STAND. COM. REP. NO.  1324

 

Honolulu, Hawaii

                , 2009

 

RE:   H.C.R. No. 59

      H.D. 1

 

 

 

 

Honorable Calvin K.Y. Say

Speaker, House of Representatives

Twenty-Fifth State Legislature

Regular Session of 2009

State of Hawaii

 

Sir:

 

     Your Committees on Education and Health, to which was referred H.C.R. No. 59 entitled:

 

"HOUSE CONCURRENT RESOLUTION REQUESTING THE BOARD OF EDUCATION TO DEVELOP A POLICY TO INCLUDE VEGETARIAN AND VEGAN MEAL OPTIONS IN ALL SCHOOL MENU PLANS,"

 

beg leave to report as follows:

 

     The purpose of this measure is to request the Board of Education to develop a policy to include vegetarian and vegan meal options in all school menu plans. The Department of Education is requested to post on its website a list of schools that have vegetarian and vegan menu options.

 

     The Hawaii Medical Service Association (HMSA) and several concerned individuals testified in support of the measure. The Department of Education offered comments.

 

     Your Committee has amended this measure by:

 

     (1)  Removing all instances of "vegan" from the measure; and

 

     (2)  Changing the title of the concurrent resolution to read,
          "REQUESTING THE BOARD OF EDUCATION TO DEVELOP A POLICY
          TO OFFER VEGETARIAN MEALS ON A REGULAR BASIS IN ALL
          SCHOOL MENU PLANS."

 

     As affirmed by the records of votes of the members of your Committees on Education and Health that are attached to this report, your Committees concur with the intent and purpose of H.C.R. No. 59, as amended herein, and recommend that it be referred to the Committee on Finance, in the form attached hereto as H.C.R. No. 59, H.D. 1.

 

Respectfully submitted on behalf of the members of the Committees on Education and Health,

 

 

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RYAN I. YAMANE, Chair

 

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ROY TAKUMI, Chair