STAND. COM. REP. NO. 896

 

Honolulu, Hawaii

, 2021

 

RE: H.B. No. 1096

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. 1096, H.D. 1, entitled:

 

"A BILL FOR AN ACT RELATING TO PARENTAGE,"

 

begs leave to report as follows:

 

The purpose of this measure is to require the Department of Health to convene a task force to recommend amendments to the Hawaii Revised Statutes to update existing parentage laws that reflect outdated, cisheteronormative concepts of families, parenthood, and parental rights.

 

Your Committee received testimony in support of this measure from the Hawaii State Commission on the Status of Women, Planned Parenthood Votes Northwest and Hawaii, LGBT Caucus of the Democratic Party of Hawaii, AF3IRM Hawaii, Hawaii Women's Coalition, American Civil Liberties Union of Hawaii, and nineteen individuals. Your Committee received comments on this measure from the Department of Health.

 

Your Committee has amended this measure by:

 

(1) Inviting nongovernmental members of the task force to participate in the task force, rather than requiring their participation;

 

(2) Changing the effective date to July 1, 2050, to encourage further discussion; and

 

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

 

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. 1096, H.D. 1, as amended herein, and recommends that it pass Third Reading in the form attached hereto as H.B. No. 1096, H.D. 2.

 

 

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

 

 

 

 

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SYLVIA LUKE, Chair