STAND. COM. REP. NO. 1159-18

 

Honolulu, Hawaii

, 2018

 

RE: S.B. No. 2211

S.D. 2

H.D. 1

 

 

 

 

Honorable Scott K. Saiki

Speaker, House of Representatives

Twenty-Ninth State Legislature

Regular Session of 2018

State of Hawaii

 

Sir:

 

Your Committee on Health & Human Services, to which was referred S.B. No. 2211, S.D. 2, entitled:

 

"A BILL FOR AN ACT RELATING TO CONCUSSIONS,"

 

begs leave to report as follows:

 

The purpose of this measure is to expand the scope of the concussion educational program to include middle- and elementary-school students and to appropriate funds for the continuation of the program.

 

The Department of Education, University of Hawaii College of Education, Hawaii Chapter of the American Physical Therapy Association, Hawaii Psychological Association, Oahu County Committee on Legislative Priorities of the Democratic Party of Hawaii, and one individual testified in support of this measure.

 

Your Committee has amended this measure by:

 

(1) Changing:

 

(A) The minimum grade for school athletic events subject to the concussion educational program from grade three to an unspecified grade;

 

(B) The minimum age for the majority of activity participants in a youth athletic activity subject to the program from eight to an unspecified age; and

 

(C) The effective date of the program changes to June 30, 2020; and

 

(2) Making technical, nonsubstantive amendments for clarity, consistency, and style.

 

As affirmed by the record of votes of the members of your Committee on Health & Human Services that is attached to this report, your Committee is in accord with the intent and purpose of S.B. No. 2211, S.D. 2, as amended herein, and recommends that it pass Second Reading in the form attached hereto as S.B. No. 2211, S.D. 2, H.D. 1, and be referred to your Committee on Education.

 

 

Respectfully submitted on behalf of the members of the Committee on Health & Human Services,

 

 

 

 

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JOHN M. MIZUNO, Chair