HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

THE TWENTY-SIXTH LEGISLATURE

REGULAR SESSION OF 2011

 

COMMITTEE ON HUMAN SERVICES

Rep. John M. Mizuno, Chair

Rep. Jo Jordan, Vice Chair

 

Rep. Della Au Belatti

Rep. Jessica Wooley

Rep. Faye P. Hanohano

Rep. Ryan I. Yamane

Rep. Chris Lee

Rep. Corinne W.L. Ching

Rep. Dee Morikawa

Rep. Kymberly Marcos Pine

 

NOTICE OF HEARING

 

DATE:

Monday, February 14, 2011

TIME:

10:00am

PLACE:

Conference Room 329

State Capitol

415 South Beretania Street

 

A G E N D A

 

HB 56

Status

RELATING TO CHILD VISITATION.

Permits family court to award reasonable visitation to grandparents if denial of visitation would cause significant harm to the child. Establishes presumption that visitation decisions by parent are in the best interests of the child. Presumption may be rebutted by a preponderance of the evidence. Identifies factors court may consider in awarding visitation.

 

HUS, JUD

HB 616

Status

RELATING TO CHILD CUSTODY.

Clarifies that awards of visitation rights may include visitation by electronic communication. Establishes factors that shall be considered and authorizes courts to set guidelines for visitation by electronic communication.

 

HUS, JUD

HB 1003

Status

RELATING TO THE PENAL CODE.

To provide greater protections to victims of domestic violence who the court is already attempting to keep safe through protective orders.

 

HUS, JUD

HB 769, HD1

(HSCR125)

Status

RELATING TO HUMAN SERVICES.

Allows the Department of Human Services to oversee a three-year demonstration project permitting two private-pay individuals to live in the same community care foster family home under specified conditions. (HB769 HD1)

 

HUS, FIN

HB 734, HD1

(HSCR210)

Status

RELATING TO THE ECONOMIC OPPORTUNITY POVERTY REDUCTION TASK FORCE.

Establishes the economic opportunity poverty reduction task force to develop a strategic, integrated, and comprehensive plan to expand economic opportunities in Hawaii to reduce, by at least 50 per cent by 2021, the number of Hawaii residents, including children and families, living in poverty. Effective July 1, 2112. (HB734 HD1)

 

ERB, HUS, FIN

 

 

 

 

DECISION MAKING TO FOLLOW

 

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Rep. John M. Mizuno

Chair