STAND. COM. REP. NO.  494-12


Honolulu, Hawaii

                , 2012


RE:   H.B. No. 2290

      H.D. 1





Honorable Calvin K.Y. Say

Speaker, House of Representatives

Twenty-Sixth State Legislature

Regular Session of 2012

State of Hawaii




     Your Committee on Human Services, to which was referred H.B. No. 2290 entitled:




begs leave to report as follows:


     The purpose of this measure is to authorize public events celebrating Children and Youth Day to be held on State Capitol grounds on the first Sunday in October, unless otherwise determined by the governor.


     A concerned individual supported the measure.  The Hawaii Youth Services Network supported the measure with amendments.


     Your Committee respectfully notes that Children and Youth Day and the Children and Youth Summit are events that are beneficial for the State, especially for youth, who gain their first exposure to the legislative process through their participation in the Children and Youth Summit.  Your Committee also respectfully asks the proponents to report to the Committee on Finance the total costs to the State relating to the Children and Youth Day and the Children and Youth Summit, including operational expenses at the State Capitol, security, and other State expenses.


     Your Committee has amended this measure by:


     (1)  Adding the Children and Youth Summit to the celebration authorized to be held on the State Capitol grounds; and


     (2)  Changing its effective date to July 1, 2050, to promote further discussion.


     As affirmed by the record of votes of the members of your Committee on Human Services that is attached to this report, your Committee is in accord with the intent and purpose of H.B. No. 2290, as amended herein, and recommends that it pass Second Reading in the form attached hereto as H.B. No. 2290, H.D. 1, and be referred to the Committee on Finance.


Respectfully submitted on behalf of the members of the Committee on Human Services,