HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

THE TWENTY-EIGHTH LEGISLATURE

REGULAR SESSION OF 2016

 

COMMITTEE ON HUMAN SERVICES

Rep. Dee Morikawa, Chair

Rep. Bertrand Kobayashi, Vice Chair

 

Rep. Della Au Belatti

Rep. Jo Jordan

Rep. Richard P. Creagan

Rep. Marcus R. Oshiro

Rep. Mark J. Hashem

Rep. Beth Fukumoto Chang

 

NOTICE OF HEARING

 

DATE:

Thursday, February 11, 2016

TIME:

9:30 A.M.

PLACE:

Conference Room 329

State Capitol

415 South Beretania Street

 

A G E N D A

 

HB 1900

Status

RELATING TO ADDRESS CONFIDENTIALITY.

Establishes the address confidentiality program to help survivors of domestic violence, sexual assault, and stalking to relocate and keep their addresses confidential. Appropriates funds.

 

HUS, JUD, FIN

HB 1901

Status

RELATING TO DOMESTIC VIOLENCE.

Requires any state or county agency who employs personnel whose job duties require or may require intervention in a domestic violence situation to provide such employees with a minimum of 15 hours of domestic violence intervention training.

 

HUS, JUD, FIN

HB 1905

Status

RELATING TO DOMESTIC ABUSE PROTECTIVE ORDERS.

Prohibits the court from granting mutual protective orders unless separate petitions are filed.

 

HUS, JUD

HB 1906

Status

RELATING TO DOMESTIC VIOLENCE.

Removes certain unnecessary and redundant reporting responsibilities of the family courts and the department of human services in cases where temporary restraining orders are sought for alleged domestic abuse involving a family or household member who is a minor or incapacitated person.

 

HUS, JUD

HB 1907

Status

RELATING TO SEXUAL ASSAULT.

Establishes the sexual assault kit tracking program. Requires a law enforcement agency to submit sexual assault kits obtained in connection to a criminal investigation to an authorized laboratory within 10 days, the laboratory to complete analysis within 6 months, and results to be uploaded to the state DNA database and data bank identification program and the Federal Bureau of Investigation Combined DNA Index System. Requires each law enforcement agency that obtains a sexual assault kit in connection to a criminal investigation to report to the department of the attorney general annually on the number of sexual assault kits in its possession. Requires the police department of each county, the department of public safety, and the division of conservation and resources enforcement to submit a report to the legislature prior to the convening of the regular session 2017 on the number of kits in its possession and progress on any backlog. Requires the legislative reports to be made available to the public.

 

HUS, JUD

HB 2005

Status

RELATING TO HEALTH.

Amends provisions relating to the care of the elderly and disabled in state-licensed care facilities.

 

HUS, HLT, FIN

HB 2505

Status

RELATING TO CHILD ABUSE.

Requires Department of Education schools and charter schools to post informational signs that include the Department of Human Services phone number for reporting abuse and neglect.

 

HUS, EDN, FIN

HB 1789

Status

RELATING TO AFTER-SCHOOL PROGRAMS.

Establishes the R.E.A.C.H (resources for enrichment, athletics, culture, and health) program in the office of youth services to provide a standardized framework and funding for after-school programs in public middle and intermediate schools. Authorizes participating schools to collect fees.

 

HUS, EDN, FIN

HB 2226

Status

RELATING TO THE OFFICE OF LANGUAGE ACCESS.

Appropriates funds for three full-time equivalent permanent positions within the Office of Language Access.

 

HUS, LAB, FIN

 

 

 

 

DECISION MAKING TO FOLLOW

 

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     The Committee(s) to which the comments are directed;

     The date and time of the hearing; and

     Measure number.

 

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Rep. Dee Morikawa

Chair