STAND. COM. REP. NO. 1186

 

Honolulu, Hawaii

, 2023

 

RE: H.B. No. 384

H.D. 2

 

 

 

 

Honorable Scott K. Saiki

Speaker, House of Representatives

Thirty-Second State Legislature

Regular Session of 2023

State of Hawaii

 

Sir:

 

Your Committee on Finance, to which was referred H.B. No. 384, 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 implement certain portions of the Uniform Parentage Act of 2017 to replace the Uniform Parentage Act of 1973.

 

Your Committee received testimony in support of this measure from the Judiciary and Commission to Promote Uniform Laws. Your Committee received testimony in opposition to this measure from five individuals. Your Committee received comments on this measure from the Department of Human Services, Hawaii Women Lawyers, and one individual.

 

Your Committee has amended this measure by:

 

(1) Changing the fee schedule for family court determinations of a parent-child relationship from $100 to an unspecified amount; and

 

(2) Changing the surcharge for parent education for separating parties from $50 to an unspecified amount.

 

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. 384, H.D. 1, as amended herein, and recommends that it pass Third Reading in the form attached hereto as H.B. No. 384, H.D. 2.

 

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

 

 

 

 

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KYLE T. YAMASHITA, Chair