STAND. COM. REP. NO.721-02
RE: S.B. No. 2765
Honorable Calvin K.Y. Say
Speaker, House of Representatives
Twenty-First State Legislature
Regular Session of 2002
State of Hawaii
Your Committee on Health, to which was referred S.B. No. 2765, S.D. 2, entitled:
"A BILL FOR AN ACT RELATING TO REGISTRATION OF DIVORCES AND ANNULMENTS,"
begs leave to report as follows:
The purpose of this bill is to provide for a more efficient and streamlined process for registering divorces and annulments occurring in Hawaii.
The Department of Health (DOH) testified in support of the bill. The Office of the Lieutenant Governor supported the intent of the measure.
Your Committee finds that this bill would streamline the existing process for registering divorces and annulments by eliminating the need for a paper certificate to be filed with the court before transmittal to DOH. Instead, direct transmittal of information would be allowed via the Internet.
As affirmed by the record of votes of the members of your Committee on Health that is attached to this report, your Committee is in accord with the intent and purpose of S.B. No. 2765, S.D. 2, and recommends that it pass Second Reading and be referred to the Committee on Judiciary and Hawaiian Affairs.
Respectfully submitted on behalf of the members of the Committee on Health,
DENNIS A. ARAKAKI, Chair