STAND. COM. REP. NO.  1174


Honolulu, Hawaii

                , 2021


RE:   H.R. No. 106

      H.D. 1





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. 106 entitled:




begs leave to report as follows:


     The purpose of this measure is to declare May 17, 2021, as Diffuse Intrinsic Pontine Glioma Awareness Day.


     Your Committee did not receive any testimony on this measure.


     Your Committee finds that diffuse intrinsic pontine glioma is a highly aggressive and difficult to treat brain tumor that typically affects the pediatric population and is usually diagnosed between the ages of five and nine years of age.  These tumors are typically located in an area that does not generally allow for their surgical removal, and patients afflicted with diffuse intrinsic pontine glioma typically do not survive beyond a year after the initial diagnosis.  Your Committee further finds that for the past three years, the Governor has declared May 17 as Diffuse Intrinsic Pontine Glioma Awareness Day and that this tradition should continue.


     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. 106, 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. 106, H.D. 1.



Respectfully submitted on behalf of the members of the Committee on Culture, Arts, & International Affairs,