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HOUSE CONCURRENT RESOLUTION NO. 35
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SMALL BUSINESS HEALTH INSURANCE - Stating findings of the Legislature and
authorizing the appointment of an interim committee to undertake and
complete a study of the feasibility and expense of providing small
businesses easier and cheaper alternatives for providing their employees
with affordable health insurance.
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]]]] LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF IDAHO ]]]]
Fifty-ninth Legislature Second Regular Session - 2008
IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES
HOUSE CONCURRENT RESOLUTION NO. 35
BY BUSINESS COMMITTEE
1 A CONCURRENT RESOLUTION
2 STATING FINDINGS OF THE LEGISLATURE AND AUTHORIZING THE LEGISLATIVE COUNCIL TO
3 APPOINT A COMMITTEE TO UNDERTAKE AND COMPLETE A STUDY OF THE FEASIBILITY
4 AND EXPENSE OF PROVIDING SMALL BUSINESSES BETTER ACCESS TO AFFORDABLE
5 HEALTH INSURANCE.
6 Be It Resolved by the Legislature of the State of Idaho:
7 WHEREAS, access to affordable health care and affordable health insurance
8 is a huge issue facing Idaho small businesses; and
9 WHEREAS, small businesses find traditional underwriting practices make it
10 difficult to provide affordable health insurance for their employees; and
11 WHEREAS, small businesses in Idaho find it more difficult to provide
12 affordable health insurance to their workers than do larger businesses; and
13 WHEREAS, it would be desirable to have more Idaho small businesses provide
14 health insurance to their workers.
15 NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED by the members of the Second Regular Ses-
16 sion of the Fifty-ninth Idaho Legislature, the House of Representatives and
17 the Senate concurring therein, that the Legislative Council is authorized to
18 appoint a committee to undertake and complete a study of the feasibility and
19 expense of providing small businesses easier and cheaper alternatives for pro-
20 viding their employees with affordable health insurance. The Legislative Coun-
21 cil shall determine the number of legislators and membership from each house
22 appointed to the committee and shall authorize the committee to receive input,
23 advice and assistance from interested and affected parties who are not members
24 of the legislature.
25 BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that nonlegislative members of the committee may be
26 appointed by the cochairs of the committee who are appointed by the Legisla-
27 tive Council. Nonlegislative members of the committee shall not be reimbursed
28 from legislative funds for per diem, mileage or other expenses and shall not
29 have voting privileges regarding the committee's recommendations or proposed
31 BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that the committee shall report its findings, rec-
32 ommendations and proposed legislation, if any, to the First Regular Session of
33 the Sixtieth Idaho Legislature.
STATEMENT OF PURPOSE
Directs the Legislative Council to create an interim committee to
study and recommend solutions to assist small business owners pay
for health insurance for themselves and their employees.
Approximately $10,000 to be paid out of the Legislative account.
Name: Rep. Branden J. Durst
STATEMENT OF PURPOSE/FISCAL NOTE HCR 35