STAND. COM. REP. NO.1022-02
RE: H.C.R. No. 8
Honorable Calvin K.Y. Say
Speaker, House of Representatives
Twenty-First State Legislature
Regular Session of 2002
State of Hawaii
Your Committee on Higher Education, to which was referred H.C.R. No. 8 entitled:
"HOUSE CONCURRENT RESOLUTION URGING THE UNIVERSITY OF HAWAII MEDICAL SCHOOL TO ESTABLISH AN OFFICE OF SMOKING AND HEALTH WITHIN THE NEW HEALTH AND WELLNESS CENTER,"
begs leave to report as follows:
The purpose of this concurrent resolution is to establish an Office of Smoking and Health within the new University Health and Wellness Center.
The Hawaii Medical Service Association, Coalition for a Tobacco Free Hawaii, and the West Hawaii Tobacco Free Coalition submitted testimony in support of this concurrent resolution. The University of Hawaii and American Lung Association of Hawaii submitted testimony in support of the intent of this concurrent resolution.
Your Committee finds that establishing an Office of Smoking and Health will ensure that the moneys from the Hawaii tobacco settlement fund will be used for their intended purpose.
As affirmed by the record of votes of the members of your Committee on Higher Education that is attached to this report, your Committee concurs with the intent and purpose of H.C.R. No. 8 and recommends that it be referred to the Committee on Finance.
Respectfully submitted on behalf of the members of the Committee on Higher Education,
ROY TAKUMI, Chair