STAND. COM. REP. NO. 1130
RE: S.B. No. 1464
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. 1464, S.D. 1, entitled:
"A BILL FOR AN ACT RELATING TO JUDICIAL PROCEEDINGS,"
begs leave to report as follows:
The purpose and intent of this measure is to support the public in preparing, filing, defending, and adjudicating assisted community treatment petitions, related guardianship petitions, and other legal filings.
Specifically, this measure appropriates funds for:
(1) Two Deputy Attorney General positions;
(2) A family court judge in the First Circuit; and
(3) A social worker in the Office of the Public Guardian.
Your Committee received written comments in support of this measure from the Oahu County Committee on Legislative Priorities of the Democratic Party of Hawaii, Partners in Care, Hawaii Health and Harm Reduction Center, Hawaii Kai Homeless Task Force, and two individuals.
Your Committee received written comments on this measure from the Hawaii State Judiciary.
Your Committee finds that this measure will ease the burden on concerned parties navigating the assisted community treatment process so that certain individuals suffering from severe mental illness or substance abuse can get appropriate and timely care.
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 clarity.
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. 1464, S.D. 1, as amended herein, and recommends that it pass Third Reading in the form attached hereto as S.B. No. 1464, S.D. 2.
Respectfully submitted on behalf of the members of the Committee on Ways and Means,
DONOVAN M. DELA CRUZ, Chair