STAND. COM. REP. NO.2484
RE: S.B. No. 2691
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. 2691, S.D. 1, entitled:
"A BILL FOR AN ACT RELATING TO CHILD SUPPORT ENFORCEMENT,"
begs leave to report as follows:
The purpose of this measure is to enable the Child Support Enforcement Agency (CSEA) to notify employers of the amount of child support automatically withheld from an employee's paycheck by way of notice, as opposed to requiring a certified court order being served on the affected employer.
Your Committee received testimony in support of this measure from the Attorney General (AG) and a private citizen.
This measure also allows the CSEA to levy fines against individuals and entities not responding to its requests for information, and clarifies that spousal support can only be enforced when child support is being enforced and that all child support records are confidential.
According to testimony of the AG, this measure conforms existing law with federal statutory requirements and streamlines the child support enforcement process.
Your Committee has amended this measure to make a technical change for proper statutory drafting and to correct statutory language.
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. 2691, S.D. 1, as amended herein, and recommends that it pass Third Reading in the form attached hereto as S.B. No. 2691, S.D. 2.
Respectfully submitted on behalf of the members of the Committee on Judiciary,
BRIAN KANNO, Chair