STAND. COM. REP. NO.  1439-16

 

Honolulu, Hawaii

                , 2016

 

RE:   H.R. No. 30

      H.D. 1

 

 

 

Honorable Joseph M. Souki

Speaker, House of Representatives

Twenty-Eighth State Legislature

Regular Session of 2016

State of Hawaii

 

Sir:

 

     Your Committee on Health, to which was referred H.R. No. 30 entitled:

 

"HOUSE RESOLUTION REQUESTING THE PREVENT SUICIDE HAWAII TASK FORCE TO RECOMMEND A STRATEGIC PLAN TO REDUCE SUICIDES IN HAWAII BY AT LEAST TWENTY-FIVE PER CENT BY 2025,"

 

begs leave to report as follows:

 

     The purpose of this measure is to request the Prevent Suicide Hawaii Task Force (Task Force) to:

 

(1)  Examine, evaluate, and determine methods to improve education, awareness, support services, and outreach to prevent suicide in the State;

 

(2)  Form a temporary subcommittee to assist in the development of the Task Force's recommendations; and

 

(3)  Recommend a strategic plan to reduce suicides in the State by at least 25 percent by 2025, and report its findings, recommendations, and any proposed legislation to the Legislature prior to the 2017 Regular Session.

 

     Hawaii Youth Services Network and an individual testified in support of this measure.


     Your Committee has amended this measure by:

 

(1)  Changing the composition of the subcommittee;

 

(2)  Extending the time period in which the temporary subcommittee is requested to meet;

 

(3)  Requesting the Task Force to submit its report to the Legislature prior to the 2018 Regular Session, rather than prior to the 2017 Regular Session; and

 

(4)  Making technical, nonsubstantive amendments for clarity, consistency, and style.

 

     As affirmed by the record of votes of the members of your Committee on Health that is attached to this report, your Committee concurs with the intent and purpose of H.R. No. 30, as amended herein, and recommends its adoption in the form attached hereto as H.R. No. 30, H.D. 1.

 

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

 

 

 

 

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DELLA AU BELATTI, Chair