STAND. COM. REP. NO. 639
RE: S.B. No. 1066
Honorable Donna Mercado Kim
President of the Senate
Twenty-Eighth State Legislature
Regular Session of 2015
State of Hawaii
Your Committee on Judiciary and Labor, to which was referred S.B. No. 1066 entitled:
"A BILL FOR AN ACT RELATING TO THE UNIFORM INTERSTATE FAMILY SUPPORT ACT,"
begs leave to report as follows:
The purpose and intent of this measure is to:
(1) Update the Uniform Interstate Family Support Act to comply with the requirements of the Hague Convention of the International Recovery of Child Support and Other Forms of Family Maintenance; and
(2) Establish procedures for registration, recognition, enforcement, and modifications of support orders from countries that are parties to the Hague Convention.
Your Committee received testimony in support of this measure from the Department of the Attorney General and Commission to Promote Uniform Legislation.
Your Committee finds that since 1998, the Uniform Interstate Family Support Act (UIFSA) has been adopted by all fifty states. UIFSA provides uniform rules for the enforcement of family support orders in the United States and serves as the basis for interstate establishment and enforcement of support obligations. By updating and adopting the subsequent amendments made to UIFSA, this measure assists in improving the enforcement of American child support orders abroad.
Your Committee has amended this measure by:
(1) Inserting an effective date of July 1, 2015; and
(2) Making technical, nonsubstantive amendments for the purposes of clarity and consistency.
As affirmed by the record of votes of the members of your Committee on Judiciary and Labor that is attached to this report, your Committee is in accord with the intent and purpose of S.B. No. 1066, as amended herein, and recommends that it pass Second Reading in the form attached hereto as S.B. No. 1066, S.D. 1, and be placed on the calendar for Third Reading.
Respectfully submitted on behalf of the members of the Committee on Judiciary and Labor,
GILBERT S.C. KEITH-AGARAN, Chair