STAND. COM. REP. NO.1081-02
RE: H.R. No. 118
Honorable Calvin K.Y. Say
Speaker, House of Representatives
Twenty-First State Legislature
Regular Session of 2002
State of Hawaii
Your Committee on Human Services and Housing, to which was referred H.R. No. 118 entitled:
"HOUSE RESOLUTION REQUESTING THE DIRECTOR OF HUMAN SERVICES TO IDENTIFY AND DESCRIBE EXISTING PROTECTIONS FOR PARENTAL AND FAMILY RIGHTS IN ALL CHILD WELFARE SERVICES BRANCH ACTIVITIES AND PROCEEDINGS,"
begs leave to report as follows:
The purpose of this resolution is to request the Director of Human Services to identify and describe existing protections for the rights of parents and families in all Child Welfare Services (CWS) activities and proceedings in a report to the Legislature.
The Department of Human Services (DHS) and Volunteer Legal Services Hawaii submitted comments on this measure.
DHS stated that it would willingly provide the Legislature an organized listing of state and federal statutes that identify the existing protections for the rights of parents and families in all CWS activities.
As affirmed by the record of votes of the members of your Committee on Human Services and Housing that is attached to this report, your Committee concurs with the intent and purpose of H.R. No. 118 and recommends that it be referred to the Committee on Judiciary and Hawaiian Affairs.
Respectfully submitted on behalf of the members of the Committee on Human Services and Housing,
MICHAEL P. KAHIKINA, Chair