Honolulu, Hawaii
                                                   , 1999

                                 RE: S.B. No. 1235
                                     S.D. 1
                                     H.D. 1

Honorable Calvin K.Y. Say
Speaker, House of Representatives
Twentieth State Legislature
Regular Session of 1999
State of Hawaii


     Your Committee on Consumer Protection and Commerce, to which
was referred S.B. No. 1235, S.D. 1, entitled: 


begs leave to report as follows:

     The purpose of this bill is to stimulate the responsible
growth of alternative medicine in Hawaii by establishing a
governor's task force to conduct collaborative examination and
discussion of the field of alternative medicine.

     Your Committee received testimony from the Hawaii Medical
Service Association in support of the bill, and from the
Department of Health (DOH), supporting alternative medicine
organizations and agencies, but opposing this bill because of its
impact on the limited resources of DOH.

     Your Committee has amended this measure by deleting its
substance and replacing the provisions of the bill with language
from H.B. No. 790, H.D. 1, a bill passed out earlier this session
by your Committee.  Your Committee has done so to continue
discussion and constructive resolution of the issues raised by
H.B. No. 790, H.D. 1.  As amended, this measure:

     (1)  Requires the adjutant general to adopt hurricane
          resistant shelter criteria for new public school
          buildings designated as hurricane shelters and built
          after June 30, 2000; and

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     (2)  Provides that the state or counties may identify and
          designate those new school buildings planned, designed,
          constructed, and equipped:

          (a)  After June 30, 2000, that shall comply with
               hurricane resistant shelter criteria adopted by
               the adjutant general; and

          (b)  Before July 1, 2000, that shall comply to the
               extent feasible with hurricane resistant shelter
               criteria established by the adjutant general on
               July 29, 1997.

     As affirmed by the record of votes of the members of your
Committee on Consumer Protection and Commerce that is attached to
this report, your Committee is in accord with the intent and
purpose of S.B. No. 1235, S.D. 1, as amended herein, and
recommends that it pass Second Reading in the form attached
hereto as S.B. No. 1235, S.D. 1, H.D. 1, and be referred to the
Committee on Finance.

                                   Respectfully submitted on
                                   behalf of the members of the
                                   Committee on Consumer
                                   Protection and Commerce,

                                   RON MENOR, Chair