HI bill would give anyone Obama birth info for fee

HONOLULU (AP) — Moving to dispel claims that President Barack Obama was not born in Hawaii, his supporters in the state’s legislature have introduced a bill that would allow anyone to get a copy of his birth records for a $100 fee.

The idea behind the measure is to end skepticism over Obama’s birthplace while raising a little money for a government with a projected budget deficit exceeding $800 million over the next two years.

“If it passes, it will calm the birthers down,” said the bill’s primary sponsor, Rep. Rida Cabanilla. “All these people are still doubting it because they don’t want the birth certificate from Obama. They want it from our state office.”

The bill introduced this week would change a privacy law barring the release of birth records unless the requester is someone with a tangible interest, such as a close family member.

It was introduced by five Democrats but has not yet been scheduled for a public hearing, a required step before it can move forward. A decision on considering the bill will be made by the House’s Democratic leadership and committee chairmen.

So-called “birthers” claim there’s no proof Obama was born in the United States, and he is therefore ineligible to be president. Many of the skeptics question whether he was actually born in Kenya, his father’s home country.

The Obama campaign issued a certification of live birth in 2008, an official document from the state showing the president’s Aug. 4, 1961, birth date, his birth city and name, and his parents’ names and races.

Hawaii’s former health director also has said she verified Obama’s original records. And notices were published in two local newspapers within days of his birth at a Honolulu hospital.

Democratic Gov. Neil Abercrombie, who was a friend of Obama’s parents and knew him as a child, said last month he wanted to release more of the state’s birth information about Obama. But he ended the effort last week when the state attorney general told him that privacy laws bar disclosure of an individual’s birth documentation without the person’s consent.

The new legislation to release records may run into similar legal problems because of Hawaii’s strong constitutional privacy protections, said Rep. John Mizuno, a co-sponsor of the bill.

“If people really want to confirm Barack Obama is born in Hawaii, that’s fine,” Mizuno said. “I don’t have a problem with looking at innovative ways to bring revenue to the state. The taxpayers deserve a break.”

The $100 fee would help offset the extra work by state employees who handle frequent phone calls and e-mails from people who believe Obama was born elsewhere, Cabanilla said.

But the number of birther requests has been declining from the 10 to 20 weekly inquiries received early last year, according to the Department of Health.

“Requests have decreased significantly over the years. Currently we receive anywhere from zero to five per week,” said department spokeswoman Janice Okubo.

The Health Department is still reviewing the bill, Okubo said.

House Health Committee Chairman Ryan Yamane didn’t immediately return messages seeking comment on whether he would hold a hearing on the bill.



HB1116, http://capitol.hawaii.gov/


    What follows is out there all over the entire NET, many blogs, many sites;


    If Mr Obama tries to run for president on 2012 the situation would be similar like in the case of Mr Emmanuel in Chicago….just walk with me;

    Does anyone surprised? Actually nobody is supose to be surprised.

    Emmanuel…”legibility” is in as result of manipulatory tactics and devious endevours equal to the ones used to push Obama to occupy the presidential site.

    Both men emmanuel and Obama are both products of the CHICAGO CORRUPTED POLITICAL ATMOSPHERE
    Care to see something briefly? …very well, just to promote curiousity;
    DC Knows that Obama is Ineligible for Office
    Wednesday, December 23, 2009
    He was born in Mombassa, Kenya
    D. Conclusion
    This Court should issue a temporary restraining order, prohibiting Obama from being formally confirmed as the Democratic Party nominee for President of the United States, and enjoining Obama, the DNC, and persons acting in concert with them or in their behalf, from continuing to solicit donations for his candidacy, pending expedited discovery and a prompt hearing, at which time Obama’s and the DNC’s attorneys can satisfy the Court, by appropriate testimonial and documentary evidence, that Obama qualifies as a natural-born citizen of the United States, and if elected will be eligible under the Constitution to serve in that office.
    So there you have it.The current admistration moves on basis of DECEPTION, CORRUPTION, FRAUD.
    Input anyone?
    Daniel Cabrera

    Read more: http://dailycaller.com/2011/01/27/obama-faces-tricky-task-in-building-2012-campaign-platform/#ixzz1CM1SvNQ7

  • kingfish

    Perhaps these Hawaiians haven’t heard that their new governor searched high and low at the hospitals and in Hawaii’s birth records, and Obama’s birth certificate could NOT be found. The reason?…..He wasn’t BORN in Hawaii! They’d better look FIRST to see if they have a “product” to sell!

