STAND. COM. REP. NO. 871
RE: S.B. No. 1379
Honorable Ronald D. Kouchi
President of the Senate
Thirty-Second State Legislature
Regular Session of 2023
State of Hawaii
Your Committee on Judiciary, to which was referred S.B. No. 1379, S.D. 1, entitled:
"A BILL FOR AN ACT RELATING TO PENALTIES FOR UNLICENSED CARE HOMES,"
begs leave to report as follows:
The purpose and intent of this measure is to clarify the penalty to be assessed on any person who intentionally operates a care facility without a certificate or license by repealing section 321-486.3, Hawaii Revised Statutes.
Your Committee did not receive any testimony on this measure.
Your Committee finds that this measure will allow the Department of Health to effectively enhance enforcement and consumer protections for vulnerable senior citizens and residents of unlicensed care homes by repealing unnecessary provisions that may cause confusion in penalty amounts.
As affirmed by the record of votes of the members of your Committee on Judiciary that is attached to this report, your Committee is in accord with the intent and purpose of S.B. No. 1379, S.D. 1, and recommends that it pass Third Reading.
Respectfully submitted on behalf of the members of the Committee on Judiciary,
KARL RHOADS, Chair