STAND. COM. REP. NO. 904

 

Honolulu, Hawaii

, 2021

 

RE: H.B. No. 345

H.D. 2

 

 

 

 

Honorable Scott K. Saiki

Speaker, House of Representatives

Thirty-First State Legislature

Regular Session of 2021

State of Hawaii

 

Sir:

 

Your Committee on Finance, to which was referred H.B. No. 345, H.D. 2, entitled:

 

"A BILL FOR AN ACT RELATING TO ASSISTED COMMUNITY TREATMENT,"

 

begs leave to report as follows:

 

The purpose of this measure is to require the Family Court to appoint, at the time that an Assisted Community Treatment Program petition is filed, a guardian ad litem to represent the best interests of the individual who is subject to the petition throughout the pendency of the judicial proceedings.

 

Your Committee received testimony in support of this measure from the Department of Health, Hawaii Substance Abuse Coalition, Partners In Care, Ohana Health Plan, and four individuals. Your Committee received comments on this measure from the Governor's Coordinator on Homelessness; Judiciary; Office of the Public Defender; The Institute for Human Services, Inc.; and one individual.

 

As affirmed by the record of votes of the members of your Committee on Finance that is attached to this report, your Committee is in accord with the intent and purpose of H.B. No. 345, H.D. 2, and recommends that it pass Third Reading.

 

 

Respectfully submitted on behalf of the members of the Committee on Finance,

 

 

 

 

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SYLVIA LUKE, Chair