HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

THE THIRTIETH LEGISLATURE

REGULAR SESSION OF 2019

 

COMMITTEE ON HUMAN SERVICES & HOMELESSNESS

Rep. Joy A. San Buenaventura, Chair

Rep. Nadine K. Nakamura, Vice Chair

 

Rep. Della Au Belatti

Rep. Calvin K.Y. Say

Rep. Bertrand Kobayashi

Rep. James Kunane Tokioka

Rep. John M. Mizuno

Rep. Gene Ward

 

NOTICE OF HEARING

 

DATE:

Wednesday, March 13, 2019

TIME:

8:30am

PLACE:

Conference Room 329

State Capitol

415 South Beretania Street

 

A G E N D A

 

SB 227, SD2

(SSCR1036)

Status

RELATING TO IMMIGRATION.

Makes an appropriation to the Department of Human Services to contract with non-profit providers to provide access to legal counsel to immigrants in immigration proceedings. Takes effect 3/15/2050. (SD2)

 

HSH, JUD, FIN

SB 492, SD2

(SSCR963)

Status

RELATING TO THE DEPARTMENT OF HUMAN SERVICES.

Requires the Office of the Auditor to conduct a performance audit of the Department of Human Services Disability Determination Branch. Appropriates funds. Effective 7/1/2050. (SD2)

 

HSH, LMG, FIN

SB 1019, SD1

(SSCR948)

Status

RELATING TO YOUTH.

Establishes and appropriates funds for a safe places for youth pilot program. Requires and appropriates funds for the office of youth services to reduce the use of status offense laws and implement a status offense diversion program. Effective 7/1/2050. (SD1)

 

HSH, JUD, FIN

SB 1047, SD1

(SSCR783)

Status

RELATING TO DOMESTIC VIOLENCE.

Amends the offense of abuse of family or household members to provide for misdemeanor and petty misdemeanor penalties. Allows the granting of a deferred acceptance of guilty plea in cases involving misdemeanor and petty misdemeanor abuse of a family or household member if certain conditions are met. Requires the judiciary to submit annual reports to the legislature on the number and outcome of abuse of family or household members cases. Repeals June 30, 2024. (SD1)

 

HSH, JUD, FIN

SB 1173, SD1

(SSCR777)

Status

RELATING TO CHILD SUPPORT.

Amends the income withholding requirements to impose a fine against any employer who (1) discharges from employment, refuses to employ, or takes disciplinary action against any noncustodial parent subject to income withholding, or (2) fails to withhold support from income or pay the amounts to the Child Support Enforcement Agency. Amends the amount of the annual fee imposed by the Child Support Enforcement Agency to be in compliance with federal regulations. (SD1)

 

HSH, JUD, FIN

SB 1226, SD2

(SSCR1009)

Status

RELATING TO CHILD CARE.

Requires criminal history record checks of adult relatives who provide care for a child whose family receives a child care subsidy from the Department of Human Services. Clarifies the role and response of the child care licensing program when it receives a report of death or injury of a child in a child care setting. Addresses the release of information pending an investigation. Increases penalties and clarifies that the Department of Human Services may take administrative and judicial action to enforce child care licensing requirements. Takes effect 7/1/2050. (SD2)

 

HSH, JUD, FIN

SB 1236, SD2

(SSCR876)

Status

RELATING TO PARKING FOR DISABLED PERSONS.

Clarifies that the exemption from payment of parking fees is an exception for drivers who are unable to reach or operate a parking meter or unattended pay station because of a physical disability, and who display a disabled paid parking exemption permit. Clarifies that the time limits for the parking fee exemption applies to unattended pay stations as well as meters. Makes the unauthorized act of selling or buying a disability parking permit a misdemeanor. Provides that law enforcement may confiscate a disability parking permit that has been altered or is invalid. Clarifies the types of disabilities that qualify for a disability parking permit. Effective 7/1/2050. (SD2)

 

HSH, JUD, FIN

 

 

DECISION MAKING TO FOLLOW

 

Persons wishing to offer comments should submit testimony at least 24 hours prior to the hearing. Testimony should indicate:

    Testifier's name with position/title and organization;

    The Committee(s) to which the comments are directed;

    The date and time of the hearing; and

    Measure number.

 

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Rep. Joy A. San Buenaventura

Chair