STAND. COM. REP. NO. 1173
RE: H.R. No. 105
Honorable Scott K. Saiki
Speaker, House of Representatives
Thirty-First State Legislature
Regular Session of 2021
State of Hawaii
Your Committee on Culture, Arts, & International Affairs, to which was referred H.R. No. 105 entitled:
"HOUSE RESOLUTION DESIGNATING THE FIRST WEEK OF MAY AS TARDIVE DYSKINESIA AWARENESS WEEK,"
begs leave to report as follows:
Your Committee finds that Tardive Dyskinesia is a serious side effect of antipsychotic medications commonly used to treat schizophrenia and other mental health conditions. Your Committee further finds that over the past three years, thirty-three states and the District of Columbia have declared the first week of May as Tardive Dyskinesia Awareness Week and that Hawaii should follow suit in order to raise awareness of this condition and encourage at-risk individuals to seek regular evaluations to recognize early signs of Tardive Dyskinesia.
Your Committee has amended this measure by making technical, nonsubstantive amendments for the purposes of clarity, consistency, and style.
As affirmed by the record of votes of the members of your Committee on Culture, Arts, & International Affairs that is attached to this report, your Committee concurs with the intent and purpose of H.R. No. 105, as amended herein, and recommends that it be referred to your Committee on Judiciary & Hawaiian Affairs in the form attached hereto as H.R. No. 105, H.D. 1.
Respectfully submitted on behalf of the members of the Committee on Culture, Arts, & International Affairs,
CEDRIC ASUEGA GATES, Chair