STAND. COM. REP. NO. 418
RE: S.B. No. 1462
Honorable Ronald D. Kouchi
President of the Senate
Thirtieth State Legislature
Regular Session of 2019
State of Hawaii
Your Committee on Judiciary, to which was referred S.B. No. 1462 entitled:
"A BILL FOR AN ACT RELATING TO ADDRESS CONFIDENTIALITY,"
begs leave to report as follows:
The purpose and intent of this measure is to appropriate funds for two full-time equivalent positions, operating costs, and equipment to support the Attorney General's Hawaii Criminal Justice Data Center in administering the address confidentiality program.
Your Committee received testimony in support of this measure from the Department of the Attorney General, Hawai‘i State Commission on the Status of Women, Department of the Prosecuting Attorney of the City and County of Honolulu, Domestic Violence Action Center, Hawaii State Coalition Against Domestic Violence, AAUW of Hawaii, Hawaii Women's Coalition, Midwives Alliance of Hawaii, Parents and Children Together, The Sex Abuse Treatment Center, and three individuals.
Your Committee finds that the address confidentiality program provides survivors of domestic abuse, sexual offense, or stalking with a substitute address to be used by state and local government agencies instead of their physical address. Your Committee further finds that the substitute address may be used whenever an address is required for public records, and that mail received at the substitute address may be forwarded to the survivor's actual address. Your Committee additionally finds that, although the Hawaii Criminal Justice Center is preparing to implement an address confidentiality program, no monies have been allocated to support it. This measure will appropriate monies necessary to implement the address confidentiality program.
Your Committee has amended this measure by making a technical, nonsubstantive amendment for the purposes of clarity and consistency.
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. 1462, as amended herein, and recommends that it pass Second Reading in the form attached hereto as S.B. No. 1462, S.D. 1, and be referred to your Committee on Ways and Means.
Respectfully submitted on behalf of the members of the Committee on Judiciary,
KARL RHOADS, Chair