STAND. COM. REP. NO.262-02
RE: H.B. No. 2317
Honorable Calvin K.Y. Say
Speaker, House of Representatives
Twenty-First State Legislature
Regular Session of 2002
State of Hawaii
Your Committee on Judiciary and Hawaiian Affairs, to which was referred H.B. No. 2317 entitled:
"A BILL FOR AN ACT RELATING TO THE JURISDICTION OF THE COURTS,"
begs leave to report as follows:
The purpose of the bill is to add unlawful imprisonment in the second degree and interference with reporting an emergency or crime as offenses over which family court has concurrent jurisdiction with district court.
Your Committee received testimony in support of the measure from the Department of the Prosecuting Attorney for the City and County of Honolulu.
Your Committee finds that the offenses of unlawful imprisonment in the second degree and interference with reporting an emergency or crime often occur within the setting of domestic violence. This measure would assure that these offenses may properly be charged with domestic abuse crimes that occur concurrently.
As affirmed by the record of votes of the members of your Committee on Judiciary and Hawaiian Affairs that is attached to this report, your Committee is in accord with the intent and purpose of H.B. No. 2317 and recommends that it pass Second Reading and be placed on the calendar for Third Reading.
Respectfully submitted on behalf of the members of the Committee on Judiciary and Hawaiian Affairs,
ERIC G. HAMAKAWA, Chair