STAND. COM. REP. NO. 1804
RE: S.C.R. No. 74
Honorable Ronald D. Kouchi
President of the Senate
Thirtieth State Legislature
Regular Session of 2019
State of Hawaii
Your Committee on Judiciary, to which was referred S.C.R. No. 74 entitled:
"SENATE CONCURRENT RESOLUTION ENCOURAGING THE DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION AND OTHER AGENCY AND COMMUNITY STAKEHOLDERS TO CONTINUE MEETING AS A WORKING GROUP FOR SEXUAL VIOLENCE PREVENTION EDUCATION IN PUBLIC SCHOOLS,"
begs leave to report as follows:
The purpose and intent of this measure is to encourage the Department of Education and other agency and community stakeholders to continue meeting as a working group for sexual violence prevention education in public schools.
Your Committee received testimony in support of this measure from the Department of Education, Hawai‘i State Commission on the Status of Women, American Association of University Women of Hawaii, Hawaii State Teachers Association, The Sex Abuse Treatment Center, O‘ahu County Democrats Legislative Priorities Committee, Hawaii Women's Coalition, Parents and Children Together, and one individual.
Your Committee finds that sexual violence remains a serious and ongoing threat to the safety and health of children and young people in the State. Your Committee further finds that in October 2018, the Department of Education established a working group to collaborate with other stakeholders to review Hawaii public schools' current prevention-oriented child sexual abuse programs and resources and initiate recommendations to enhance integrated, comprehensive, and sustained support to ensure the well-being of our youth. This measure encourages the Department of Education and other agency and community stakeholders to continue the efforts of the working group for sexual violence prevention education in public schools.
As affirmed by the record of votes of the members of your Committee on Judiciary that is attached to this report, your Committee concurs with the intent and purpose of S.C.R. No. 74 and recommends its adoption.
Respectfully submitted on behalf of the members of the Committee on Judiciary,
KARL RHOADS, Chair