STAND. COM. REP. NO. 533
RE: H.B. No. 1329
Honorable Scott K. Saiki
Speaker, House of Representatives
Thirty-Second State Legislature
Regular Session of 2023
State of Hawaii
Your Committee on Judiciary & Hawaiian Affairs, to which was referred H.B. No. 1329, H.D. 1, entitled:
"A BILL FOR AN ACT RELATING TO EDUCATION,"
begs leave to report as follows:
(1) Require the Department of Education to work with certain organizations to develop and implement an active shooter training program in all public schools under the jurisdiction of the Department; and
(2) Exempt public school students from participation in an active shooter training program of the Department of Education.
Your Committee finds that in 2022, fifty-one school shootings occurred nationwide, including the nation's second deadliest K-12 school shooting. Your Committee recognizes that, due to the unprecedented increase in school shootings, there is a need to provide a robust active shooter training program.
Your Committee respectfully requests your Committee on Finance, should it deliberate on this measure, to consider involving the Hawaii Emergency Management Agency and Hawaii police departments in developing the active shooter training program.
As affirmed by the record of votes of the members of your Committee on Judiciary & Hawaiian Affairs that is attached to this report, your Committee is in accord with the intent and purpose of H.B. No. 1329, H.D. 1, and recommends that it be referred to your Committee on Finance.
Respectfully submitted on behalf of the members of the Committee on Judiciary & Hawaiian Affairs,
DAVID A. TARNAS, Chair