STAND. COM. REP. NO. 1794
RE: S.B. No. 828
Honorable Scott K. Saiki
Speaker, House of Representatives
Thirty-First State Legislature
Regular Session of 2021
State of Hawaii
Your Committee on Finance, to which was referred S.B. No. 828, H.D. 1, entitled:
"A BILL FOR AN ACT RELATING TO DIVORCE,"
begs leave to report as follows:
(1) Grant exclusive original jurisdiction in matters of divorce to the family court of the circuit in which an applicant is domiciled at the time the application is filed; and
(2) Repeal the requirement that a person be domiciled or physically present in the State for a continuous period of at least six months before completing a divorce.
Your Committee received testimony in support of this measure from the Hawai‘i State Coalition Against Domestic Violence, Domestic Violence Action Center, American Association of University Women of Hawaii, and three individuals. Your Committee received comments on this measure from the Judiciary.
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 S.B. No. 828, H.D. 1, and recommends that it pass Third Reading.
Respectfully submitted on behalf of the members of the Committee on Finance,
SYLVIA LUKE, Chair