STAND. COM. REP. NO. 1386
RE: S.B. No. 410
Honorable Scott K. Saiki
Speaker, House of Representatives
Thirty-First State Legislature
Regular Session of 2021
State of Hawaii
Your Committee on Health, Human Services, & Homelessness, to which was referred S.B. No. 410, S.D. 2, entitled:
"A BILL FOR AN ACT RELATING TO ABUSE OF FAMILY OR HOUSEHOLD MEMBER,"
begs leave to report as follows:
The purpose of this measure is to add abuse of a family or household member to those felonies that qualify for repeat offender sentencing.
Your Committee received testimony in support of this measure from the Department of the Prosecuting Attorney of the City and County of Honolulu, Honolulu Police Department, and Department of the Prosecuting Attorney of the County of Maui. Your Committee received testimony in opposition to this measure from the Office of the Public Defender.
Your Committee finds that the abuse of family or household members is among the most repeated offenses. Your Committee further finds that under existing law, the abuse of family or household members is not included in the offenses that qualify for repeat offender sentencing.
Your Committee has amended this measure by changing the effective date to July 1, 2060, to encourage further discussion.
As affirmed by the record of votes of the members of your Committee on Health, Human Services, & Homelessness that is attached to this report, your Committee is in accord with the intent and purpose of S.B. No. 410, S.D. 2, as amended herein, and recommends that it pass Second Reading in the form attached hereto as S.B. No. 410, S.D. 2, H.D. 1, and be referred to your Committee on Judiciary & Hawaiian Affairs.
Respectfully submitted on behalf of the members of the Committee on Health, Human Services, & Homelessness,
RYAN I. YAMANE, Chair