STAND. COM. REP. NO. 619

 

Honolulu, Hawaii

, 2019

 

RE: H.B. No. 1395

H.D. 1

 

 

 

 

Honorable Scott K. Saiki

Speaker, House of Representatives

Thirtieth State Legislature

Regular Session of 2019

State of Hawaii

 

Sir:

 

Your Committee on Judiciary, to which was referred H.B. No. 1395 entitled:

 

"A BILL FOR AN ACT RELATING TO SMOKING,"

 

begs leave to report as follows:

 

The purpose of this measure is to establish a fine of $100 for underage persons who smoke on public school property or at public school functions.

 

An individual supported this measure. The Office of the Prosecuting Attorney of the County of Kauai, Hawaii Public Health Institute, and an individual opposed this measure. The Department of Education and Department of Health provided comments.

 

Your Committee has amended this measure by:

 

(1) Specifying that the fine is for any person over the age of twenty-one, rather than under twenty-one, who smoke on public school property or at public school functions;

 

(2) Requiring the Department of Education to adopt rules for non-monetary penalties for students who smoke on public school property or at public school functions; and

 

(3) Changing the effective date to January 28, 2081, to encourage further discussion.

 

As affirmed by the record of votes of the members of your Committee on Judiciary that is attached to this report, your Committee is in accord with the intent and purpose of H.B. No. 1395, as amended herein, and recommends that it pass Second Reading in the form attached hereto as H.B. No. 1395, H.D. 1, and be referred to your Committee on Finance.

 

 

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

 

 

 

 

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CHRIS LEE, Chair