STAND. COM. REP. NO. 322
RE: H.B. No. 979
Honorable Scott K. Saiki
Speaker, House of Representatives
Thirtieth State Legislature
Regular Session of 2019
State of Hawaii
Your Committee on Labor & Public Employment, to which was referred H.B. No. 979 entitled:
"A BILL FOR AN ACT RELATING TO THE HAWAII EMPLOYER-UNION HEALTH BENEFITS TRUST FUND COMPLIANCE WITH FEDERAL AND STATE LAWS,"
begs leave to report as follows:
(1) Amends the definition of "dependent-beneficiary" under the EUTF to conform with the federal Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act of 2010; and
(2) Amends references to marriages under the EUTF to conform with the state Civil Unions Law.
Your Committee has amended this measure by:
(1) Changing its effective date to January 1, 2050, to facilitate further discussion; and
(2) Making technical, nonsubstantive amendments for clarity, consistency, and style.
As affirmed by the record of votes of the members of your Committee on Labor & Public Employment that is attached to this report, your Committee is in accord with the intent and purpose of H.B. No. 979, as amended herein, and recommends that it pass Second Reading in the form attached hereto as H.B. No. 979, H.D. 1, and be referred to your Committee on Finance.
Respectfully submitted on behalf of the members of the Committee on Labor & Public Employment,
AARON LING JOHANSON, Chair