STAND. COM. REP. NO. 1853-18
RE: H.C.R. No. 52
Honorable Scott K. Saiki
Speaker, House of Representatives
Twenty-Ninth State Legislature
Regular Session of 2018
State of Hawaii
Your Committee on Consumer Protection & Commerce, to which was referred H.C.R. No. 52 entitled:
"HOUSE CONCURRENT RESOLUTION URGING THE NATIONAL FOOTBALL LEAGUE TO ALLOW INJURED PLAYERS TO USE CANNABIDIOL IN PILL OR LIQUID FORM, IN LIEU OF OPIOIDS, TO ADDRESS THE PAIN FROM THEIR WORK-RELATED INJURIES,"
begs leave to report as follows:
The purpose of this measure is to urge the National Football League to allow injured players to use cannabidiol in pill or liquid form to address the pain from their work-related injuries.
Prior to holding a hearing on this measure, your Committee made available for public review a proposed draft of H.C.R. No. 52, H.D. 1 (Proposed Draft). The Proposed Draft deleted the contents of this measure and inserted the substance of H.C.R. No. 135, which requests the Auditor to conduct a sunrise analysis assessing the social and financial effects of mandating health insurance coverage for the costs of medically necessary transportation to the continental United States for qualifying patients as proposed in H.B. No. 687, H.D. 2.
Hawai‘i Pacific Health, Hawaii Medical Service Association, Kaiser Permanente Hawai‘i, and several individuals testified in support of this measure.
Your Committee has amended this measure by adopting the Proposed Draft titled "REQUESTING THE AUDITOR TO ASSESS BOTH THE SOCIAL AND FINANCIAL EFFECTS OF PROPOSED MANDATED HEALTH INSURANCE COVERAGE FOR THE COSTS OF MEDICALLY NECESSARY TRANSPORTATION TO THE CONTINENTAL UNITED STATES FOR QUALIFYING PATIENTS."
Your Committee has further amended this measure by:
(1) Deleting the request that the Auditor assess whether the federal Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act would require the State to defray the costs of the coverage mandate proposed in H.B. No. 687, H.D. 2; and
(2) Making technical, nonsubstantive amendments for the purpose of clarity.
As affirmed by the record of votes of the members of your Committee on Consumer Protection & Commerce that is attached to this report, your Committee concurs with the intent and purpose of H.C.R. No. 52, as amended herein, and recommends its adoption in the form attached hereto as H.C.R. No. 52, H.D. 1.
Respectfully submitted on behalf of the members of the Committee on Consumer Protection & Commerce,
ROY M. TAKUMI, Chair