STAND. COM. REP. NO. 401

 

Honolulu, Hawaii

, 2019

 

RE: H.B. No. 655

H.D. 1

 

 

 

 

Honorable Scott K. Saiki

Speaker, House of Representatives

Thirtieth State Legislature

Regular Session of 2019

State of Hawaii

 

Sir:

 

Your Committee on Health, to which was referred H.B. No. 655 entitled:

 

"A BILL FOR AN ACT RELATING TO HEALTH,"

 

begs leave to report as follows:

 

The purpose of this measure is to designate the month of September of each year as "Suicide Prevention and Awareness Month" in the State.

 

The Department of Health, Hawaii Psychological Association, Hawaii Family Forum, Mental Health America of Hawaii, Oahu County Committee on Legislative Priorities of the Democratic Party of Hawaii, Parents And Children Together, Oahu Prevent Suicide Hawaii Task Force, Honolulu County Republican Party, and a few concerned individuals supported this measure.

 

Your Committee has amended this measure by changing its effective date to July 1, 2050, to encourage further discussion.

 

As affirmed by the record of votes of the members of your Committee on Health that is attached to this report, your Committee is in accord with the intent and purpose of H.B. No. 655, as amended herein, and recommends that it pass Second Reading in the form attached hereto as H.B. No. 655, H.D. 1, and be referred to your Committee on Judiciary.

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

 

 

 

 

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JOHN M. MIZUNO, Chair