STAND. COM. REP. NO.  1418


Honolulu, Hawaii

                , 2011


RE:   S.B. No. 1054

      S.D. 1

      H.D. 2





Honorable Calvin K.Y. Say

Speaker, House of Representatives

Twenty-Sixth State Legislature

Regular Session of 2011

State of Hawaii




     Your Committee on Judiciary, to which was referred S.B. No. 1054, S.D. 1, H.D. 1, entitled:




begs leave to report as follows:


     The purpose of this bill is to establish a task force within the Judiciary to discuss, review, and seek input on policy for establishing a process to issue temporary restraining orders by the family and district courts upon submission of sworn oral testimony or complaints communicated to the court by means of electronic voice communication.  In addition, this measure allows the Judiciary to establish a program to assist persons seeking temporary restraining orders outside of normal business hours.


     Ala Kuola and a concerned individual testified in support of this measure.  The Office of the Public Defender and Hawaii State Coalition Against Domestic Violence supported the bill with amendments.  The Hawaii Women's Coalition opposed this measure.  The Judiciary provided comments.


     Your Committee has amended this measure by adding to the task force a member from the Office of the Public Defender and another from a community organization serving victims of domestic violence.


     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. 1054, S.D. 1, H.D. 1, as amended herein, and recommends that it pass Third Reading in the form attached hereto as S.B. No. 1054, S.D. 1, H.D. 2.


Respectfully submitted on behalf of the members of the Committee on Judiciary,