STAND. COM. REP. NO. 927-14

 

Honolulu, Hawaii

, 2014

 

RE: S.B. No. 651

S.D. 2

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 Housing, to which was referred S.B. No. 651, S.D. 2, entitled:

 

"A BILL FOR AN ACT RELATING TO HEALTH,"

 

begs leave to report as follows:

 

The purpose of this measure is to prohibit smoking in and around public housing projects, state low-income housing projects under the jurisdiction of the Hawaii Public Housing Authority, and elder or elderly households.

 

The Department of Health and two concerned individuals testified in support of this measure. The Coalition for a Tobacco-Free Hawaii and two concerned individuals supported the intent of this measure. The Hawaii Public Housing Authority provided comments on this measure.

 

Your Committee has amended this measure by changing its effective date to July 1, 2050, to facilitate discussion and to avoid interference with rulemaking activity currently underway by the Hawaii Public Housing Authority.

 

As affirmed by the record of votes of the members of your Committee on Housing that is attached to this report, your Committee is in accord with the intent and purpose of S.B. No. 651, S.D. 2, as amended herein, and recommends that it pass Second Reading in the form attached hereto as S.B. No. 651, S.D. 2, H.D. 1, and be referred to the Committee on Judiciary.

 

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

 

 

 

 

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MARK J. HASHEM, Chair