STAND. COM. REP. NO.  206-20


Honolulu, Hawaii

                , 2020


RE:   H.B. No. 2046

      H.D. 1





Honorable Scott K. Saiki

Speaker, House of Representatives

Thirtieth State Legislature

Regular Session of 2020

State of Hawaii




     Your Committee on Health, to which was referred H.B. No. 2046 entitled:




begs leave to report as follows:


     The purpose of this measure is to designate the month of September as Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder Awareness Month to promote public awareness of the risks of alcohol consumption during pregnancy.


     Your Committee received testimony in support of this measure from the Hawaii Disability Rights Center, Waianae Coast Comprehensive Health Center, Hawaii Psychological Association, Hawaii FASD Action Group, Hawaii Substance Abuse Coalition, and seven individuals.


     Your Committee notes that this measure adheres to the Department of Health's strategic plan to create a culture of health throughout Hawaii; take health to where people live, work, learn, and play; and invest in healthy babies and families.


     Your Committee has amended this measure by:


     (1)  Changing its effective date to July 1, 2050, to encourage further discussion; and


     (2)  Making a technical, nonsubstantive amendment for the purposes of clarity, consistency, and style.


     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. 2046, as amended herein, and recommends that it pass Second Reading in the form attached hereto as H.B. No. 2046, H.D. 1, and be referred to your Committee on Legislative Management.



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