STAND. COM. REP. NO.3133
RE: H.B. No. 2496
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. 2496, H.D. 1, entitled:
"A BILL FOR AN ACT RELATING TO CHILD CARE,"
begs leave to report as follows:
The purpose of this measure is to clarify child care licensing and registration requirements and to better protect children by authorizing the Department of Human Services to inspect unlicensed locations providing child care for possible violations of the law.
Your Committee finds that the provision exempting persons caring for no more than two unrelated children from the child care licensing process was inadvertently repealed when the definition of child care facility was amended several years ago. Your Committee further finds that this measure will help to enforce regulatory restrictions on child care facilities by giving child care licensing workers the authority, which it currently lacks, to inspect the premises of those claiming such exemption when a report or complaint is made.
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. 2496, H.D. 1, and recommends that it pass Third Reading.
Respectfully submitted on behalf of the members of the Committee on Judiciary,
BRIAN KANNO, Chair