STAND. COM. REP. NO. 1601
RE: H.R. No. 203
Honorable Scott K. Saiki
Speaker, House of Representatives
Thirty-Second State Legislature
Regular Session of 2023
State of Hawaii
Your Committee on Human Services, to which was referred H.R. No. 203 entitled:
"HOUSE RESOLUTION REQUESTING THE DEPARTMENT OF HUMAN SERVICES TO STUDY PROVIDING CERTAIN HEALTH INSURANCE COVERAGE FOR ALL CHILDREN AND PREGNANT PERSONS WHO WOULD OTHERWISE QUALIFY FOR COVERAGE IF NOT FOR THEIR IMMIGRATION STATUS,"
begs leave to report as follows:
The purpose of this measure Request the Department of Human Services to study providing certain health insurance coverage for all children and pregnant persons who would otherwise qualify for coverage if not for their immigration status.
Your Committee received testimony in support of this measure from the Hawaii Coalition for Human Rights, Hawaii Children's Action Network Speaks!, Hawaii Friends of Civil Rights, and three individuals. Your Committee received comments on this measure from the Department of Human Services.
Your Committee has amended this measure by:
(1) Changing the due date of the report to be submitted to the Legislature from no later than October 31, 2023 to no later than December 15, 2023.
As affirmed by the record of votes of the members of your Committee on Human Services that is attached to this report, your Committee concurs with the intent and purpose of H.R. No. 203, as amended herein, and recommends that it be referred to your Committee on Finance in the form attached hereto as H.R. No. 203, H.D. 1.
Respectfully submitted on behalf of the members of the Committee on Human Services,
JOHN M. MIZUNO, Chair