STAND. COM. REP. NO. 1403-12

 

Honolulu, Hawaii

, 2012

 

RE: H.R. No. 113

 

 

 

 

Honorable Calvin K.Y. Say

Speaker, House of Representatives

Twenty-Sixth State Legislature

Regular Session of 2012

State of Hawaii

 

Sir:

 

Your Committee on Health, to which was referred H.R. No. 113 entitled:

 

"HOUSE RESOLUTION DECLARING THE MONTH OF APRIL OF EACH YEAR AS AUTISM AWARENESS MONTH IN HAWAII,"

 

begs leave to report as follows:

 

The purpose of this measure is to proclaim the month of April of each year as "Autism Awareness Month" in Hawaii and to have the month serve as a special opportunity to educate the people of Hawaii about autism, particularly the importance of screening for autism spectrum disorder in young children.

 

State Council on Developmental Disabilities, Autism Speaks, Family Voices of Hawaii, and several individuals testified in support of this measure.

 

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. 113 and recommends its adoption.

 

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

 

 

 

 

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RYAN I. YAMANE, Chair