STAND. COM. REP. NO. 1646
RE: S.C.R. No. 99
Honorable Scott K. Saiki
Speaker, House of Representatives
Thirty-First State Legislature
Regular Session of 2021
State of Hawaii
Your Committee on Labor & Tourism, to which was referred S.C.R. No. 99, S.D. 1, entitled:
"SENATE CONCURRENT RESOLUTION RATIFYING A PROPOSED AMENDMENT TO THE CONSTITUTION OF THE UNITED STATES GIVING THE CONGRESS OF THE UNITED STATES POWER TO LIMIT, REGULATE, AND PROHIBIT THE LABOR OF PERSONS UNDER EIGHTEEN YEARS OF AGE,"
begs leave to report as follows:
The purpose of this measure is to ratify a proposed amendment to the Constitution of the United States to give the Congress of the United States the power to limit, regulate, and prohibit the labor of persons under eighteen years of age.
Your Committee finds that House Joint Resolution 184, approved by the Sixty-Eighth Congress in 1924, proposed an amendment to the United States Constitution to give Congress the power to regulate child labor. Your Committee further finds that the proposal to amend the Constitution is still outstanding because Congress did not set a time limit for its ratification by the states, and that Hawaii is one of several states that have no record of taking action on the proposed amendment. Your Committee also finds that federal regulation of child labor is now provided under the Fair Labor Standards Act of 1938, as amended; however, by ratifying the proposed amendment, the Legislature would demonstrate the State's stance on the issue.
As affirmed by the record of votes of the members of your Committee on Labor & Tourism that is attached to this report, your Committee concurs with the intent and purpose of S.C.R. No. 99, S.D. 1, as amended herein, and recommends that it be referred to your Committee on Judiciary & Hawaiian Affairs in the form attached hereto as S.C.R. No. 99, S.D. 1, H.D. 1.
Respectfully submitted on behalf of the members of the Committee on Labor & Tourism,
RICHARD H.K. ONISHI, Chair