HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

THE THIRTY-SECOND LEGISLATURE

REGULAR SESSION OF 2023

 

COMMITTEE ON HUMAN SERVICES

Rep. John M. Mizuno, Chair

Rep. Terez Amato, Vice Chair

 

Rep. Della Au Belatti

Rep. Jenna Takenouchi

Rep. Greggor Ilagan

Rep. Scott Y. Nishimoto

Rep. Bertrand Kobayashi

Rep. Diamond Garcia

 

 

NOTICE OF HEARING

 

DATE:

Tuesday, January 31, 2023

TIME:

9:30 a.m.

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Conference Room 329

State Capitol

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A G E N D A

 

 

HB 317

Status

RELATING TO YOUTH FEES AND FINES.

Prohibits the assessment of any fines, fees, or court costs against a person who was adjudicated for an offense committed during the person's minority, or against the person's parent or guardian, and discharges all related debt obligations assessed prior to the effective date of the Act. Requires the Office of the Administrative Director of the Courts to submit a report to the Legislature.

 

HUS, JHA, FIN

HB 445

Status

RELATING TO CHILD SUPPORT.

Requires the Attorney General and Department of Human Services to convene a study group to examine the impacts, costs, and impediments of allowing child support payments to pass through to recipients of Temporary Assistance for Needy Families program funds and to submit a joint report to the 2024 Legislature.

 

HUS, JHA, FIN

HB 349

Status

RELATING TO CHILDREN.

Expands the original jurisdiction of family court to include proceedings for declaration of emancipation of minors. Specifies the rights of an emancipated minor. Allows a minor who has reached the age of sixteen years to petition the family court for a declaration of emancipation. Allows certain parties to petition the family court for voidance or rescission of a declaration of emancipation. Sets forth court procedures and standards in issuing, voiding, and rescinding a declaration of emancipation. Allows parties to appeal the court's decisions pertaining to emancipation to the Intermediate Court of Appeals.

 

HUS, JHA, FIN

HB 341

Status

RELATING TO CHILD CARE.

Requires that child care providers provide certain information to the Department of Human Services each year.

 

HUS, CPC

HB 350

Status

RELATING TO CHILD ABUSE REPORTING.

Establishes that the exemption from mandatory reporting by members of the clergy does not apply when the clergy member believes that there exists a substantial risk that child abuse or neglect that is especially heinous, atrocious, or cruel, manifesting exceptional depravity, may occur in the reasonably foreseeable future.

 

HUS, JHA

HB 583

Status

RELATING TO EARLY LEARNING ACCREDITATION.

Establish within the Department of Human Services' Child Care Assistance Program, a Child Care Accreditation Program to support licensed or registered child care providers to obtain accreditation from a national early learning accrediting organization. Extends the deadline by which unaccredited service providers of the Preschool Open Doors Program must commence the accreditation process and obtain accreditation. Appropriate funds.

 

HUS, CPC, FIN

HB 339

Status

RELATING TO EXEMPTIONS FROM CIVIL SERVICE FOR POSITIONS IN THE DEPARTMENT OF HUMAN SERVICES.

Permanently exempts eight positions in the Department of Human Services from civil service.

 

HUS, LGO, FIN

HB 552

Status

RELATING TO HUMAN TRAFFICKING.

Converts the human trafficking victim services fund to a human trafficking reparations fund. Revises the purposes for the monies in the fund to provide direct financial assistance to victims of trafficking.

 

HUS, JHA, FIN

HB 579

Status

RELATING TO HUMAN TRAFFICKING.

Establishes a statewide prevention program overseen by the Department of the Attorney General to provide services and assistance to commercially sexually exploited children and to victims of human trafficking. Requires reports to the Legislature.

 

HUS, JHA, FIN

HB 439

Status

RELATING TO IMMIGRANT SERVICES.

Establishes and appropriates moneys for an immigrant services and access unit within the Office of Community Services.

 

HUS, FIN

HB 470

Status

RELATING TO MINORS.

Repeals the sunset date of Act 23, Session Laws of Hawaii 2021, thereby making it permanent.

 

HUS, JHA

The following bills are for decision-making purposes only to insert substantive provisions into the short form bill. A public hearing will be scheduled at a later date, at which time testimony will be accepted.

 

 

 

HB 221

Status

RELATING TO HUMAN SERVICES.

Short form bill relating to human services.

 

HUS

HB 222

Status

RELATING TO HUMAN SERVICES.

Short form bill relating to human services.

 

HUS

HB 223

Status

RELATING TO HUMAN SERVICES.

Short form bill relating to human services.

 

HUS

HB 224

Status

RELATING TO HUMAN SERVICES.

Short form bill relating to human services.

 

HUS

HB 225

Status

RELATING TO HUMAN SERVICES.

Short form bill relating to human services.

 

HUS

 

 

 

 

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Rep. John M. Mizuno

Chair