STAND. COM. REP. NO. 1643-18
RE: H.R. No. 73
Honorable Scott K. Saiki
Speaker, House of Representatives
Twenty-Ninth State Legislature
Regular Session of 2018
State of Hawaii
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 Hawai‘i System, Oahu County Committee on Legislative Priorities of the Democratic Party of Hawai‘i, Hawaiian Civic Club of Honolulu, Ho‘omana 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,
KANIELA ING, Chair