STAND. COM. REP. NO.  718-14


Honolulu, Hawaii

                , 2014


RE:   H.B. No. 1776

      H.D. 2





Honorable Joseph M. Souki

Speaker, House of Representatives

Twenty-Seventh State Legislature

Regular Session of 2014

State of Hawaii




     Your Committee on Finance, to which was referred H.B. No. 1776, H.D. 2, entitled:




begs leave to report as follows:


     The purpose of this measure is to support the health and well-being of students by:


     (1)  Adding a dental examination to existing medical requirements for initial entry into school in the State; and


     (2)  Requiring and funding the Board of Education to establish a pilot program to require a physical examination for entry into seventh grade in one complex area.


     The American Academy of Pediatrics, Hawaii Chapter, testified in support of the measure.  The Department of Education testified in opposition of the measure.  The Department of Health, State Council on Developmental Disabilities, Hawaii Primary Care Association, the Waianae Coast Comprehensive Health Center, and two individuals provided comments.

     As affirmed by the record of votes of the members of your Committee on Finance that is attached to this report, your Committee is in accord with the intent and purpose of H.B. No. 1776, H.D. 2, and recommends that it pass Third Reading.


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