STAND. COM. REP. NO. 2446
RE: S.B. No. 2665
Honorable Ronald D. Kouchi
President of the Senate
Thirtieth State Legislature
Regular Session of 2020
State of Hawaii
Your Committee on Human Services, to which was referred S.B. No. 2665 entitled:
"A BILL FOR AN ACT RELATING TO CHILD SUPPORT ENFORCEMENT,"
begs leave to report as follows:
The purpose and intent of this measure is to establish that every judgment for child support is enforceable until paid in full.
Your Committee received testimony in support of this measure from one individual.
Your Committee finds that existing law allows people who owe child support to be absolved of their obligation once the child turns thirty-three or ten years after a judgment for the child support was rendered, whatever date is later. As such, existing law allows the judgment for child support to be presumed paid or discharged after a certain period of time.
The purpose of this measure is to establish that every judgment for child support is enforceable until paid in full. This will ensure that people are not able to evade their child support obligations merely by the passage of time.
As affirmed by the record of votes of the members of your Committee on Human Services that is attached to this report, your Committee is in accord with the intent and purpose of S.B. No. 2665 and recommends that it pass Second Reading and be referred to your Committee on Judiciary.
Respectfully submitted on behalf of the members of the Committee on Human Services,
RUSSELL E. RUDERMAN, Chair