STAND. COM. REP. NO.2870
RE: H.B. No. 2433
Honorable Robert Bunda
President of the Senate
Twenty-First State Legislature
Regular Session of 2002
State of Hawaii
Your Committee on Health and Human Services, to which was referred H.B. No. 2433, H.D. 1, entitled:
"A BILL FOR AN ACT RELATING TO CHILD SUPPORT ENFORCEMENT,"
begs leave to report as follows:
The purpose of this measure is to enable the Child Support Enforcement Agency (CSEA) to notify employers of the amount of child support automatically withheld from an employee's paycheck by way of notice, as opposed to requiring a certified court order being served on the affected employer.
Further, it allows the CSEA to levy fines against individuals and entities not responding to its requests for information, and clarifies that spousal support can only be enforced when child support is being enforced and that all child support records are confidential.
Your Committee received testimony in favor of this measure from the Attorney General.
Your Committee finds that this measure complies with federal statutory requirements and streamlines the child support enforcement process.
Your Committee has made nonsubstantive, technical amendments to this measure.
As affirmed by the record of votes of the members of your Committee on Health and Human Services that is attached to this report, your Committee is in accord with the intent and purpose of H.B. No. 2433, H.D. 1, as amended herein, and recommends that it pass Second Reading in the form attached hereto as H.B. No. 2433, H.D. 1, S.D. 1, and be referred to the Committee on Judiciary.
Respectfully submitted on behalf of the members of the Committee on Health and Human Services,
DAVID MATSUURA, Chair