STAND. COM. REP. NO. 3126
RE: S.B. No. 2894
Honorable Ronald D. Kouchi
President of the Senate
Thirtieth State Legislature
Regular Session of 2020
State of Hawaii
Your Committee on Judiciary, to which was referred S.B. No. 2894, S.D. 1, entitled:
"A BILL FOR AN ACT RELATING TO CHILD CARE,"
begs leave to report as follows:
The purpose and intent of this measure is to improve the Department of Human Services' enforcement of child care laws by clarifying certain requirements regarding licensing of child care facilities, including exemptions from applicable health and safety standards and investigations of violations.
Your Committee received testimony in support of this measure from the Department of Human Services.
Your Committee finds that existing exemptions relating to the licensing of child care facilities do not specify any restrictions as to the degree of relationship for relatives nor any restrictions for programs that provide exclusively for a specialized training or skill development. This measure will improve the Department of Human Services' ability to enforce regulations relating to child care facilities and to ensure that caregivers and organizations operating these facilities are complying with applicable health and safety standards.
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. 2894, S.D. 1, and recommends that it pass Third Reading.
Respectfully submitted on behalf of the members of the Committee on Judiciary,
KARL RHOADS, Chair