STAND. COM. REP. NO. 1286

 

Honolulu, Hawaii

 

RE: H.B. No. 1433

H.D. 1

 

 

 

Honorable Ronald D. Kouchi

President of the Senate

Thirtieth State Legislature

Regular Session of 2019

State of Hawaii

 

Sir:

 

Your Committee on Judiciary, to which was referred H.B. No. 1433, H.D. 1, entitled:

 

"A BILL FOR AN ACT RELATING TO ADDRESS CONFIDENTIALITY,"

 

begs leave to report as follows:

 

The purpose and intent of this measure is to appropriate funds for two full-time equivalent positions, operating costs, and equipment to support the Attorney General's Hawaii Criminal Justice Data Center in administering the address confidentiality program.

 

Your Committee received testimony in support of this measure from the Department of the Attorney General, Hawaii State Commission on the Status of Women, Department of the Prosecuting Attorney of the City and County of Honolulu, Domestic Violence Action Center, American Association of University Women of Hawaii, The Sex Abuse Treatment Center, Hawaii State Coalition Against Domestic Violence, Parents and Children Together, and Hawaii Women's Coalition.

 

Your Committee finds that the address confidentiality program provides survivors of domestic abuse, sexual offense, or stalking with a substitute address to be used by state and local government agencies instead of their physical address. Your Committee further finds that the substitute address may be used whenever an address is required for public records, and that mail received at the substitute address may be forwarded to the survivor's actual address. Your Committee additionally finds that, although the Hawaii Criminal Justice Center is preparing to implement the address confidentiality program, no monies have been allocated to support it. This measure will appropriate monies necessary to implement the address confidentiality program.

 

Your Committee notes that the amount requested by the Hawaii Criminal Justice Data Center for two full-time equivalent positions, operating costs, and equipment to administer the address confidentiality program is $147,500.

 

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. 1433, H.D. 1, and recommends that it pass Second Reading and be referred to your Committee on Ways and Means.

 

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

 

 

 

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KARL RHOADS, Chair