STAND. COM. REP. NO.2475
RE: S.B. No. 2464
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 S.B. No. 2464, S.D. 1, entitled:
"A BILL FOR AN ACT RELATING TO DOMESTIC VIOLENCE,"
begs leave to report as follows:
The purpose of this measure is to prohibit discrimination in real estate transactions against domestic violence victims, and to allow the owner of a housing accommodation to request that a victim provide proof that the victim is taking appropriate action aimed at lessening the threat of future incidents of domestic abuse.
Your Committee finds that it is more difficult for a domestic violence victim to seek as well as retain housing accommodations as a result of their victim status. It is therefore important to protect the rights of the domestic violence victim while being careful not to infringe upon the rights of the owner of the housing accommodation.
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 S.B. No. 2464, S.D. 1, and recommends that it pass Third Reading.
Respectfully submitted on behalf of the members of the Committee on Judiciary,
BRIAN KANNO, Chair