STAND. COM. REP. NO.  821-10


Honolulu, Hawaii

                , 2010


RE:   S.B. No. 2729

      S.D. 2

      H.D. 1





Honorable Calvin K.Y. Say

Speaker, House of Representatives

Twenty-Fifth State Legislature

Regular Session of 2010

State of Hawaii




     Your Committee on Health, to which was referred S.B. No. 2729, S.D. 2, entitled:




begs leave to report as follows:


     The purpose of this bill is to ensure that people are protected from vaccine-preventable diseases by authorizing the Department of Health (DOH) to establish and maintain a single repository of immunization records, to be known as the "Hawaii Immunization Registry", to aid, coordinate, and help promote efficient and cost-effective screening, prevention, and control of these diseases.


     DOH, Hawaii Family Forum, Hawaii Catholic Conference, Hawaii Primary Care Association, Hawaii Association of Independent Schools, Hawaii Association of Health Plans, Hawaii Medical Service Association, and Kaiser Permanente testified in support of this bill.  The American Civil Liberties Union of Hawaii offered comments.


     Your Committee has amended this measure by:


(1)  Changing the effective date to July 1, 2050, to encourage further discussion; and


(2)  Making technical, nonsubstantive changes for clarity, consistency, 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 S.B. No. 2729, S.D. 2, as amended herein, and recommends that it pass Second Reading in the form attached hereto as S.B. No. 2729, S.D. 2, H.D. 1, and be referred to the Committee on Finance.


Respectfully submitted on behalf of the members of the Committee on Health,