STAND. COM. REP. NO. 1780
RE: H.C.R. No. 28
Honorable Scott K. Saiki
Speaker, House of Representatives
Thirtieth State Legislature
Regular Session of 2019
State of Hawaii
Your Committee on Lower & Higher Education, to which was referred H.C.R. No. 28 entitled:
"HOUSE CONCURRENT RESOLUTION ENCOURAGING THE DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION AND OTHER STAKEHOLDERS TO CONTINUE TO MEET AS A WORKING GROUP AND TO IMPLEMENT A NEW PROGRAM FOR SEXUAL-VIOLENCE PREVENTION IN PUBLIC SCHOOLS,"
begs leave to report as follows:
The purpose of this measure is to encourage the Department of Education and other stakeholders to continue to meet as a working group to address sexual-violence prevention and to implement a sexual-violence prevention program in public schools.
The Department of Education, State Commission on the Status of Women, Sex Abuse Treatment Center, Hawaii Youth Services Network, Healthy Mothers Healthy Babies, Hawaii Women's Coalition, and one individual submitted testimony in support of this measure. The Department of Health, UNITE Hawaii, and IMUAlliance provided comments.
Your Committee has amended this measure by:
(1) Expanding the membership of the working group to include other government agencies and community stakeholders; and
(2) Deleting language calling upon the working group to implement sexual-violence prevention programs in public schools.
As affirmed by the record of votes of the members of your Committee on Lower & Higher Education that is attached to this report, your Committee concurs with the intent and purpose of H.C.R. No. 28, as amended herein, and recommends that it be referred to your Committee on Judiciary, in the form attached hereto as H.C.R. No. 28, H.D. 1.
Respectfully submitted on behalf of the members of the Committee on Lower & Higher Education,
JUSTIN H. WOODSON, Chair