STAND. COM. REP. NO. 553
RE: H.B. No. 770
Honorable Scott K. Saiki
Speaker, House of Representatives
Thirty-First State Legislature
Regular Session of 2021
State of Hawaii
Your Committee on Agriculture, to which was referred H.B. No. 770 entitled:
"A BILL FOR AN ACT RELATING TO HEALTH,"
begs leave to report as follows:
Your Committee received testimony in support of this measure from the Hawaii Foodservice Alliance and four individuals. Your Committee received comments on this measure from the Department of Agriculture.
Your Committee finds that this measure supports proper food handling, in compliance with the federal Food Safety Modernization Act, from source to point of sale. Aligning state health standards with federal health standards will help safeguard Hawaii consumers from food-borne illnesses and protect the State's most vulnerable populations from life-threatening sickness.
Your Committee has amended this measure by changing its effective date to July 1, 3000, to encourage further discussion.
As affirmed by the record of votes of the members of your Committee on Agriculture that is attached to this report, your Committee is in accord with the intent and purpose of H.B. No. 770, as amended herein, and recommends that it pass Second Reading in the form attached hereto as H.B. No. 770, H.D. 1, and be referred to your Committee on Finance.
Respectfully submitted on behalf of the members of the Committee on Agriculture,
MARK J. HASHEM, Chair