STAND. COM. REP. NO. 64
RE: H.B. No. 125
Honorable Joseph M. Souki
Speaker, House of Representatives
Twenty-Ninth State Legislature
Regular Session of 2017
State of Hawaii
Your Committee on Human Services, to which was referred H.B. No. 125 entitled:
"A BILL FOR AN ACT RELATING TO A SEX TRAFFICKING SPECIAL TREATMENT FACILITY,"
begs leave to report as follows:
The purpose of this measure is to authorize the Department of Human Services (DHS) to contract with a victim service provider to operate and manage a sex trafficking special treatment facility for sex trafficking victims who are minors and to appropriate funds for this purpose.
Three individuals testified in support of this measure. DHS, Department of Taxation, City and County of Honolulu Department of the Prosecuting Attorney, IMUAlliance, and Harm Reduction Hawaii commented on this measure.
Your Committee has amended this measure by:
(1) Deleting provisions exempting:
(A) Selection of a victim service provider from Chapter 42F (Grants), Chapter 102 (Concessions on Public Property), Chapter 103D (Hawaii Public Procurement Code), and Chapter 103F (Purchases of Health and Human Services), Hawaii Revised Statutes (HRS);
(B) A sex trafficking special treatment facility from certain county taxes, charges, and fees; and
(C) A victim service provider from Chapter 237 (General Excise Tax Law), Part VIII of Chapter 346 (Child Care), Chapter 467B (Solicitation of Funds from the Public), and Chapter 521 (Residential Landlord-Tenant Code), HRS;
(2) Changing its effective date to July 1, 2075, to encourage further discussion; and
(3) Making technical, nonsubstantive amendments for clarity, consistency, and style.
As affirmed by the record of votes of the members of your Committee on Human Services that is attached to this report, your Committee is in accord with the intent and purpose of H.B. No. 125, as amended herein, and recommends that it pass Second Reading in the form attached hereto as H.B. No. 125, H.D. 1, and be referred to your Committee on Judiciary.
Respectfully submitted on behalf of the members of the Committee on Human Services,
DEE MORIKAWA, Chair