STAND. COM. REP. NO. 783

 

Honolulu, Hawaii

, 2021

 

RE: H.B. No. 812

H.D. 1

 

 

 

 

Honorable Scott K. Saiki

Speaker, House of Representatives

Thirty-First State Legislature

Regular Session of 2021

State of Hawaii

 

Sir:

 

Your Committee on Finance, to which was referred H.B. No. 812, H.D. 1, entitled:

 

"A BILL FOR AN ACT RELATING TO TRAUMA-INFORMED EDUCATION,"

 

begs leave to report as follows:

 

The purpose of this measure is to require and appropriate funds to the Department of Education to establish a three-year pilot program to develop a trauma-informed education program in the Castle, Kailua, and Kalaheo complex areas and submit a report to the Legislature on the progress and results of the pilot program.

 

Your Committee received testimony in support of this measure from the Hawaii Substance Abuse Coalition, HawaiiKidsCAN, Democratic Party of Hawaii Education Caucus, Hawaii Primary Care Association, Hale Kipa, and one individual. Your Committee received comments on this measure from the Department of Education.

 

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 H.B. No. 812, H.D. 1, and recommends that it pass Third Reading.

 

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

 

 

 

 

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SYLVIA LUKE, Chair