HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

THE TWENTY-FOURTH LEGISLATURE

REGULAR SESSION OF 2008

 

COMMITTEE ON HUMAN SERVICES & HOUSING

Rep. Maile S. L. Shimabukuro, Chair

Rep. Karl Rhoads, Vice Chair

 

Rep. Karen Leinani Awana

Rep. Josh Green, M.D.

Rep. Della Au Belatti

Rep. John Mizuno

Rep. Joe Bertram, III

Rep. James Kunane Tokioka

Rep. Rida T.R. Cabanilla

Rep. Gene Ward, Ph.D.

 

NOTICE OF HEARING

 

DATE:

March 11, 2008

TIME:

8:30AM

PLACE:

Conference Room 329

State Capitol

415 South Beretania Street

 

A G E N D A

 

SB 2141

(SSCR2621)

Status

RELATING TO PUBLIC HOUSING.

Prohibits the consumption of any liquor on any public sidewalk or common area within a public housing project.

 

HSH, JUD

SB 3060, SD2

(SSCR2743)

Status

RELATING TO HAWAII PUBLIC HOUSING AUTHORITY EVICTIONS BOARDS.

Allows the Hawaii public housing authority to hold eviction hearings without the tenant member of the authority's eviction boards present if quorum is met. Eff. 7/1/2050. (SD2)

 

HSH, JUD

SB 2837, SD1

(SSCR2630)

Status

RELATING TO INDIVIDUAL DEVELOPMENT ACCOUNTS.

Clarifies "qualified expenditures" to include one motor vehicle for purchase for school or work; clarifies income of household as an amount determined by the DHS; requires the DHS to provide technical and administrative assistance to fiduciary organizations; deletes reference to making grants to for each individual development account; requires state make match for qualified expenditures in a ratio as determined by the DHS; requires fiduciary organization to report to DHS rather than the legislature; deletes reference to ten per cent limit on using appropriations for administrative expenses; appropriates funds for fiduciary organizations to operate individual development accounts. (SD1)

 

HSH, FIN

SB 2839, SD2

(SSCR2581)

Status

RELATING TO FINANCIAL EDUCATION.

Establishes a public financial education and asset building task force; makes an appropriation. (SB2839 SD2)

 

HSH, FIN

SB 2214, SD2

(SSCR2762)

Status

RELATING TO BRIDGE TO HOPE PROGRAM.

Expands the bridge to hope program to enable all heads of household in the first-to-work program to pursue education beyond the federal limit of one year of vocational education. (SB2214 SD2)

 

HSH, FIN

SB 2730, SD2

(SSCR2869)

Status

RELATING TO CHILD PROTECTION.

Establishes a grandparent, or other appropriate relative, preference for out-of-home placement of children needing child protective services. (SD2)

 

HSH, JUD

SB 1343, SD1

(SSCR881)

Status

RELATING TO THE PENAL CODE.

Amends the offenses of Assault in the Second Degree, and Terroristic Threatening in the First Degree to include conduct committed against victims who the courts and police are attempting to keep safe with protective orders. (SD1)

 

HSH, JUD, FIN

SB 2054, SD2

(SSCR2868)

Status

RELATING TO FAMILY COURT.

Amends best interest of the child criteria and procedures to specify what factors the courts shall consider in making a custody or visitation determination concerning a minor child. Eff. 7/1/2050. (SD2)

 

HSH, JUD

SB 2055, SD2

(SSCR2867)

Status

RELATING TO FAMILY COURT.

Establishes the procedures and requirements for child custody evaluator training and certification. Eff. 7/1/2050. (SD2)

 

HSH, JUD, FIN

SB 2150, SD2

(SSCR2783)

Status

RELATING TO ADULT PROTECTION.

Expands the adult protective services law by extending protections to vulnerable adults. Appropriates funds to the department of human services. (SB2150 SD2)

 

HSH, JUD, FIN

SB 3050, SD1

(SSCR2671)

Status

RELATING TO ADULT PROTECTIVE SERVICES.

Expands the list of persons mandated to report known or suspected abuse of vulnerable adults to include caregivers and the entity or agency designated by the governor to provide advocacy services to persons with developmental disabilities and mental illness. (SD1)

 

HSH, JUD

SB 2218, SD1

(SSCR2693)

Status

 

RELATING TO ELECTRONIC MONITORING.

Requires electronic monitoring of persons convicted of violating a domestic abuse temporary restraining order or protective order. Effective 01/01/09. (SB2218 SD1)

 

HSH, JUD, FIN

SB 2715, SD1

(SSCR2804)

Status

RELATING TO COURT-APPOINTED COUNSEL AND GUARDIANS AD LITEM IN FAMILY COURT.

Clarifies compensation rates for court-appointed attorneys and guardians ad litem in family court. (SB2715 SD1)

 

HSH, JUD, FIN

SB 2886, SD1

(SSCR2706)

Status

RELATING TO CHILD ABANDONMENT.

Increases child abandonment to a class C felony and renames the offense to child abandonment in the first degree. Establishes the offense of child abandonment in the second degree and makes it a misdemeanor to abandon a child by leaving the child with a person in reckless disregard of the risk that the person is not who the person claims to be or has no ascertainable address. Eff. July 1, 2050. (SD1)

 

HSH, JUD

SB 2212, SD1

(SSCR2713)

Status

RELATING TO CRIME.

Enables prosecution of human trafficking under Hawaii law by creating new offense of sexual exploitation of a minor, amending existing kidnapping, extortion, and prostitution offenses, and including sexual exploitation of a minor in definition of racketeering. Eliminates distinction between minors under 18 and minors under 16 for purposes of promoting prostitution. Makes victims of sexual exploitation of a minor and promoting prostitution in the first degree eligible for crime victim compensation. Eff. July 1, 2050. (SD1)

 

HSH, JUD

SB 2818, SD2

(SSCR2859)

Status

RELATING TO HUMAN TRAFFICKING.

Extends the sunset date for the Hawaii Anti-trafficking Task Force to 2010. Adds members to the Task Force. Appropriates funds. (SB2818 SD2)

 

HSH, JUD, FIN

SB 2977, SD1

(SSCR2881)

Status

RELATING TO CHILD SUPPORT ENFORCEMENT.

Changes the law relating to child support enforcement agency notification in some circumstances to custodial parents. Establishes a child support enforcement agency assistant administrator. Clarifies rules relating to some child support enforcement agency hearings and related matters. (SB2977 SD1)

 

HSH, JUD, FIN

SB 3051, SD2

(SSCR2733)

Status

RELATING TO CRIMINAL HISTORY BACKGROUND CHECKS FOR SOCIAL SERVICES PROGRAMS.

Authorizes the department of human services to conduct criminal history record checks on persons providing services to vulnerable adults and children. Eff. 7/1/2050. (SD2)

 

HSH, JUD, FIN

SB 3061

(SSCR2298)

Status

RELATING TO THE FIRST-TO-WORK PROGRAM.

Conforms state law to current federal law by deleting references to the Aid to Families with Dependent Children and Job Opportunities and Basic Skills Act and replaces it with the federal Temporary Assistance for Needy Families law.

 

HSH, LAB, FIN

 

DECISION MAKING TO FOLLOW

 

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Rep. Maile Shimabukuro

Chair