Honolulu, Hawaii

                , 2017


RE:   H.B. No. 680

      H.D. 1





Honorable Joseph M. Souki

Speaker, House of Representatives

Twenty-Ninth State Legislature

Regular Session of 2017

State of Hawaii




     Your Committee on Intrastate Commerce, to which was referred H.B. No. 680 entitled:




begs leave to report as follows:


     The purpose of this measure is to decrease intimate partner violence by making more individuals aware of the problem and offering victims an additional place to turn for help.


Specifically, this measure requires licensees under the Board of Barbering and Cosmetology to complete a one-time, one-hour training program on intimate partner violence awareness and education (Program) to enable licensees to recognize signs of intimate partner violence and provide licensees with resources to refer victims of intimate partner violence to appropriate social services or domestic violence organizations.


     American Association of University Women in Hawaii, American Association of University Women Windward Oahu, Planned Parenthood Votes Northwest and Hawaii, and two concerned individuals supported this measure.  The Board of Barbering and Cosmetology and Domestic Violence Action Center offered comments.

     Your Committee has amended this measure by:


     (1)  Removing the one-hour requirement for the Program;


     (2)  Appropriating funds for the Program in an unspecified amount;


     (3)  Changing the effective date to July 1, 2099, to promote further discussion; and


     (4)  Making technical, nonsubstantive amendments for clarity, consistency, and style.


     Should the Committee on Consumer Protection and Commerce decide to deliberate further on this measure, your Committee respectfully requests that it consider establishing an online course for the Program.


     As affirmed by the record of votes of the members of your Committee on Intrastate Commerce that is attached to this report, your Committee is in accord with the intent and purpose of H.B. No. 680, as amended herein, and recommends that it pass Second Reading in the form attached hereto as H.B. No. 680, H.D. 1, and be referred to your Committee on Consumer Protection & Commerce.



Respectfully submitted on behalf of the members of the Committee on Intrastate Commerce,