STAND. COM. REP. NO. 1089

 

Honolulu, Hawaii

, 2019

 

RE: H.B. No. 18

H.D. 1

 

 

 

 

Honorable Scott K. Saiki

Speaker, House of Representatives

Thirtieth State Legislature

Regular Session of 2019

State of Hawaii

 

Sir:

 

Your Committee on Finance, to which was referred H.B. No. 18, H.D. 1, entitled:

 

"A BILL FOR AN ACT RELATING TO CHILDHOOD SEXUAL ABUSE,"

 

begs leave to report as follows:

 

The purpose of this measure is to repeal statutory limitations on the time periods in which a survivor of childhood sexual abuse may file a civil action.

 

The Hawaii State Commission on the Status of Women, The Sex Abuse Treatment Center, American Association of University Women of Hawaii, Planned Parenthood Votes Northwest and Hawaii, Oahu County Committee on Legislative Priorities of the Democratic Party of Hawaii, Parents And Children Together, LGBT Caucus of the Democratic Party of Hawaii, Rainbow Family 808, Law Office of Mark Gallagher, and a few individuals submitted testimony in support of this measure. The Department of the Attorney General and National Association of Mutual Insurance Companies provided comments.

 

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. 18, 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