STAND. COM. REP. NO.  1229


Honolulu, Hawaii

                , 2017


RE:   S.B. No. 519

      S.D. 2

      H.D. 1





Honorable Joseph M. Souki

Speaker, House of Representatives

Twenty-Ninth State Legislature

Regular Session of 2017

State of Hawaii




     Your Committee on Human Services, to which was referred S.B. No. 519, S.D. 2, entitled:




begs leave to report as follows:


     The purpose of this measure is to provide a safe mechanism for reporting citizen complaints regarding officer-involved domestic violence by ensuring that reports involving allegations of domestic violence by a police officer against a family or household member do not have to be in writing or sworn to by the complainant.


     The Hawaii State Commission on the Status of Women, Hawaii State Democratic Women's Caucus, Americans for Democratic Action, Hawaii Women's Coalition, and one individual testified in support of this measure.  The State of Hawaii Organization of Police Officers testified in opposition.  The City and County of Honolulu Prosecuting Attorney provided comments.


     Your Committee has amended this measure by:


     (1)  Changing its effective date to January 7, 2075; and


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


     As affirmed by the record of votes of the members of your Committee on Human Services that is attached to this report, your Committee is in accord with the intent and purpose of S.B. No. 519, S.D. 2, as amended herein, and recommends that it pass Second Reading in the form attached hereto as S.B. No. 519, S.D. 2, H.D. 1, and be referred to your Committee on Judiciary.



Respectfully submitted on behalf of the members of the Committee on Human Services,