STAND. COM. REP. NO.534-02
RE: H.R. No. 2
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.R. No. 2 entitled:
"HOUSE RESOLUTION REQUESTING THE DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH, IN COoPERATION WITH THE DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION, TO ESTABLISH A SUN PROTECTION POLICY FOR ELEMENTARY SCHOOL CHILDREN AND A SUN PROTECTION PROGRAM TO EDUCATE ELEMENTARY SCHOOL CHILDREN AND THEIR PARENTS,"
begs leave to report as follows:
The purpose of this resolution is to request the Department of Health (DOH), with the cooperation of the Department of Education (DOE), to establish a sun protection policy (Policy) for elementary school children and a sun protection program (Program) to educate elementary school children and their parents.
The Hawaii Medical Association and several dermatologists testified in support of this measure. DOH and DOE supported the intent of this measure.
Your Committee finds that Iolani School has been successful in implementing a sun safety program at minimal cost and believes a similar program could be implemented in public elementary schools.
Your Committee has amended this resolution by:
(1) Including the American Cancer Society Hawaii Pacific as a collaborator in developing the Program and Policy and changing the title of the resolution to reflect this change; 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 concurs with the intent and purpose of H.R. No. 2, as amended herein, and recommends that it be referred to the Committee on Education in the form attached hereto as H.R. No. 2, H.D. 1.
Respectfully submitted on behalf of the members of the Committee on Health,
DENNIS A. ARAKAKI, Chair