STAND. COM. REP. NO. 959
RE: S.B. No. 841
Honorable Joseph M. Souki
Speaker, House of Representatives
Twenty-Eighth State Legislature
Regular Session of 2015
State of Hawaii
Your Committee on Education, to which was referred S.B. No. 841, S.D. 2, entitled:
"A BILL FOR AN ACT RELATING TO SCHOOL HEALTH,"
begs leave to report as follows:
The purpose of this measure is to improve the delivery of school health services by establishing an interagency working group, jointly convened by the Department of Education and Department of Health, to create a comprehensive school health program.
The University of Hawaii at Manoa School of Nursing, Hawaii Primary Care Association, Hawaii Public Health Institute, Hawaii Island School Garden Network, and two concerned individuals supported the measure. The Department of Education supported the intent of the measure. The Department of Health submitted comments.
Your Committee has amended this measure by:
(1) Making an unspecified appropriation to the Department of Education for the work of the interagency working group; and
(2) Making technical, nonsubstantive amendments for clarity, consistency, and style.
Your Committee requests that as part of its comprehensive school health program, the interagency working group also consider issues relating to peanut and other food allergies.
As affirmed by the record of votes of the members of your Committee on Education that is attached to this report, your Committee is in accord with the intent and purpose of S.B. No. 841, S.D. 2, as amended herein, and recommends that it pass Second Reading in the form attached hereto as S.B. No. 841, S.D. 2, H.D. 1, and be referred to the Committee on Health.
Respectfully submitted on behalf of the members of the Committee on Education,
ROY M. TAKUMI, Chair