  • kingfish

    White House Insider – 100% Certain There’s an Issue with Birth Certificate
    newsflavor.com/world/usa-canada/white-house-insider-proceed-at-your-own-peril/ (no www)

  • Ryan.Iowa

    The Hawaii Democrats should be careful about this. Charging money opens up to charges of fraud if requests are for the actual long form birth certificate but they still keep producing the “certificate of live birth”. They’re not the same thing. It can also lead to standing if such a scenario lands itself in court.

  • Callie369

    As the age required to be president is part of the U.S. Constitution, we have the RIGHT to proof of his birth WITHOUT CHARGE.

    Dumbama is a lying coward. He will not release school/college transcripts because his grades were atrocious. He was made editor of the Harvard Review because he was black. It seems his tuition was paid by foreign muslims. What do, and are, these muslims expect/receive from Dumbama in return? The idiot is working overtime to sell out this country. GOD help us if he gets re-elected. We will go the way of Rome while Nero fiddled!

  • Amazingoly

    Save your money, as several states are drafting legislation to mandate anyone running for president in 2012 to produce the long form birth certificate, OR their name won’t be placed on the ballot. What will he do now?

    • Ryan.Iowa

      Obama will just worry about the safest states to get him to 270 electoral votes then. It’s key that Battleground states like Ohio, Florida, *Arizona*, Michigan, and Pennsylvania pursue this legislation, although I’m certain the Obama campaign, via the various state Democratic parties, will try to sue these legislative actions into court to stop them from going into effect by election day 2012.

  • IMcasualcat

    Gawd I want the meds you people are on …. if (as is undisputed fact) his mom was American …. then it does not matter where he was born …. HE IS AMERICAN.
    Unless you want to include John McCain in this witch hunt as he was born in Panama.

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Jim-Noord/100000092715925 Jim Noord

    Yep, Obama was born “a poor black child” alright.

    This whole thing stinks of dog poop and poi.

    NOW The Democrat Governor was a family friend of Obamas when he was a child? I thought he was poor and raised by his poor grandmother and his mother moved to Washington State to go to school?

    Democratic Gov. Neil Abercrombie (and finch???) as a “friend of the Family” would have a vested interest in this matter. Wonder how much of the $100 he is getting?

    I would suppose the “Franklin Mint” is printing these up? Again, only a copy….with a “certificate of authenticity” in a leatherette binder with the look and feel of hand tooled leather. Each hand numbered and painted to reflect a true 50 year old document from the 57th state.

    Well they have had 2 years of depression now, easy enough to forge a document. Enough crooked accountants and artists out of work.

    This guy is a real piece of work, “The Black Capone”!!!!

  • LordHowardHurts

    Forget all the “talkers”, republican or democrat. It is time for President Obama to lead, and to produce his own long form birth certificate. This country is slowly drifting into chaos, and for the sake of unity and honesty, he needs not only to make his long form birth certificate available, but he needs to release all his school records, his college writings, his student loan records, and all his passport records. Transparency is the best policy. If you want another idea on this subject read my posting: http://freedomfiles.blogspot.com/2010/12/obamas-is-natural-born-citizen.html Lord Howard Hurts

    • cong

      Change your screen name to: “IHuffGasForBreakfast”

      • RoadtoFREEDOM

        coming from a guy with a perfectly unflattering and worthless screen name, I’d suggest no one listen to your advice on anything… except how to pull off living in mom’s basement well past becoming an adult… and I use ‘adult’ purely for descriptive purposes, not because of merit.

  • RoadtoFREEDOM

    A hundred bucks? wow… Hey, Obama… YOU should stop spending MILLIONS to hide all your transcripts and records and just go buy a birth certificate from your pals in Hawaii and just give THAT as proof you were born there.

    • cong

      Send in the clowns…

      Do you huff spray paint or something?

      • RoadtoFREEDOM

        Hit a nerve, Cong? Or did your mom just run low on Fruit Roll Ups in the basement fridge? Send your resume to Media Matters… you could get paid for being a lefty dweeb online and move out of mom’s…