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Hawaii does not pass bill that could have helped bring members to clubs

Hawaii’s state legislature closed out its 2014 session earlier this month without having enacted any rules that would have impacted health clubs in the Rainbow State. 

Of the 5,184 bills introduced in the state legislature this year—each of which was reviewed by IHRSA for its potential impact on Hawaii’s health clubs—one bill, Senate Bill 2524 (SB 2524), would have helped attract new members to clubs. It would have created a tax credit worth 50 percent of the cost an employer spends to implement work site wellness programs. However, SB 2524 failed to advance.

IHRSA supports SB 2524 and all legislation that provides individuals, companies, and/or employees with financial incentives for leading healthy, active lifestyles. IHRSA will continue to advocate for the passage of similar legislation in 2015.

IHRSA works to promote clubs by supporting legislation that would create incentives for more people to become physically active and join local health clubs.

Read more on the proposed Indiana bill in the members-only Hawaii News and Updates page. To see what is happening in your state, go to

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