STAND. COM. REP. NO. 1643-18

 

Honolulu, Hawaii

, 2018

 

RE: H.R. No. 73

 

 

 

 

Honorable Scott K. Saiki

Speaker, House of Representatives

Twenty-Ninth State Legislature

Regular Session of 2018

State of Hawaii

 

Sir:

 

Your Committee on Ocean, Marine Resources, & Hawaiian Affairs, to which was referred H.R. No. 73 entitled:

 

"HOUSE RESOLUTION REQUESTING THE UNITED STATES CONGRESS TO AMEND THE NATIVE HAWAIIAN HEALTH CARE IMPROVEMENT ACT TO ENSURE THAT THE ACT RECEIVES PERMANENT FUNDING,"

 

begs leave to report as follows:

 

The purpose of this measure is to request the United States Congress to amend the Native Hawaiian Health Care Improvement Act to ensure that the Act receives permanent funding to provide Native Hawaiians with the same assurance given to other indigenous peoples in the United States regarding federal funding for health programs and services.

 

The University of Hawaii System, Oahu County Committee on Legislative Priorities of the Democratic Party of Hawaii, Hawaiian Civic Club of Honolulu, Hoomana Pono, LLC, and a concerned individual testified in support of this measure. The Center for Hawaiian Sovereignty Studies testified in opposition to this measure.

 

As affirmed by the record of votes of the members of your Committee on Ocean, Marine Resources, & Hawaiian Affairs that is attached to this report, your Committee concurs with the intent and purpose of H.R. No. 73 and recommends that it be referred to your Committee on Finance.

Respectfully submitted on behalf of the members of the Committee on Ocean, Marine Resources, & Hawaiian Affairs,

 

 

 

 

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KANIELA ING, Chair