STAND. COM. REP. NO. 1529
RE: S.B. No. 1019
Honorable Scott K. Saiki
Speaker, House of Representatives
Thirtieth State Legislature
Regular Session of 2019
State of Hawaii
Your Committee on Judiciary, to which was referred S.B. No. 1019, S.D. 1, H.D. 1, entitled:
"A BILL FOR AN ACT RELATING TO YOUTH,"
begs leave to report as follows:
The purpose of this measure is to require the Judiciary, in collaboration with the Office of Youth Services, to establish a task force to determine existing diversion programs statewide that can assist the State's youth.
Hawaii Youth Services Network, LGBT Caucus of the Democratic Party of Hawai‘i, Rainbow Family 808, and an individual testified in support of this measure. The Office of Youth Services and The Sex Abuse Treatment Center provided comments.
Your Committee has amended this measure by requiring the task force to consider the post-youth needs of the eighteen to twenty-four year old population in order to provide a continuum of care.
As affirmed by the record of votes of the members of your Committee on Judiciary that is attached to this report, your Committee is in accord with the intent and purpose of S.B. No. 1019, S.D. 1, H.D. 1, as amended herein, and recommends that it be referred to your Committee on Finance in the form attached hereto as S.B. No. 1019, S.D. 1, H.D. 2.
Respectfully submitted on behalf of the members of the Committee on Judiciary,
CHRIS LEE, Chair