STAND. COM. REP. NO.  1534


Honolulu, Hawaii

                , 2019


RE:   S.B. No. 1173

      S.D. 1

      H.D. 1





Honorable Scott K. Saiki

Speaker, House of Representatives

Thirtieth State Legislature

Regular Session of 2019

State of Hawaii




     Your Committee on Judiciary, to which was referred S.B. No. 1173, S.D. 1, H.D. 1, entitled:




begs leave to report as follows:


     The purpose of this measure is to bring Hawaii into compliance with federal regulations governing income withholding for child support enforcement by:


     (1)  Imposing a fine against an employer who fails to withhold support payments from an employee's income or pay amounts to the Child Support Enforcement Agency;


     (2)  Amending the penalty for an employer who discriminates against an employee because of the existence of a child support income withholding order by imposing a fine instead of a misdemeanor contempt of court charge; and


     (3)  Increasing the threshold amount for an annual fee imposed by the Child Support Enforcement Agency for collection and distribution of child support payments.


     The Department of the Attorney General testified in support of this measure.


     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 S.B. No. 1173, S.D. 1, H.D. 1, and recommends that it be referred to your Committee on Finance.



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