STAND. COM. REP. NO. 890-18
RE: H.B. No. 1847
Honorable Scott K. Saiki
Speaker, House of Representatives
Twenty-Ninth State Legislature
Regular Session of 2018
State of Hawaii
Your Committee on Judiciary, to which was referred H.B. No. 1847 entitled:
"A BILL FOR AN ACT RELATING TO LIMITATION OF ACTIONS FOR SEXUAL ASSAULT,"
begs leave to report as follows:
The purpose of this measure is to extend the period during which a victim of child sexual abuse may bring an otherwise time-barred civil action against the victim's abuser or an entity that is also civilly liable until April 24, 2020.
The County of Maui Police Department, Hawaiian Civic Club of Honolulu, Hawaii State Coalition Against Domestic Violence, Domestic Violence Action Center, OCC Legislative Priorities, and many individuals testified in support of this measure. The Attorney General, Sex Abuse Treatment Center, and Hawaii Women's Coalition provided comments.
Your Committee has amended this measure by changing its effective date to July 1, 2050, to facilitate further discussion.
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 H.B. No. 1847, as amended herein, and recommends that it pass Second Reading in the form attached hereto as H.B. No. 1847, H.D. 1, and be placed on the calendar for Third Reading.
Respectfully submitted on behalf of the members of the Committee on Judiciary,
SCOTT Y. NISHIMOTO, Chair