STAND. COM. REP. NO.2080
RE: S.B. No. 2693
Honorable Robert Bunda
President of the Senate
Twenty-First State Legislature
Regular Session of 2002
State of Hawaii
Your Committee on Health and Human Services, to which was referred S.B. No. 2693 entitled:
"A BILL FOR ANACT RELATING TO CHILD SUPPORT ENFORCEMENT,"
begs leave to report as follows:
The purpose of this measure is to:
(1) Repeal provisions that create a public assistance debt against a responsible parent for public assistance provided to a child;
(2) Require a payment of child support to the Department of Human Services for periods when public assistance is paid for the benefit of the child; and
(3) Allow an order or judgment from a state other than Hawaii regarding child support to be recorded in the bureau of conveyances.
Testimony supporting this measure was received from the Attorney General.
Your Committee finds that the formula for calculating the repayment obligations under this measure is consistent with federal law. In addition, allowing the recordation of out-of-state orders and judgments regarding child support is a federal requirement. This measure brings Hawaii state law into compliance with federal law.
As affirmed by the record of votes of the members of your Committee on Health and Human Services that is attached to this report, your Committee is in accord with the intent and purpose of S.B. No. 2693 and recommends that it pass Second Reading and be referred to the Committee on Judiciary.
Respectfully submitted on behalf of the members of the Committee on Health and Human Services,
DAVID MATSUURA, Chair