STAND. COM. REP. NO.1272-02
RE: H.R. No. 138
Honorable Calvin K.Y. Say
Speaker, House of Representatives
Twenty-First State Legislature
Regular Session of 2002
State of Hawaii
Your Committee on Legislative Management, to which was referred H.R. No. 138 entitled:
"HOUSE RESOLUTION URGING THE DESIGNATION OF ALL AREAS OF THE STATE CAPITOL AS A SMOKE-FREE WORKPLACE,"
begs leave to report as follows:
The purpose of this resolution is to urge the designation of all areas of the State Capitol as a completely smoke-free building with appropriate "No Smoking" signs to be posted and existing ashtrays removed.
The Department of Health, Hawaii Medical Service Association, Tobacco Control Committee, American Lung Association of Hawaii, American Heart Association of Hawaii, Kaiser Permanente, Coalition for a Tobacco Free Hawaii, American Cancer Society Hawaii Pacific, Inc., Hawaii Association of Independent Schools, and numerous individuals testified in support of this measure.
The Department of Accounting and General Services opposed this measure.
Your Committee has amended this resolution by:
(1) Recognizing that the Speaker of the House of Representatives and the Senate President are responsible for establishing the smoking policy at the State Capitol; and
(2) Making technical, nonsubstantive amendments for purposes of style and clarity.
As affirmed by the record of votes of the members of your Committee on Legislative Management that is attached to this report, your Committee concurs with the intent and purpose of H.R. No. 138, as amended herein, and recommends its adoption in the form attached hereto as H.R. No. 138, H.D. 1.
Respectfully submitted on behalf of the members of the Committee on Legislative Management,
NATHAN SUZUKI, Chair