STAND. COM. REP. NO. 1419
RE: S.B. No. 936
Honorable Scott K. Saiki
Speaker, House of Representatives
Thirty-First State Legislature
Regular Session of 2021
State of Hawaii
Your Committee on Consumer Protection & Commerce, to which was referred S.B. No. 936, S.D. 2, H.D. 1, entitled:
"A BILL FOR AN ACT RELATING TO PUBLIC HEALTH,"
begs leave to report as follows:
The purpose of this measure is to require:
(1) The Department of Health to disseminate information regarding seizure first aid; and
(2) Employers to post materials provided by the Department of Health to educate employees with respect to seizure first aid.
Your Committee received testimony in support of this measure from the Epilepsy Foundation of Hawaii, Paul's Purple Warriors, and thirteen individuals. Your Committee received testimony in opposition to this measure from the Department of Health.
Your Committee finds that one in ten persons will experience a seizure at some point in their lifetime. A seizure can happen to any person, in any place, at any time, and it is vital that members of the public are prepared to appropriately and effectively respond when this very unpredictable event occurs. This measure will ensure that employees are educated with critical seizure safety information to respond appropriately during the occurrence of these unpredictable events.
As affirmed by the record of votes of the members of your Committee on Consumer Protection & Commerce that is attached to this report, your Committee is in accord with the intent and purpose of S.B. No. 936, S.D. 2, H.D. 1, and recommends that it be referred to your Committee on Finance.
Respectfully submitted on behalf of the members of the Committee on Consumer Protection & Commerce,
AARON LING JOHANSON, Chair