STAND. COM. REP. NO. 2116
RE: S.B. No. 383
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 S.B. No. 383, S.D. 2, H.D. 1, entitled:
"A BILL FOR AN ACT RELATING TO YOUTH SUICIDE PREVENTION,"
begs leave to report as follows:
(1) Require the Department of Education, in collaboration with the Department of Health (DOH), to establish a mandatory youth suicide awareness and prevention training program (Program) and model risk referral protocol (Protocol), based on the DOH's existing suicide awareness and prevention curriculum and materials, for all public schools, including charter schools; and
(2) Require the Department and charter schools to provide the Program and Protocol to school personnel who work directly with students.
Parents And Children Together, Mental Health America of Hawai‘i, Hawaii Youth Services Network, Hawaii Psychological Association, LGBT Caucus of the Democratic Party of Hawai‘i, and an individual supported this measure. The Board of Education, Mayor of the County of Hawai‘i, and Hawaii State Teachers Association provided comments.
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 S.B. No. 383, S.D. 2, 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