STAND. COM. REP. NO. 1767
RE: S.C.R. No. 143
Honorable Scott K. Saiki
Speaker, House of Representatives
Thirty-First State Legislature
Regular Session of 2021
State of Hawaii
Your Committee on Legislative Management, to which was referred S.C.R. No. 143, S.D. 1, entitled:
"SENATE CONCURRENT RESOLUTION REQUESTING THE AUDITOR TO CONDUCT A SOCIAL AND FINANCIAL ASSESSMENT OF PROPOSED MANDATORY HEALTH INSURANCE COVERAGE,"
begs leave to report as follows:
The purpose of this measure is to request the Auditor to conduct a social and financial assessment of proposed mandatory health insurance coverage for various reproductive health services, drugs, devices, products, and procedures.
Your Committee received testimony in support of this measure from the LGBT Caucus of the Democratic Party of Hawai‘i, American Association of University Women of Hawaii, Planned Parenthood Alliance Advocates, Hawaii Women's Coalition, and two individuals.
Your Committee finds that facilitating access to preventive sexual and reproductive health services and limiting out-of-pocket costs for preventive sexual and reproductive health services are in the public interest. Your Committee further finds that section 23-51, Hawaii Revised Statutes, requires that, prior to the consideration of any legislative measure that mandates health insurance coverage for specific health services, a concurrent resolution be passed requesting the Auditor to prepare and submit to the Legislature a report on the social and financial effects of the proposed mandatory coverage.
As affirmed by the record of votes of the members of your Committee on Legislative Management that is attached to this report, your Committee concurs with the intent and purpose of S.C.R. No. 143, S.D. 1, and recommends that it be referred to your Committee on Consumer Protection & Commerce.
Respectfully submitted on behalf of the members of the Committee on Legislative Management,
DALE T. KOBAYASHI, Chair