STAND. COM. REP. NO. 2201
RE: S.B. No. 2805
Honorable Ronald D. Kouchi
President of the Senate
Twenty-Ninth State Legislature
Regular Session of 2018
State of Hawaii
Your Committees on Labor and Judiciary, to which was referred S.B. No. 2805 entitled:
"A BILL FOR AN ACT RELATING TO THE HAWAII CIVIL RIGHTS COMMISSION,"
beg leave to report as follows:
The purpose and intent of this measure is to authorize, except in fair housing cases, the Hawaii Civil Rights Commission Executive Director to either issue a final conciliation demand or dismiss a discrimination complaint and issue a notice of right to sue after a determination of a reasonable cause of discrimination is made.
Your Committees received testimony in support of this measure from the Department of Labor and Industrial Relations and Hawai‘i Civil Rights Commission. Your Committees received comments on this measure from the Hawaii Disability Rights Center.
Your Committees find that giving the Hawaii Civil Rights Commission Executive Director the discretion to either issue a final conciliation demand or dismiss the complaint and issue a notice of right to sue will enable the Hawaii Civil Rights Commission to more effectively and efficiently utilize its attorney resources to pursue priority cases in the public interest.
As affirmed by the records of votes of the members of your Committees on Labor and Judiciary that are attached to this report, your Committees are in accord with the intent and purpose of S.B. No. 2805 and recommend that it pass Second Reading and be referred to your Committee on Ways and Means.
Respectfully submitted on behalf of the members of the Committees on Labor and Judiciary,
BRIAN T. TANIGUCHI, Chair
JILL N. TOKUDA, Chair