STAND. COM. REP. NO. 776

 

Honolulu, Hawaii

, 2019

 

RE: H.B. No. 664

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 Health, to which was referred H.B. No. 664 entitled:

 

"A BILL FOR AN ACT RELATING TO GENDER IDENTITY,"

 

begs leave to report as follows:

 

The purpose of this measure is to prohibit gender identity change efforts in addition to sexual orientation change efforts.

 

The Department of Health, Hawaii Civil Rights Commission, Mental Health America of Hawaii, GLSEN Hawaii, Rainbow Family 808, Hawaii Health & Harm Reduction Center, and many individuals testified in support of this measure. The LGBT Caucus of the Democratic Party of Hawaii and an individual provided comments.

 

Your Committee has amended this measure by changing its effective date to July 1, 2050, to facilitate further discussion.

 

Your Committee notes that further consideration should be given to this measure to ensure that it adequately encapsulates all persons that need to be protected. As such, your Committee requests that the task force as mandated by Act 13, Session Laws of Hawaii 2018, and the LGBT Caucus of the Democratic Party of Hawaii collaborate on crafting language that accurately reflects the national discussion on the issue of conversion therapy.

 

As affirmed by the record of votes of the members of your Committee on Health that is attached to this report, your Committee is in accord with the intent and purpose of H.B. No. 664, as amended herein, and recommends that it pass Second Reading in the form attached hereto as H.B. No. 664, H.D. 1, and be referred to your Committees on Judiciary and Consumer Protection & Commerce.

 

 

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

 

 

 

 

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JOHN M. MIZUNO, Chair