STAND. COM. REP. NO. 1246
RE: H.C.R. No. 111
Honorable Scott K. Saiki
Speaker, House of Representatives
Thirty-First State Legislature
Regular Session of 2021
State of Hawaii
Your Committee on Judiciary & Hawaiian Affairs, to which was referred H.C.R. No. 111 entitled:
"HOUSE CONCURRENT RESOLUTION ASSERTING THAT RACISM IS A PUBLIC HEALTH CRISIS AND URGING THE STATE TO COMMIT TO RECOGNIZING AND ADDRESSING THE RESULTING INEQUITIES,"
begs leave to report as follows:
The purpose of this measure is to assert that racism is a public health crisis and urge the State to take steps to eliminate and recognize racial inequities.
Your Committee received testimony in support for this measure from the University of Hawaii, YWCA Oahu, Hawaii Primary Care Association, Democratic Party of Hawaii Education Caucus, Imua Alliance, Hawaii Public Health Institute, Hawaii Friends of Civil Rights, LGBT Caucus of the Democratic Party of Hawaii, Hawaii Children's Action Network Speaks!, Planned Parenthood Votes Northwest and Hawaii, Office of Hawaiian Affairs, Community Alliance on Prisons, The Queen's Health Systems, ACLU of Hawaii, and seven individuals. Your committee received comments on this measure from Common Cause Hawaii.
As affirmed by the record of votes of the members of your Committee on Judiciary & Hawaiian Affairs that is attached to this report, your Committee concurs with the intent and purpose of H.C.R. No. 111 and recommends that it be referred to your Committee on Finance.
Respectfully submitted on behalf of the members of the Committee on Judiciary & Hawaiian Affairs,
MARK M. NAKASHIMA, Chair