STAND. COM. REP. NO.  1651-14

 

Honolulu, Hawaii

                , 2014

 

RE:   S.B. No. 2495

      S.D. 3

      H.D. 1

 

 

 

 

Honorable Joseph M. Souki

Speaker, House of Representatives

Twenty-Seventh State Legislature

Regular Session of 2014

State of Hawaii

 

Sir:

 

     Your Committee on Finance, to which was referred S.B. No. 2495, S.D. 3, H.D. 1, entitled:

 

"A BILL FOR AN ACT RELATING TO ELECTRONIC SMOKING DEVICES,"

 

begs leave to report as follows:

 

     The purpose of this measure is to prohibit the use of electronic smoking devices in enclosed public areas and other specified locations.

 

     The Department of Human Resources Development; University of Hawaii Cancer Center of the University of Hawaii at Manoa; Coalition for a Tobacco-Free Hawaii; American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network; Hawaii COPD Coalition; American Heart Association; and numerous individuals supported this measure.  Hawaii Smokers Alliance; Volcano Fine Electronic Cigarettes; and numerous individuals opposed this measure.  Two individuals commented on this measure.

 

     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 S.B. No. 2495, S.D. 3, H.D. 1, and recommends that it pass Third Reading.

 

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

 

 

 

 

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SYLVIA LUKE, Chair