STAND. COM. REP. NO.545-02
RE: H.B. No. 2817
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. 2817 entitled:
"A BILL FOR AN ACT RELATING TO THE HAWAII RULES OF EVIDENCE,"
begs leave to report as follows:
The purpose of this bill is to clarify the physician-patient and psychologist-client privileges and to provide a hearsay exception for certified records in the Rules of Evidence.
The bill's amendments were originally recommended by the Hawaii Supreme Court's Standing Committee on Rules of Evidence in its 2001 Report. Your Committee received testimony from the Judiciary supporting the bill and from the Office of the Public Defender in opposition.
Your Committee made technical, nonsubstantive amendments to the bill for style and clarity only.
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. 2817, as amended herein, and recommends that it pass Second Reading in the form attached hereto as H.B. No. 2817, 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