STAND. COM. REP. NO. 3684
RE: H.B. No. 2169
Honorable Ronald D. Kouchi
President of the Senate
Twenty-Ninth State Legislature
Regular Session of 2018
State of Hawaii
Your Committee on Ways and Means, to which was referred H.B. No. 2169, H.D. 1, entitled:
"A BILL FOR AN ACT RELATING TO YOUTH SUICIDE PREVENTION,"
begs leave to report as follows:
The purpose and intent of this measure is to appropriate moneys to the Department of Health to support youth suicide early intervention, prevention, and education initiatives in the County of Maui.
Your Committee received written comments in support of this measure from the Office of Youth Services, Maui County Commission on Children and Youth, Hawaii Family Forum, the Oahu County Committee on Legislative Priorities of the Democratic Party of Hawai`i, U.S. Army Garrison Hawaii - Suicide Prevention Program, and one concerned individual.
Your Committee received written comments on this measure from the Department of Health.
Your Committee finds that supporting youth suicide intervention, prevention, and education initiatives in the County of Maui will help to reduce the County's high rate of youth suicide attempts.
Your Committee has amended this measure by:
(1) Changing the effective date to July 1, 2050, to facilitate further discussion on the measure; and
(2) Making technical nonsubstantive changes for the purposes of clarity, consistency, and style.
As affirmed by the record of votes of the members of your Committee on Ways and Means that is attached to this report, your Committee is in accord with the intent and purpose of H.B. No. 2169, H.D. 1, as amended herein, and recommends that it pass Third Reading in the form attached hereto as H.B. No. 2169, H.D. 1, S.D. 1.
Respectfully submitted on behalf of the members of the Committee on Ways and Means,
DONOVAN M. DELA CRUZ, Chair