STAND. COM. REP. NO. 933
RE: H.B. No. 295
Honorable Scott K. Saiki
Speaker, House of Representatives
Thirtieth State Legislature
Regular Session of 2019
State of Hawaii
Your Committees on Consumer Protection & Commerce and Judiciary, to which was referred H.B. No. 295 entitled:
"A BILL FOR AN ACT RELATING TO DOMESTIC ABUSE,"
beg leave to report as follows:
Hawaii State Coalition Against Domestic Violence, O‘ahu County Committee on Legislative Priorities of the Democratic Party of Hawai‘i, Hawai‘i Psychological Association, Domestic Violence Action Center, and a few individuals provided testimony in support of this measure. The National Rifle Association and a concerned individual provided testimony in opposition. The Judiciary and Farrell & Perrault provided comments.
Your Committees have amended this measure by changing its effective date to July 1, 2050, to facilitate further discussion.
Your Committees note that the amendments to what constitutes "domestic abuse" for the purposes of domestic abuse protective orders by this measure are expected to increase the number of protective order petitions before the Judiciary. As such, the Judiciary has raised a concern that additional resources will be needed to ensure the timely processing of cases.
As affirmed by the records of votes of the members of your Committees on Consumer Protection & Commerce and Judiciary that are attached to this report, your Committees are in accord with the intent and purpose of H.B. No. 295, as amended herein, and recommend that it pass Second Reading in the form attached hereto as H.B. No. 295, H.D. 1, and be placed on the calendar for Third Reading.
Respectfully submitted on behalf of the members of the Committees on Consumer Protection & Commerce and Judiciary,
CHRIS LEE, Chair
ROY M. TAKUMI, Chair