STAND. COM. REP. NO. 420-18
RE: H.B. No. 2169
Honorable Scott K. Saiki
Speaker, House of Representatives
Twenty-Ninth State Legislature
Regular Session of 2018
State of Hawaii
Your Committee on Health & Human Services, to which was referred H.B. No. 2169 entitled:
"A BILL FOR AN ACT RELATING TO YOUTH SUICIDE PREVENTION,"
begs leave to report as follows:
The purpose of this measure is to support youth suicide early intervention, prevention, and education initiatives in the County of Maui by appropriating funds to the Department of Health for these purposes.
The Department of Health, Hawaii Catholic Conference, Hawaii Family Forum, Mental Health America of Hawaii, and a few concerned individuals supported this measure. The Honolulu County Republican Party provided comments.
Your Committee has amended this measure by:
(1) Changing the effective date to July 1, 3000, to encourage further discussion;
(2) Changing the appropriation to an unspecified amount; and
(3) Making technical, nonsubstantive amendments for clarity, consistency, and style.
Your Committee notes that youth suicide rates are higher on Neighbor Islands and statewide initiatives should be supported.
Should your Committee on Finance deliberate on this measure, your Committee respectfully requests inserting an appropriation amount of $25,000.
As affirmed by the record of votes of the members of your Committee on Health & Human Services that is attached to this report, your Committee is in accord with the intent and purpose of H.B. No. 2169, as amended herein, and recommends that it pass Second Reading in the form attached hereto as H.B. No. 2169, H.D. 1, and be referred to your Committee on Finance.
Respectfully submitted on behalf of the members of the Committee on Health & Human Services,
JOHN M. MIZUNO, Chair