STAND. COM. REP. NO. 973-18

 

Honolulu, Hawaii

, 2018

 

RE: H.B. No. 1614

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 Finance, to which was referred H.B. No. 1614, H.D. 1, entitled:

 

"A BILL FOR AN ACT RELATING TO AUTOMATIC RESTRAINING ORDERS,"

 

begs leave to report as follows:

 

The purpose of this measure is to establish an automatic restraining order that issues upon the filing of a complaint in a proceeding for annulment, divorce, or separation. The automatic restraining order is intended to:

 

(1) Preserve the financial assets of the parties and their dependents; and

 

(2) Maintain the current island of residence and school of enrollment of a minor child of the parties.

 

Hoomana Pono, LLC testified in support of this measure. Battered Mothers Custody Conference and several concerned individuals testified in opposition to this measure.

 

As affirmed by the record of votes of the members of your Committee on Finance that is attached to this report, your Committee is in accord with the intent and purpose of H.B. No. 1614, H.D. 1, and recommends that it pass Third Reading.

 

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

 

 

 

 

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SYLVIA LUKE, Chair