STAND. COM. REP. NO. 2133

 

Honolulu, Hawaii

, 2019

 

RE: S.B. No. 947

S.D. 1

H.D. 1

 

 

 

 

Honorable Scott K. Saiki

Speaker, House of Representatives

Thirtieth State Legislature

Regular Session of 2019

State of Hawaii

 

Sir:

 

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, Oahu County Democrats Legislative Priorities Committee of the Democratic Party of Hawaii, 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,

 

 

 

 

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CHRIS LEE, Chair