STAND. COM. REP. NO. 1730
RE: H.B. No. 330
Honorable Ronald D. Kouchi
President of the Senate
Thirtieth State Legislature
Regular Session of 2019
State of Hawaii
Your Committee on Ways and Means, to which was referred H.B. No. 330, H.D. 1, S.D. 1, entitled:
"A BILL FOR AN ACT RELATING TO SUICIDE PREVENTION,"
begs leave to report as follows:
The purpose and intent of this measure is to support youth suicide early intervention, prevention, and education initiatives in the Counties of Kauai, Hawaii, and Maui.
Your Committee received written comments in support of this measure from the Department of Education, Department of Health, Hawaii Family Forum, Hawaii State Teachers Association, Hawaii Youth Services Network, Parents and Children Together, Rainbow Family 808, Hawaii Pacific Health, and one individual.
Your Committee finds that due to the increased rates of youth suicide and attempts on the neighbor islands in comparison to the island of Oahu, it is necessary to support suicide intervention, prevention, and education initiatives on the neighbor islands.
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. 330, H.D. 1, S.D. 1, and recommends that it pass Third Reading.
Respectfully submitted on behalf of the members of the Committee on Ways and Means,
DONOVAN M. DELA CRUZ, Chair