STAND. COM. REP. NO. 1706_______

                                 Honolulu, Hawaii
                                                   , 1999

                                 RE: S.B. No. 825
                                     S.D. 2
                                     H.D. 2

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


     Your Committee on Judiciary and Hawaiian Affairs, to which
was referred S.B. No. 825, S.D. 2, H.D. 1, entitled: 


begs leave to report as follows:

     The purpose of this bill is to:

     (1)  Authorize employers to provide employees with up to one
          unpaid hour per working day to breastfeed or express
          milk; and

     (2)  Specify that it is a discriminatory practice to
          restrict or limit the right of a woman to breastfeed a
          child in a place of public accommodations.

     Your Committee received testimony in support of this bill
from the Department of Health, the Civil Rights Commission,
Healthy Mothers Healthy Babies Coalition of Hawaii, Kapiolani
Hospital, the Breastfeeding Promotion Counsel, Mothers Care for
Tomorrow's Children, and other concerned individuals.

     Your Committee amended this bill by deleting it contents and
incorporating provisions:

     (1)  Whereby an employer may provide employees with time
          during the work day for breastfeeding or expressing

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     (2)  Requiring the State Commission on the Status of Women
          to accumulate, compile, and publish information about
          instances of discrimination involving breastfeeding or
          expressing milk in the workplace;

     (3)  Prohibiting employers or labor organizations from
          refusing to hire or employ, or to bar or to discharge
          from employment, or withhold pay, demote, or penalize a
          lactating employee because an employee breastfeeds or
          expresses milk at the workplace;

     (4)  Modifying the findings and purpose section; 
     (5)  Making the Act effective upon its approval; and

     (6)  Making technical, nonsubstantive amendments for
          purposes of style and clarity.

     As affirmed by the record of votes of the members of your
Committee on Judiciary and Hawaiian Affairs that is attached to
this report, your Committee is in accord with the intent and
purpose of S.B. No. 825, S.D. 2. H.D. 1, as amended herein, and
recommends that it pass Third Reading in the form attached hereto
as S.B. No. 825, S.D. 2, H.D. 2.

                                   Respectfully submitted on
                                   behalf of the members of the
                                   Committee on Judiciary &
                                   Hawaiian Affairs,

                                   PAUL T. OSHIRO, Chair