Bill Text: HI SB477 | 2019 | Regular Session | Amended


Bill Title: Relating To Education.

Spectrum: Moderate Partisan Bill (Democrat 8-1)

Status: (Engrossed) 2019-03-07 - Referred to LHE, JUD, FIN, referral sheet 27 [SB477 Detail]

Download: Hawaii-2019-SB477-Amended.html

THE SENATE

S.B. NO.

477

THIRTIETH LEGISLATURE, 2019

S.D. 1

STATE OF HAWAII

 

 

 

 

 

 

A BILL FOR AN ACT

 

 

RELATING TO EDUCATION.

 

 

BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF HAWAII:

 


     SECTION 1.  Chapter 302A, Hawaii Revised Statutes, is amended by adding a new section to be appropriately designated and to read as follows:

     "§302A-    Sexual abuse and sex trafficking prevention training.  (a)  The department may offer voluntary training for teachers, educational officers, and school-based behavioral health specialists on sexual abuse and sex trafficking prevention and response, including:

     (1)  Methods used to lure children into sexual abuse and sex trafficking;

     (2)  Identifying victims of sexual abuse and sex trafficking;

     (3)  Effects of sexual abuse and sex trafficking on a victim's social, mental, and physical health;

     (4)  Strategies to assist in the prevention of sexual abuse and sex trafficking of children;

     (5)  Trauma-informed strategies for responding to victims of sexual abuse and sex trafficking;

     (6)  Informational resources for victims of sexual abuse and sex trafficking; and

     (7)  Information on agencies that provide services to students who have been identified as victims of sexual abuse and sex trafficking or who are at risk of victimization.

     (b)  At the beginning of each school year, explanatory information about protocols that the department has approved for providing services to victims of sexual abuse and sex trafficking shall be made available to teachers, educational officers, and school-based behavioral health specialists.

     (c)  The department may coordinate and contract with any state or county department or agency, any victim services provider, or any other expert in the field of sexual abuse or sex trafficking prevention and response to implement this section.

     (d)  As used in this section, "victim services provider" means any non-governmental organization that provides social, medical, mental health, legal, case management, educational, emergency, or housing services to victims of sex trafficking or sexual abuse."

     SECTION 2.  New statutory material is underscored.

     SECTION 3.  This Act shall take effect upon its approval.



 

Report Title:

Sexual Abuse and Sex Trafficking Prevention Training; DOE

 

Description:

Allows the Department of Education to provide sexual abuse and sex trafficking prevention training to certain staff.  Requires DOE to make available to certain staff explanatory information about protocols that DOE has approved for providing services to victims of sexual abuse and sex trafficking.  (SD1)

 

 

 

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