STAND. COM. REP. NO. 1325
RE: H.C.R. No. 60
Honorable Shan S. Tsutsui
President of the Senate
Twenty-Sixth State Legislature
Regular Session of 2011
State of Hawaii
Your Committee on Human Services, to which was referred H.C.R. No. 60 entitled:
"HOUSE CONCURRENT RESOLUTION RECOGNIZING APRIL AS SEXUAL ASSAULT AWARENESS AND PREVENTION MONTH,"
begs leave to report as follows:
The purpose and intent of this measure is to recognize April as Sexual Assault Awareness and Prevention Month.
Your Committee received testimony in support of this measure from the Department of Health, Hawaii Coalition Against Sexual Assault, The Sex Abuse Treatment Center, Child and Family Service, American Civil Liberties Union of Hawai‘i, YWCA of Hawaii Island, and three individuals.
Your Committee finds that sexual violence impacts the lives of many adults and children in Hawaii. Your Committee further finds that violence in the form of intimate partner abuse, sexual assault, and stalking can have devastating emotional consequences that outlast the physical effects. Your Committee also finds that this measure emphasizes the importance of increasing the general public's awareness and support of agencies that provide services to sexual assault victims.
Your Committee has amended this measure by:
(1) Adding two state agencies and a private entity to the list of recipients of certified copies of this measure; and
(2) Making technical, nonsubstantive amendments for the purposes of clarity and consistency.
As affirmed by the record of votes of the members of your Committee on Human Services that is attached to this report, your Committee concurs with the intent and purpose of H.C.R. No. 60, as amended herein, and recommends its adoption in the form attached hereto as H.C.R. No. 60, S.D. 1.
Respectfully submitted on behalf of the members of the Committee on Human Services,
SUZANNE CHUN OAKLAND, Chair