STAND. COM. REP. NO. 832
RE: S.B. No. 1232
Honorable Ronald D. Kouchi
President of the Senate
Thirtieth State Legislature
Regular Session of 2019
State of Hawaii
Your Committees on Human Services and Judiciary, to which was referred S.B. No. 1232 entitled:
"A BILL FOR AN ACT RELATING TO CHILD SAFETY,"
beg leave to report as follows:
The purpose and intent of this measure is to clarify in Act 176, Session Laws of Hawaii 2018, the exemption from the disclosure requirements for child care facilities.
Your Committees received testimony in support of this measure from the Department of Human Services.
Your Committees find that Act 176, Session Laws of Hawaii 2018 (Act 176), specified the process for disclosure of a confirmed report of child abuse or neglect that occurred at a licensed or registered child care facility. This measure corrects an incorrect reference to licensed child care facilities in Act 176 and clarifies when the Department of Human Services may disclose that a confirmed report of child abuse or neglect has occurred at a child care facility operating in accordance with an exclusion or exemption permitted under law, which will cover reporting requirements for all child care situations.
Your Committees have amended this measure by:
(1) Clarifying that the Department of Human Services may disclose certain information upon receipt of consent, rather than proper consent; and
(2) Making technical, nonsubstantive amendments for the purposes of clarity and consistency.
As affirmed by the records of votes of the members of your Committees on Human Services and Judiciary that are attached to this report, your Committees are in accord with the intent and purpose of S.B. No. 1232, as amended herein, and recommend that it pass Second Reading in the form attached hereto as S.B. No. 1232, S.D. 1, and be placed on the calendar for Third Reading.
Respectfully submitted on behalf of the members of the Committees on Human Services and Judiciary,
KARL RHOADS, Chair
RUSSELL E. RUDERMAN, Chair