STAND. COM. REP. NO. 751
RE: S.B. No. 225
Honorable Ronald D. Kouchi
President of the Senate
Thirtieth State Legislature
Regular Session of 2019
State of Hawaii
Your Committee on Commerce, Consumer Protection, and Health, to which was referred S.B. No. 225 entitled:
"A BILL FOR AN ACT RELATING TO OCULARISTS,"
begs leave to report as follows:
The purpose and intent of this measure is to specify that a certified ocularist, certified by a nationally recognized ocularist certifying board, may perform duties within the scope of that certification.
Your Committee received testimony in support of this measure from the Department of Commerce and Consumer Affairs, O‘ahu County Committee on Legislative Priorities of the Democratic Party of Hawai‘i, and two individuals.
Your Committee finds that there is only one board certified ocularist in Hawaii. This measure gives more certified ocularists the opportunity to practice in Hawaii by expanding the existing law to include those ocularists certified by the American Board of Ocularistry, the National Examining Board of Ocularists, or any other nationally recognized ocularistry certifying board.
Your Committee has amended this measure by making a technical, nonsubstantive amendment for the purposes of clarity and consistency.
As affirmed by the record of votes of the members of your Committee on Commerce, Consumer Protection, and Health that is attached to this report, your Committee is in accord with the intent and purpose of S.B. No. 225, as amended herein, and recommends that it pass Second Reading in the form attached hereto as S.B. No. 225, S.D. 1, and be placed on the calendar for Third Reading.
Respectfully submitted on behalf of the members of the Committee on Commerce, Consumer Protection, and Health,
ROSALYN H. BAKER, Chair