STAND. COM. REP. NO. 1056
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 Ways and Means, to which was referred S.B. No. 1462, S.D. 1, 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 support and protect survivors of domestic abuse, sexual offenses, or stalking through the Address Confidentiality Program.
Specifically, this measure appropriates moneys to the Department of the Attorney General for the administration of the program, including funds for two full-time equivalent positions, operating costs, and equipment.
Your Committee received written comments in support of this measure from the Department of the Attorney General, Oahu County Committee on Legislative Priorities of the Democratic Party of Hawaii, American Association of University Women of Hawaii, The Sex Abuse Treatment Center, and Planned Parenthood Votes Northwest and Hawaii.
Your Committee finds that this measure will provide survivors of domestic violence, sexual offenses, or stalking with a substitute address to be used by state and local government agencies instead of their physical address, thus keeping their physical address from inclusion in public records and helping to protect these individuals from their abusers.
Your Committee has amended this measure by:
(1) Changing the effective date to July 1, 2050, to facilitate further discussion on the measure; and
(2) Making a technical nonsubstantive amendment for the purpose of consistency.
As affirmed by the record of votes of the members of your Committee on Ways and Means that is attached to this report, your Committee is in accord with the intent and purpose of S.B. No. 1462, S.D. 1, as amended herein, and recommends that it pass Third Reading in the form attached hereto as S.B. No. 1462, S.D. 2.
Respectfully submitted on behalf of the members of the Committee on Ways and Means,
DONOVAN M. DELA CRUZ, Chair