STAND. COM. REP. NO. 961-18

 

Honolulu, Hawaii

, 2018

 

RE: H.B. No. 1716

H.D. 1

 

 

 

 

Honorable Scott K. Saiki

Speaker, House of Representatives

Twenty-Ninth State Legislature

Regular Session of 2018

State of Hawaii

 

Sir:

 

Your Committee on Finance, to which was referred H.B. No. 1716, H.D. 1, entitled:

 

"A BILL FOR AN ACT RELATING TO A YOUTH COMMISSION,"

 

begs leave to report as follows:

 

The purpose of this measure is to support and empower youth participation in public policymaking by:

 

(1) Establishing a Youth Commission within the Office of Youth Services to advise the Governor and Legislature on policies affecting youth in the State; and

 

(2) Appropriating funds to the Office of Youth Services to staff and administer the Youth Commission.

 

Community Alliance on Prisons, Civic Education Council, Hawaii Youth Services Network, HawaiiKidsCAN, Oahu County Committee on Legislative Priorities of the Democratic Party of Hawaii, Young Progressives Demanding Action - Hawaii, EPIC Ohana, Inc., and several individuals testified in support of 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. 1716, H.D. 1, and recommends that it pass Third Reading.

 

 

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

 

 

 

 

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SYLVIA LUKE, Chair