STAND. COM. REP. NO. 661

 

Honolulu, Hawaii

, 2015

 

RE: H.B. No. 58

H.D. 1

 

 

 

 

Honorable Joseph M. Souki

Speaker, House of Representatives

Twenty-Eighth State Legislature

Regular Session of 2015

State of Hawaii

 

Sir:

 

Your Committee on Finance, to which was referred H.B. No. 58, H.D. 1, entitled:

 

"A BILL FOR AN ACT RELATING TO PROTECTIVE ORDERS,"

 

begs leave to report as follows:

 

The purpose of this measure is to establish and fund the Hawaii Hope Card Program within the Department of Attorney General to enable law enforcement officers to better protect domestic violence victims and others covered by long-term protective orders. Under this Program, any person who has been granted a long-term protective order can request the issuance of a Hope Card that identifies the individual to be restrained by the long-term protective order.

 

Hinaea: A Place for Healing and two concerned individuals supported the measure. The Department of the Attorney General testified in opposition.

 

As affirmed by the record of votes of the members of your Committee on Finance that is attached to this report, your Committee is in accord with the intent and purpose of H.B. No. 58, H.D. 1, and recommends that it pass Third Reading.

 

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

 

 

 

 

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SYLVIA LUKE, Chair