H.D. 1, S.D. 1, entitled:
"A BILL FOR AN ACT RELATING TO FEES,"
begs leave to report as follows:
The purpose and intent of this measure is to require the Department of Health to furnish certified copies of birth certificates to homeless individuals free of charge, provided that the individual's homeless status is verified by a homeless service provider.
Your Committee received written comments in support of this measure from the Office of Hawaiian Affairs, Domestic Violence Action Center, and Oahu County Committee on Legislative Priorities of the Democratic Party of Hawaii.
Your Committee received written comments in opposition to this measure from the Department of Health.
Your Committee received written comments on this measure from the Department of Human Services and the Governor's Coordinator on Homelessness.
Your Committee finds that this measure will remove a financial burden for homeless individuals who attempt to obtain a certification of birth from the Department of Health.
Your Committee has amended this measure by making technical nonsubstantive changes for the purposes of clarity, consistency, and style.
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 H.B. No. 2694, H.D. 1, S.D. 1, as amended herein, and recommends that it pass Third Reading in the form attached hereto as H.B. No. 2694, H.D. 1, S.D. 2.
Respectfully submitted on behalf of the members of the Committee on Ways and Means,
DONOVAN M. DELA CRUZ, Chair