HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

THE THIRTIETH LEGISLATURE

REGULAR SESSION OF 2020

 

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, January 29, 2020

TIME:

8:30 a.m.

PLACE:

Conference Room 329

State Capitol

415 South Beretania Street

 

A G E N D A

 

HB 2037

Status

RELATING TO THE HAWAII STATE LESBIAN, GAY, BISEXUAL, TRANSGENDER, QUEER, PLUS COMMISSION.

Establishes the Hawaii State Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer, Plus Commission and the Hawaii State Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer, Plus Commission Trust Fund.

 

HSH, JUD, FIN

HB 1978

Status

RELATING TO SPECIAL IMMIGRANT JUVENILE STATUS.

Specifies that the family court has jurisdiction in proceedings concerning the custody or guardianship of an immigrant child pursuant to a motion for Special Immigrant Juvenile factual findings requesting a determination that the child was abused, neglected, or abandoned before the age of 18.

 

HSH, JUD, FIN

HB 2067

Status

RELATING TO DOMESTIC VIOLENCE.

Amends the offense of abuse of family or household members to provide for misdemeanor and petty misdemeanor penalties. Allows a deferred acceptance of guilty or no contest plea in misdemeanor and petty misdemeanor abuse penalties. Requires the Judiciary to submit annual reports to the Legislature on the number and outcome of abuse of family or household members cases. Sunsets five years after enactment.

 

HSH, JUD, FIN

HB 2057

Status

RELATING TO PROOF OF DOMESTIC OR SEXUAL VIOLENCE VICTIM STATUS.

Makes consistent the types of documents accepted as proof of domestic or sexual violence victim status.

 

HSH, JUD, FIN

HB 1664

Status

RELATING TO HUMAN SERVICES.

Authorizes the establishment of the Supporting Employment Empowerment Hawaii Work Program to transition public assistance recipients to the workforce.

 

HSH, LAB, FIN

HB 1788

Status

RELATING TO THE ROOM CONFINEMENT OF CHILDREN AT DETENTION AND SHELTER FACILITIES.

Limits the circumstances under which children and minors at shelters may be subject to room confinement, and specifies the conditions and time limits for which room confinement may be imposed.

 

HSH, JUD, FIN

HB 1870

Status

RELATING TO LONG-TERM CARE INSURANCE.

Requires the thirty-day lapse or termination notices for long-term care policies to be sent by certified mail or commercial delivery service, or other method of delivery requiring proof of delivery.

 

HSH, CPC, FIN

HB 1942

Status

RELATING TO CHILD ABUSE REPORTING.

Adds members of the clergy, commercial computer technicians, and commercial film and photographic print or image processors to the categories of persons who are required to report child abuse and neglect to the Department of Human Services or to police. Provides a "safe harbor" through December 31, 2020, for reporting by clergy of known or suspected child abuse that was previously unreported and that did not arise during a penitential communication.

 

HSH, JUD, FIN

HB 2050

Status

RELATING TO TEMPORARY RESTRAINING ORDERS, PROTECTIVE ORDERS, AND INJUNCTIONS.

Clarifies that the effective period of a protective order, temporary restraining order, or injunction restraining any party from contacting, threatening, or physically abusing a minor may extend to a date after the minor has reached 18 years of age.

 

HSH, JUD, FIN

HB 2061

Status

RELATING TO CHILD SUPPORT.

Requires certain amounts of child support moneys collected by the Department of Human Services (DHS) for public assistance of a child to pass through to the family receiving public assistance. Requires DHS to disregard passed through child support payments when calculating the income of an applicant for or recipient of public assistance. Increases the maximum fine for an employer who discharges from employment, refuses to employ, or takes disciplinary action against any noncustodial parent subject to income withholding or who fails to comply with an order of assignment of future income to pay child support. Appropriates funds.

 

HSH, JUD, FIN

HB 2062

Status

RELATING TO THE SEXUAL EXPLOITATION OF CHILDREN.

Establishes within the Department of Human Services a sexually exploited children statewide coordinator and program and a commercial sexual exploitation of children steering committee to address the needs of sexually exploited children in the State. Requires the sexually exploited children statewide program and the commercial sexual exploitation of children steering committee to provide annual reports to the Legislature. Establishes within each county a commercial sexual exploitation of children multidisciplinary team to facilitate the sharing of information and to immediately respond to cases of sexually exploited children. Appropriates funds.

 

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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Testimony submitted will be placed on the legislative website. This public posting of testimony on the website should be considered when including personal information in your testimony.

 

If you require special assistance or auxiliary aids and/or services to participate in the House public hearing process (i.e., sign or foreign language interpreter or wheelchair accessibility), please contact the Committee Clerk at 586-6564 or email your request for an interpreter to HouseInterpreter@Capitol.hawaii.gov at least 24 hours prior to the hearing for arrangements. Prompt requests submitted help to ensure the availability of qualified individuals and appropriate accommodations.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Rep. Joy A. San Buenaventura

Chair