STAND. COM. REP. NO. 3356
RE: S.B. No. 2795
Honorable Ronald D. Kouchi
President of the Senate
Thirtieth State Legislature
Regular Session of 2020
State of Hawaii
Your Committees on Ways and Means and Judiciary, to which was referred S.B. No. 2795, S.D. 1, entitled:
"A BILL FOR AN ACT RELATING TO ADDRESS CONFIDENTIALITY,"
beg leave to report as follows:
The purpose and intent of this measure is to appropriate funds to the Office of the Lieutenant Governor for one full-time equivalent position, operating costs, and equipment to administer the Address Confidentiality Program established by Act 115, Session Laws of Hawaii 2018.
Your Committees received written comments in support of this measure from the Office of the Lieutenant Governor, Parents and Children Together, Planned Parenthood Votes Northwest and Hawaii, Hawaii Women's Coalition, and Hawaii State Coalition Against Domestic Violence.
Your Committees find that the Address Confidentiality Program is an important tool to protect the confidentiality of victims of sexual offenses, domestic abuse, and stalking and to prevent a victim's assailant from locating the victim's home through public records.
Your Committees have amended this measure by:
(1) Changing the appropriation to an unspecified amount; and
(2) Changing the effective date to July 1, 2050, to facilitate further discussion on the measure.
As affirmed by the records of votes of the members of your Committees on Ways and Means and Judiciary that are attached to this report, your Committees are in accord with the intent and purpose of S.B. No. 2795, S.D. 1, as amended herein, and recommend that it pass Third Reading in the form attached hereto as S.B. No. 2795, S.D. 2.
Respectfully submitted on behalf of the members of the Committees on Ways and Means and Judiciary,
KARL RHOADS, Chair
DONOVAN M. DELA CRUZ, Chair