STAND. COM. REP. NO.445-02
RE: H.B. No. 2433
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. 2433 entitled:
"A BILL FOR AN ACT RELATING TO CHILD SUPPORT ENFORCEMENT,"
begs leave to report as follows:
The purpose of this bill is to authorize the Child Support Enforcement Agency (CSEA) to:
(1) Impose fines for failure to provide information;
(2) Send notices to employers to enforce child support withholding; and
(3) Serve notice by leaving copies with suitable persons at the responsible parents' residences.
This bill also clarifies the confidentiality of child support case records and access by out-of-state child support agencies to the responsible parents' employment and financial records held by private entities in the State.
CSEA testified in support of this bill explaining that this bill will allow CSEA to comply with federal statutory requirements and will streamline the child support enforcement process.
Your Committee has amended this bill by making technical, nonsubstantive corrections.
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. 2433, as amended herein, and recommends that it pass Second Reading in the form attached hereto as H.B. No. 2433, H.D. 1, 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