STAND. COM. REP. NO. 2133
RE: S.B. No. 947
Honorable Scott K. Saiki
Speaker, House of Representatives
Thirtieth State Legislature
Regular Session of 2019
State of Hawaii
Your Committee on Judiciary, to which was referred S.B. No. 947, S.D. 1, H.D. 1, entitled:
"A BILL FOR AN ACT RELATING TO FAMILIES,"
begs leave to report as follows:
The purpose of this measure is to prohibit the disability of a parent or caregiver from being the sole factor in determining fitness as a foster parent, adoptive parent, guardian, parent seeking custody or visitation, or provider of a safe family home.
The Disability and Communication Access Board, O‘ahu County Democrats Legislative Priorities Committee of the Democratic Party of Hawai‘i, National Federation of the Blind, and an individual testified in support of this measure. The Department of Human Services provided comments.
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. 947, S.D. 1, H.D. 1, and recommends that it pass Third Reading.
Respectfully submitted on behalf of the members of the Committee on Judiciary,
CHRIS LEE, Chair