STAND. COM. REP. NO.  784-16


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 Finance, to which was referred H.B. No. 1787, H.D. 2, 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, this measure:


(1)  Requires the Task Force to review current policies, programs, and curricula for educating public school students about sexual abuse prevention, and make recommendations for the establishment of the program; and


(2)  Appropriate funds for the operations of the Task Force.


     Planned Parenthood Votes Northwest and Hawaii, Hawaii Women's Coalition, The Sex Abuse Treatment Center, Hawaii Children's Action Network, and IMUAlliance testified in support of this measure.  The Department of Education, State Public Charter School Commission, and Executive Office on Early Learning commented on this measure.

     As affirmed by the record of votes of the members of your Committee on Finance that is attached to this report, your Committee is in accord with the intent and purpose of H.B. No. 1787, H.D. 2, and recommends that it pass Third Reading.


Respectfully submitted on behalf of the members of the Committee on Finance,