CONFERENCE COMMITTEE REPORT NO. 86

                            Honolulu, Hawaii
                                            , 1999

                            RE:   H.B. No. 177
                                  H.D. 1
                                  S.D. 1
                                  C.D. 1




Honorable Calvin K.Y. Say
Speaker, House of Representatives
Twentieth State Legislature
Regular Session of 1999
State of Hawaii

Honorable Norman Mizuguchi
President of the Senate
Twentieth State Legislature
Regular Session of 1999
State of Hawaii

Sir:

     Your Committee on Conference on the disagreeing vote of the
House of Representatives to the amendments proposed by the Senate
in H.B. No. 177, H.D. 1, S.D. 1, entitled:

    "A BILL FOR AN ACT RELATING TO HARASSMENT,"

having met, and after full and free discussion, has agreed to
recommend and does recommend to the respective Houses the final
passage of this bill in an amended form.

     The purpose of this bill is to clarify the basis for
granting temporary restraining orders in District Court
harassment cases, and to make it an offense if a person, with the
intent to harass, annoy, or alarm any other person, repeatedly
makes "electronic transmissions" without purpose of legitimate
communication.

     Your Committee finds that harassment is a serious issue of
growing concern in the community.  The provisions of this bill
will streamline and clarify the procedures in the issuance of
temporary restraining orders in cases involving harassment.


 
 
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     Your Committee has amended this bill by:

     (1) Specifying that temporary restraining orders granted
         under Section 604-10.5, Hawaii Revised Statutes, shall
         remain in effect for a period not to exceed 90 days from
         the date the order is granted; and

     (2) Deleting Part II, Section 2 of the bill, which proposed
         to revise Section 711-1106, Hawaii Revised Statutes, by
         making it an offense to repeatedly make "electronic
         transmissions" without purpose of legitimate
         communication, but with an intent to harass, annoy, or
         alarm any other person.

     Your Committee on Conference is in accord with the intent
and purpose of H.B. No. 177, H.D. 1, S.D. 1, as amended herein,
and recommends that it pass Final Reading in the form attached
hereto as H.B. No. 177, H.D. 1, S.D. 1, C.D. 1.

                                   Respectfully submitted,

MANAGERS ON THE PART OF THE        MANAGERS ON THE PART OF THE
           SENATE                              HOUSE
                                   
                                   
                                   
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AVERY CHUMBLEY, Co-Chair           PAUL T. OSHIRO, Chair
                                   
                                   
                                   
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MATTHEW M. MATSUNAGA, Co-Chair     ERIC G. HAMAKAWA, Member
                                   
                                   
                                   
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LES IHARA, JR., Member             SOL KAHO`OHALAHALA, Member
                                   
                                   
                                   
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WHITNEY ANDERSON, Member           MARILYN B. LEE, Member
                                   
                                   
                                   
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                                   EMILY AUWAE, Member