STAND. COM. REP. NO. 1561-18
RE: H.R. No. 17
Honorable Scott K. Saiki
Speaker, House of Representatives
Twenty-Ninth State Legislature
Regular Session of 2018
State of Hawaii
Your Committee on Education, to which was referred H.R. No. 17 entitled:
"HOUSE RESOLUTION REQUESTING THE ESTABLISHMENT OF A TASK FORCE TO DEVELOP CHILD SEXUAL ABUSE PREVENTION INITIATIVES,"
begs leave to report as follows:
The purpose of this measure is to request the Department of Education to establish a task force to develop sustainable child sexual abuse prevention initiatives that increase awareness, education, prevention, and advocacy.
The Hawaii Youth Services Network, Planned Parenthood Votes Northwest and Hawaii, Oahu County Committee on Legislative Priorities of the Democratic Party of Hawai‘i, and an individual supported this measure. The Sex Abuse Treatment Center and an individual provided comments on this measure.
Your Committee has amended this measure by:
(1) Adding a member of the Board of Education to the task force; and
(2) Making technical, nonsubstantive amendments for clarity, consistency, and style.
As affirmed by the record of votes of the members of your Committee on Education that is attached to this report, your Committee concurs with the intent and purpose of H.R. No. 17, as amended herein, and recommends that it be referred to your Committee on Finance in the form attached hereto as H.R. No. 17, H.D. 1.
Respectfully submitted on behalf of the members of the Committee on Education,
JUSTIN H. WOODSON, Chair