Bill Text: HI SR94 | 2020 | Regular Session | Amended

Bill Title: Urging Restaurants Throughout The State To Adopt The Recommended Best Practices And Safety Guidelines Developed By The United States Food And Drug Administration And National Restaurant Association In Response To The Covid-19 Pandemic.

Spectrum: Partisan Bill (Democrat 6-0)

Status: (Passed) 2020-05-21 - Report and Resolution Adopted, as amended (SD 1). [SR94 Detail]

Download: Hawaii-2020-SR94-Amended.html

     WHEREAS, the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic has created an unprecedented health crisis that has caused significant physical, mental, emotional, and economic harm to the State and its residents; and


     WHEREAS, the State is addressing the uncertainty caused by the COVID-19 pandemic while ensuring that the public has access to critical care and essential goods and services; and


     WHEREAS, restaurants are an important part of Hawaii's economy, culture, and daily life; and


     WHEREAS, restaurant and other food service employees continue to provide crucial services to the people of Hawaii and deserve adequate protection against COVID-19; and


     WHEREAS, restaurant customers also require adequate protection from COVID-19 while patronizing Hawaii's restaurants; now, therefore,


     BE IT RESOLVED by the Senate of the Thirtieth Legislature of the State of Hawaii, Regular Session of 2020, that restaurants throughout the State are urged to adopt the recommended best practices and safety guidelines developed by the United States Food and Drug Administration and National Restaurant Association in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, including any additional best practices and safety guidelines developed by these entities during the COVID-19 pandemic; and


     BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that certified copies of this Resolution be transmitted to the Hawaii Food Industry Association and Hawaii Restaurant Association.

Report Title:

COVID-19; Coronavirus; Food and Drug Administration; National Restaurant Association; Restaurants; Safety Measures