STAND. COM. REP. NO. 1294
RE: S.B. No. 1046
Honorable Scott K. Saiki
Speaker, House of Representatives
Thirtieth State Legislature
Regular Session of 2019
State of Hawaii
Your Committee on Labor & Public Employment, to which was referred S.B. No. 1046, S.D. 2, entitled:
"A BILL FOR AN ACT RELATING TO DOMESTIC VIOLENCE,"
begs leave to report as follows:
The purpose of this measure is to extend Hawaii's Family Leave Law to allow an employee to take family leave, separate from victim leave, to seek safety, medical attention, or victim services related to domestic or sexual violence against the employee or the employee's minor child.
The Office of Hawaiian Affairs, Hawai‘i State Commission on the Status of Women, American Association of University Women of Hawaii, Parents And Children Together, Hawaii Children's Action Network, O‘ahu County Committee on Legislative Priorities of the Democratic Party of Hawai‘i, Hawaii Women's Coalition, and an individual testified in support of this measure. The Department of Labor and Industrial Relations provided comments on this measure.
Your Committee has amended this measure by:
(1) Changing its effective date to January 1, 2050, to facilitate further discussion; 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 Labor & Public Employment that is attached to this report, your Committee is in accord with the intent and purpose of S.B. No. 1046, S.D. 2, as amended herein, and recommends that it pass Second Reading in the form attached hereto as S.B. No. 1046, 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 Labor & Public Employment,
AARON LING JOHANSON, Chair