STAND. COM. REP. NO. 1178-12
RE: S.B. No. 2398
Honorable Calvin K.Y. Say
Speaker, House of Representatives
Twenty-Sixth State Legislature
Regular Session of 2012
State of Hawaii
Your Committee on Consumer Protection & Commerce, to which was referred S.B. No. 2398, S.D. 2, H.D. 1, entitled:
"A BILL FOR AN ACT RELATING TO TATTOO ARTISTS,"
begs leave to report as follows:
(1) Restricting the sale of tattoo supplies;
(2) Requiring every tattoo artist license applicant to pass a blood borne pathogen test as a prerequisite for licensure and requiring a person holding a tattoo artist license to pass a blood borne pathogen test every two years;
(3) Prohibiting body modification or piercing at product or educational demonstrations;
(4) Prohibiting tattoo trade shows in the State until implementing rules are adopted by the Department of Health; and
(5) Establishing a tattoo artist task force to enhance the regulation of tattoo artists and report its findings and recommendations to the Legislature prior to the convening of the 2013 Regular Legislative Session.
The Chow Project and numerous individuals testified in support of this measure. Several individuals testified in support of this measure with amendments. The Department of Health testified in opposition to this measure. Four individuals provided comments.
As affirmed by the record of votes of the members of your Committee on Consumer Protection & Commerce that is attached to this report, your Committee is in accord with the intent and purpose of S.B. No. 2398, S.D. 2, H.D. 1, and recommends that it be referred to the Committee on Legislative Management.
Respectfully submitted on behalf of the members of the Committee on Consumer Protection & Commerce,
ROBERT N. HERKES, Chair