STAND. COM. REP. NO. 1144-18
RE: S.B. No. 2817
Honorable Scott K. Saiki
Speaker, House of Representatives
Twenty-Ninth State Legislature
Regular Session of 2018
State of Hawaii
Your Committee on Health & Human Services, to which was referred S.B. No. 2817, S.D. 1, entitled:
"A BILL FOR AN ACT RELATING TO CRIME VICTIM COMPENSATION FOR MENTAL HEALTH SERVICES,"
begs leave to report as follows:
The purpose of this measure is to authorize the Crime Victim Compensation Commission to order the payment of compensation for mental health services in certain cases. Specifically, this measure authorizes payment for mental health services to:
(1) The victim's surviving relatives in the cases involving the death of the victim; and
(2) A child witness in cases involving abuse of family or household members.
The Department of Health, Crime Victim Compensation Commission, City and County of Honolulu Department of the Prosecuting Attorney, Mental Health America of Hawai‘i, The Sex Abuse Treatment Center, Hawaii Psychological Association, Oahu County Committee on Legislative Priorities of the Democratic Party of Hawai‘i, and Mothers Against Drunk Driving Hawaii testified in support of this measure.
Your Committee has amended this measure by changing its effective date to July 1, 3000, to facilitate further discussion.
As affirmed by the record of votes of the members of your Committee on Health & Human Services that is attached to this report, your Committee is in accord with the intent and purpose of S.B. No. 2817, S.D. 1, as amended herein, and recommends that it pass Second Reading in the form attached hereto as S.B. No. 2817, S.D. 1, H.D. 1, and be referred to your Committee on Judiciary.
Respectfully submitted on behalf of the members of the Committee on Health & Human Services,
JOHN M. MIZUNO, Chair