HI lawmaker: Obama birth certificate bill tabled
HONOLULU – A proposal to sell copies of President Barack Obama’s birth records to anyone for $100 is going nowhere in the Hawaii Legislature.
The bill died when it didn’t get a hearing before a Friday deadline for bills to advance to their final committees.
House Health Committee Chairman Ryan Yamane said Thursday he won’t consider the legislation because he doesn’t think it’s appropriate to sell private information to the public — even if it’s the president’s birth documentation.
“We shouldn’t take knee-jerk reactions. Just because there are these people who want this information, that doesn’t mean we should change our state statute so a private, personal record could be accessible for $100,” said Yamane, a Democrat.