STAND. COM. REP. NO. 1564-18
RE: H.C.R. No. 186
Honorable Scott K. Saiki
Speaker, House of Representatives
Twenty-Ninth State Legislature
Regular Session of 2018
State of Hawaii
Your Committee on Education, to which was referred H.C.R. No. 186 entitled:
"HOUSE CONCURRENT RESOLUTION URGING SCHOOL ADMINISTRATORS, TEACHERS, PARENTS, AND STUDENTS TO BE EDUCATED ABOUT THE POTENTIAL HEALTH IMPACTS OF HEAVY BACKPACKS AND TO TAKE PROACTIVE MEASURES TO AVOID INJURY,"
begs leave to report as follows:
The purpose of this measure is to urge school administrators, teachers, parents, and students to be educated about the potential health impacts of heavy backpacks and to take proactive measures to avoid injury caused by these backpacks by urging:
(1) The Board of Education to develop policies and procedures to allow licensed chiropractors to conduct interval scoliosis exams on children in schools; and
(2) Schools to work with their parent-teacher associations to assess the extent to which students use overweight backpacks and to promote innovative strategies to lessen the impact of these backpacks on students.
As affirmed by the record of votes of the members of your Committee on Education that is attached to this report, your Committee concurs with the intent and purpose of H.C.R. No. 186 and recommends that it be referred to your Committee on Finance.
Respectfully submitted on behalf of the members of the Committee on Education,
JUSTIN H. WOODSON, Chair