STAND. COM. REP. NO. 2157
RE: S.B. No. 1173
Honorable Scott K. Saiki
Speaker, House of Representatives
Thirtieth State Legislature
Regular Session of 2019
State of Hawaii
Your Committee on Finance, to which was referred S.B. No. 1173, S.D. 1, H.D. 1, entitled:
"A BILL FOR AN ACT RELATING TO CHILD SUPPORT,"
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.
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 S.B. No. 1173, S.D. 1, H.D. 1, and recommends that it pass Third Reading.
Respectfully submitted on behalf of the members of the Committee on Finance,
SYLVIA LUKE, Chair