STAND. COM. REP. NO. 407
RE: H.B. No. 1157
Honorable Scott K. Saiki
Speaker, House of Representatives
Thirtieth State Legislature
Regular Session of 2019
State of Hawaii
Your Committees on Health and Lower & Higher Education, to which was referred H.B. No. 1157 entitled:
"A BILL FOR AN ACT RELATING TO POST-SECONDARY EDUCATION STUDENT IMMUNIZATIONS,"
beg leave to report as follows:
The purpose of this measure is to temporarily exempt post-secondary students who attend classes exclusively online or through distance learning from the vaccination requirements of Title 11, Chapter 157, Hawaii Administrative Rules until proposed revisions to the Hawaii Administrative Rules creating a permanent exemption are adopted.
The University of Hawai‘i System and O‘ahu County Committee on Legislative Priorities of the Democratic Party of Hawai‘i testified in support of this measure. The Department of Health and one individual provided comments.
Your Committees have amended this measure by:
(1) Removing language repealing this measure upon the adoption of proposed changes to Title 11, Chapter 157, Hawaii Administrative Rules;
(2) Changing the effective date to July 1, 2050, to promote further discussion; and
(3) Making technical, nonsubstantive amendments for clarity, consistency, and style.
As affirmed by the records of votes of the members of your Committees on Health and Lower & Higher Education that are attached to this report, your Committees are in accord with the intent and purpose of H.B. No. 1157, as amended herein, and recommend that it pass Second Reading in the form attached hereto as H.B. No. 1157, H.D. 1, and be referred to your Committee on Finance.
Respectfully submitted on behalf of the members of the Committees on Health and Lower & Higher Education,
JUSTIN H. WOODSON, Chair
JOHN M. MIZUNO, Chair