STAND. COM. REP. NO. 988

 

Honolulu, Hawaii

, 2019

 

RE: H.B. No. 710

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 Finance, to which was referred H.B. No. 710, H.D. 1, entitled:

 

"A BILL FOR AN ACT RELATING TO EMPLOYMENT PRACTICES,"

 

begs leave to report as follows:

 

The purpose of this measure is to add reproductive health decisions and utilization of family leave to the list of categories that are protected against discriminatory employment practices.

 

Hawaii State Commission on the Status of Women; Hawaii Government Employees Association, AFSCME Local 152, AFL-CIO; American Civil Liberties Union of Hawaii; American Association of University Women of Hawaii; Oahu County Democrats; Planned Parenthood Votes Northwest and Hawaii; Save Medicaid Hawaii; Hawaii Women's Coalition; and a few concerned individuals testified in support of this measure. The Hawaii Civil Rights Commission provided comments on this measure.

 

As affirmed by the record of votes of the members of your Committee on Finance that is attached to this report, your Committee is in accord with the intent and purpose of H.B. No. 710, H.D. 1, and recommends that it pass Third Reading.

 

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

 

 

 

 

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SYLVIA LUKE, Chair