STAND. COM. REP. NO.  1255


Honolulu, Hawaii

                , 2017


RE:   S.B. No. 21

      S.D. 2

      H.D. 1





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 S.B. No. 21, S.D. 2, entitled:




begs leave to report as follows:


     The purpose of this measure is to increase the monetary penalties for and authorize referral for prosecution of criminal offenses arising from violations of the laws relating to child care facilities.


     Numerous individuals testified in support of this measure.  The Department of the Attorney General, Department of Human Services (DHS), Honolulu Police Department, City and County of Honolulu Department of the Prosecuting Attorney, Hawaii Children's Action Network, and an individual provided comments on this measure.


     Your Committee has amended this measure by:


(1)  Specifying that referrals for prosecution may be made to the respective county police department rather than the respective county prosecutor, in addition to the Department of the Attorney General; and


(2)  Changing its effective date to January 7, 2090, to facilitate further discusssion.


     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 S.B. No. 21, S.D. 2, as amended herein, and recommends that it pass Second Reading in the form attached hereto as S.B. No. 21, S.D. 2, H.D. 1, and be referred to your Committee on Judiciary.



Respectfully submitted on behalf of the members of the Committee on Human Services,