STAND. COM. REP. NO. 1063
RE: H.B. No. 330
Honorable Scott K. Saiki
Speaker, House of Representatives
Thirtieth State Legislature
Regular Session of 2019
State of Hawaii
Your Committee on Finance, to which was referred H.B. No. 330, H.D. 1, entitled:
"A BILL FOR AN ACT RELATING TO SUICIDE PREVENTION,"
begs leave to report as follows:
The purpose of this measure is to address the relatively high rate of suicide attempts by youths on the neighbor islands by appropriating funds to the Department of Health to support youth suicide early intervention, prevention, and education initiatives in Kauai and Hawaii counties.
The Department of Education, Mayor of the County of Hawai‘i, Hawai‘i Pacific Health, Hawaii State Teachers Association, Parents And Children Together, Hawaii Family Forum, Honolulu County Republican Party, Kauai Mental Health Advocates, LGBT Caucus of the Democratic Party of Hawaii, Injury Prevention Advisory Committee, Mental Health America of Hawai‘i, Prevent Suicide Kaua‘i Task Force, and a few concerned individuals supported this measure. The Office of Hawaiian Affairs, Department of Health, and Democratic Party of Hawai‘i provided comments on 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. 330, H.D. 1, and recommends that it pass Third Reading.
Respectfully submitted on behalf of the members of the Committee on Finance,
SYLVIA LUKE, Chair