STAND. COM. REP. NO. 1833
RE: H.R. No. 133
Honorable Scott K. Saiki
Speaker, House of Representatives
Thirty-Second State Legislature
Regular Session of 2023
State of Hawaii
Your Committee on Labor & Government Operations, to which was referred H.R. No. 133 entitled:
"HOUSE RESOLUTION REQUESTING THE DEPARTMENT OF ACCOUNTING AND GENERAL SERVICES TO PROVIDE MENSTRUAL PRODUCTS AT NO COST IN STATE BUILDINGS UNDER THE JURISDICTION OF THE DEPARTMENT OF ACCOUNTING AND GENERAL SERVICES THAT ARE OPEN TO THE PUBLIC AND CONTAIN PUBLIC RESTROOMS,"
begs leave to report as follows:
The purpose of this measure is to request the Department of Accounting and General Services to provide menstrual products at no cost in state buildings under the jurisdiction of the Department of Accounting and General Services that are open to the public and contain public restrooms.
Your Committee received testimony in support of the measure from Hawaii County Council, Ma'i Movement Hawai'i, Hawaii Women's Coalition, and numerous individuals. Your Committee received comments on this measure from the Department of Accounting and General Services.
Your Committee has amended this measure by adding language to require signage in all restrooms of those covered public buildings, indicating the location of free menstrual products.
As affirmed by the record of votes of the members of your Committee on Labor & Government Operations that is attached to this report, your Committee concurs with the intent and purpose of H.R. No. 133, as amended herein, and recommends that it be referred to your Committee on Finance in the form attached hereto as H.R. No. 133, H.D. 1.
Respectfully submitted on behalf of the members of the Committee on Labor & Government Operations,
SCOT Z. MATAYOSHI, Chair