STAND. COM. REP. NO. 1623

 

Honolulu, Hawaii

††††††††††††††† , 2021

 

RE:†† H.R. No. 105

††††† H.D. 1

 

 

 

 

Honorable Scott K. Saiki

Speaker, House of Representatives

Thirty-First State Legislature

Regular Session of 2021

State of Hawaii

 

Sir:

 

†††† Your Committee on Judiciary & Hawaiian Affairs, to which was referred H.R. No. 105, H.D. 1, entitled:

 

"HOUSE RESOLUTION DESIGNATING THE FIRST FULL WEEK OF MAY AS TARDIVE DYSKINESIA AWARENESS WEEK,"

 

begs leave to report as follows:

 

†††† The purpose of this measure is to designate the first week of May as Tardive Dyskinesia Awareness Week.

 

†††† Your Committee received testimony in support of this measure from one individual.

 

†††† 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 atórisk individuals to seek regular evaluations to recognize early signs of Tardive Dyskinesia.

 

†††† 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.R. No. 105, H.D. 1, and recommends its adoption.

 

Respectfully submitted on behalf of the members of the Committee on Judiciary & Hawaiian Affairs,

 

 

 

 

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MARK M. NAKASHIMA, Chair