CONFERENCE COMMITTEE REP. NO. 111

 

Honolulu, Hawaii

                 , 2015

 

RE:    H.B. No. 448

       H.D. 1

       S.D. 1

       C.D. 1

 

 

 

Honorable Joseph M. Souki

Speaker, House of Representatives

Twenty-Eighth State Legislature

Regular Session of 2015

State of Hawaii

 

Honorable Donna Mercado Kim

President of the Senate

Twenty-Eighth State Legislature

Regular Session of 2015

State of Hawaii

 

Sir and Madam:

 

     Your Committee on Conference on the disagreeing vote of the House of Representatives to the amendments proposed by the Senate in H.B. No. 448, H.D. 1, S.D. 1, entitled:

 

"A BILL FOR AN ACT RELATING TO DOMESTIC VIOLENCE,"

 

having met, and after full and free discussion, has agreed to recommend and does recommend to the respective Houses the final passage of this bill in an amended form.

 

     The purpose of this measure is to:

 

(1)  Amend the multidisciplinary and multiagency review process for domestic violence fatalities to also require the review of near-deaths and suicides;

 

(2)  Authorize the Department of Health to enter into Memoranda of Understanding with relevant government agencies and branches to obtain information relating to near-deaths resulting from intimate partner violence;

 

(3)  Require that the information collected and recommendations derived from the review process be compiled for use in system reform efforts relating to the reduction of preventable deaths, near-deaths, and suicides resulting from domestic violence;

 

(4)  Establish the Address Confidentiality Program within the Department of the Attorney General to, among other things, keep the actual address of a relocated victim of domestic violence, a sexual offense, or stalking confidential and prevent the victim's assailants or potential assailants from finding the victim through public records; and

 

(5)  Appropriate funds to implement the Address Confidentiality Program and to establish one full-time position to assist in implementing the program.

 

     Your Committee on Conference has amended this measure by:

 

(1)  Deleting the Address Confidentiality Program and the appropriation of funds to implement the program;

 

(2)  Changing the effective date to July 1, 2015; and

 

(3)  Making technical, nonsubstantive amendments for clarity, consistency, and style.

 

     As affirmed by the record of votes of the managers of your Committee on Conference that is attached to this report, your Committee on Conference is in accord with the intent and purpose of H.B. No. 448, H.D. 1, S.D. 1, as amended herein, and recommends that it pass Final Reading in the form attached hereto as H.B. No. 448, H.D. 1, S.D. 1, C.D. 1.

 


Respectfully submitted on behalf of the managers:

 

ON THE PART OF THE SENATE

 

ON THE PART OF THE HOUSE

 

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JOSH GREEN, Chair

 

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DELLA AU BELATTI, Co-Chair

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GILBERT S.C. KEITH-AGARAN, Co-Chair

 

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JOY A. SAN BUENAVENTURA, Co-Chair

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JILL N. TOKUDA, Co-Chair

 

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LYNN DECOITE, Co-Chair