STAND. COM. REP. NO. 541
RE: H.B. No. 1435
Honorable Scott K. Saiki
Speaker, House of Representatives
Thirtieth State Legislature
Regular Session of 2019
State of Hawaii
Your Committee on Legislative Management, to which was referred H.B. No. 1435, H.D. 1, entitled:
"A BILL FOR AN ACT RELATING TO GENDER EQUITY,"
begs leave to report as follows:
The purpose of this measure is to promote gender equity by requiring the equitable provision of baby diaper-changing accommodations in all places of public accommodation and state building construction that is constructed or substantially modified after December 31, 2020.
The LGBT Caucus of the Democratic Party of Hawaii, O‘ahu County Committee on Legislative Priorities of the Democratic Party of Hawai‘i, and an individual testified in support of this measure.
Your Committee has amended this measure by:
(1) Requiring provision of baby feeding accommodations in places of public accommodation and state building construction as specified in this measure; 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 Legislative Management that is attached to this report, your Committee is in accord with the intent and purpose of H.B. No. 1435, H.D. 1, as amended herein, and recommends that it be referred to your Committee on Finance in the form attached hereto as H.B. No. 1435, H.D. 2.
Respectfully submitted on behalf of the members of the Committee on Legislative Management,
TY J.K. CULLEN, Chair