STAND. COM. REP. NO. 1365-18

 

Honolulu, Hawaii

, 2018

 

RE: S.B. No. 2817

S.D. 1

H.D. 1

 

 

 

 

Honorable Scott K. Saiki

Speaker, House of Representatives

Twenty-Ninth State Legislature

Regular Session of 2018

State of Hawaii

 

Sir:

 

Your Committee on Judiciary, to which was referred S.B. No. 2817, S.D. 1, H.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 case of a deceased victim; and

 

(2) A child witness in the case of a crime of abuse of family or household members.

 

The Department of Health, Crime Victim Compensation Commission, City and County of Honolulu Department of the Prosecuting Attorney, County of Kauai Office of the Prosecuting Attorney, Mental Health America of Hawaii, Domestic Violence Action Center, Filipina Advocacy Network, The Sex Abuse Treatment Center, Mothers Against Drunk Driving Hawaii Chapter, Oahu County Committee on Legislative Priorities of the Democratic Party of Hawaii, and two individuals testified in support of this measure

 

As affirmed by the record of votes of the members of your Committee on Judiciary that is attached to this report, your Committee is in accord with the intent and purpose of S.B. No. 2817, S.D. 1, H.D. 1, and recommends that it be referred to your Committee on Finance.

 

 

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

 

 

 

 

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SCOTT Y. NISHIMOTO, Chair