STAND. COM. REP. NO.2481
RE: S.B. No. 2552
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. 2552, S.D. 1, entitled:
"A BILL FOR AN ACT RELATING TO PERSONS WITH DISABILITIES,"
begs leave to report as follows:
The purposes of this measure are to delete:
(1) The requirement that precinct officials be satisfied that the physical disability exists before rendering assistance; and
(2) Blindness as a specified condition.
Your Committee finds that current statutory language requires precinct officials to determine an individual is physically disabled before rendering the individual any assistance. This measure would relieve precinct officials of the onerous burden of making quasi-medical determinations that may be beyond the scope of their professional qualifications.
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. 2552, 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