STAND. COM. REP. NO.178-02
RE: H.B. No. 1900
Honorable Calvin K.Y. Say
Speaker, House of Representatives
Twenty-First State Legislature
Regular Session of 2002
State of Hawaii
Your Committee on Health, to which was referred H.B. No. 1900 entitled:
"A BILL FOR AN ACT RELATING TO INTOXICATING LIQUOR,"
begs leave to report as follows:
The purpose of this bill is to require premises licensed to sell intoxicating liquor to post warning signs on the possible effects of consuming alcohol while pregnant.
The Arc in Hawaii and the Arc of Kauai submitted testimony in strong support of this measure.
Your Committee recognizes that drinking during pregnancy can cause fetal alcohol syndrome and that this is preventable through education.
Your Committee has amended this bill by:
(1) Specifying the language and size requirements of the posted signs; and
(2) Making technical, nonsubstantive amendments for purposes of clarity and style.
As affirmed by the record of votes of the members of your Committee on Health that is attached to this report, your Committee is in accord with the intent and purpose of H.B. No. 1900, as amended herein, and recommends that it pass Second Reading in the form attached hereto as H.B. No. 1900, H.D. 1, and be referred to the Committee on Consumer Protection and Commerce.
Respectfully submitted on behalf of the members of the Committee on Health,
DENNIS A. ARAKAKI, Chair