STAND. COM. REP. NO.264-02
RE: H.B. No. 2437
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. 2437 entitled:
"A BILL FOR AN ACT RELATING TO FOREIGN PROTECTIVE ORDERS,"
begs leave to report as follows:
The purpose of the bill is to provide good faith immunity for law enforcement officers who enforce foreign protective orders that appear to be authentic.
Your Committee received testimony in support of the measure from the Department of the Attorney General, the Departments of the Prosecuting Attorney for the City & County of Honolulu and the County of Maui, Volunteer Legal Services Hawaii, and the Police Departments of the City and County of Honolulu and the Counties of Hawaii and Maui.
Your Committee finds that providing good faith immunity to officers enforcing protective orders that appear to be authentic would protect them from the risk of suits and allow timely enforcement when confronted with crucial situations.
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. 2437 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