STAND. COM. REP. NO. 590

 

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 Judiciary, to which was referred H.B. No. 18 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, Hawaii Civil Rights Commission, LGBT Caucus of the Democratic Party of Hawaii, The Sex Abuse Treatment Center, Parents And Children Together, American Association of University Women of Hawaii, Hawaii Women's Coalition, Midwives Alliance of Hawaii, Oahu County Committee on Legislative Priorities of the Democratic Party of Hawaii, Save Medicaid Hawaii, Law Office of Mark Gallagher, and several concerned individuals supported this measure. A concerned individual opposed this measure. The Department of the Attorney General offered comments.

 

Your Committee has amended this measure by:

 

(1) Changing its effective date to January 28, 2081, to encourage further discussion on this measure; and

 

 

(2) Making technical, nonsubstantive amendments for clarity, consistency, and style.

 

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. 18, as amended herein, and recommends that it pass Second Reading in the form attached hereto as H.B. No. 18, H.D. 1, and be referred to your Committee on Finance.

 

 

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

 

 

 

 

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CHRIS LEE, Chair