STAND. COM. REP. NO.  484-16


Honolulu, Hawaii

                , 2016


RE:   H.B. No. 1787

      H.D. 2




Honorable Joseph M. Souki

Speaker, House of Representatives

Twenty-Eighth State Legislature

Regular Session of 2016

State of Hawaii




     Your Committee on Legislative Management, to which was referred H.B. No. 1787, H.D. 1, entitled:




begs leave to report as follows:


     The purpose of this measure is to establish the Erin's Law Task Force (Task Force) to guide the establishment of a program to educate public school students on sexual abuse prevention through the use of age-appropriate curricula.  Specifically, the Task Force shall review current policies, programs, and curricula for educating students in the public school system about sexual abuse prevention and make recommendations for the establishment of the program.


     The Executive Office on Early Learning; State Public Charter School Commission; Department of Education; Sex Abuse Treatment Center; IMUAlliance; Parents and Children Together; Planned Parenthood Votes Northwest and Hawaii; Hawaii Association for Infant Mental Health; NuWayve Unlimited; and a concerned individual supported this measure.  The Department of Human Services commented on this measure.


     Your Committee has amended this measure by:


     (1)  Removing the following members of the Task Force:


          (A)  A non-legislative member of the Keiki Caucus of the Legislature, designated by the Caucus;

          (B)  A member of the Board of Education, designated by the Chair of the Board of Education; and


          (C)  The four executive directors, or their designees, of community organizations involved in providing direct services addressing sexual abuse in children and youth in the State;


     (2)  Removing the requirement of at least four sessions of instruction in regard to the required elements of an instructional program; and


     (3)  Making the meetings of the Task Force exempt from the public agency meetings and records requirements of chapter 92, Hawaii Revised Statutes.


     As affirmed by the record of votes of the members of your Committee on Legislative Management that is attached to this report, your Committee is in accord with the intent and purpose of H.B. No. 1787, H.D. 1, as amended herein, and recommends that it be referred to your Committee on Finance in the form attached hereto as H.B. No. 1787, H.D. 2.



Respectfully submitted on behalf of the members of the Committee on Legislative Management,