STAND. COM. REP. NO.3129
RE: H.B. No. 1864
Honorable Robert Bunda
President of the Senate
Twenty-First State Legislature
Regular Session of 2002
State of Hawaii
Your Committee on Judiciary, to which was referred H.B. No. 1864, H.D. 1, S.D. 1, entitled:
"A BILL FOR AN ACT RELATING TO VISITATION,"
begs leave to report as follows:
The purpose of this measure is to include siblings as interested persons when the court is determining visitation rights for minor children involved in a custody dispute.
Your Committee finds that siblings should be considered persons interested in the welfare of minor children for the purposes of determining visitation in custody disputes arising from divorce, separation or other custody determinations. Your Committee further finds that siblings who are able to maintain continuing relationships with one another after they are removed from their parents' custody are better able to adjust to life circumstances.
As affirmed by the record of votes of the members of your Committee on Judiciary that is attached to this report, your Committee is in accord with the intent and purpose of H.B. No. 1864, H.D. 1, S.D. 1, and recommends that it pass Third Reading.
Respectfully submitted on behalf of the members of the Committee on Judiciary,
BRIAN KANNO, Chair