HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

THE TWENTY-EIGHTH LEGISLATURE

REGULAR SESSION OF 2015

 

COMMITTEE ON HUMAN SERVICES

Rep. Dee Morikawa, Chair

Rep. Bertrand Kobayashi, Vice Chair

 

Rep. Della Au Belatti

Rep. Jo Jordan

Rep. Mele Carroll

Rep. Marcus R. Oshiro

Rep. Richard P. Creagan

Rep. Beth Fukumoto Chang

Rep. Mark J. Hashem

 

 

NOTICE OF HEARING

 

DATE:

Tuesday, February 03, 2015

TIME:

8:30 a.m.- 10:30 a.m.

PLACE:

Conference Room 329

State Capitol

415 South Beretania Street

 

A G E N D A

 

HB 897

Status

RELATING TO THE UNIFORM INTERSTATE FAMILY SUPPORT ACT.

Updates the Uniform Interstate Family Support Act to reflect requirements of the Hague Convention of the International Recovery of Child Support and Other Forms of Family Maintenance. Provides procedures for registration, recognition, enforcement, and modifications of support orders from countries that are parties to the convention.

 

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HB 128

Status

RELATING TO CHILD SUPPORT.

Authorizes the Child Support Enforcement Agency to pursue support and maintenance for the child of a parent under the age of eighteen from the child's grandparents.

 

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HB 624

Status

RELATING TO THE FAMILY COURTS.

Clarifies the factors under which the family awards custody and visitation of a minor child to ensure parental parity.

 

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HB 538

Status

RELATING TO DOMESTIC VIOLENCE.

Requires telecommunications carriers to release individuals from shared or family wireless plans, without charge, upon written request in documented instances of domestic violence.

 

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HB 446

Status

RELATING TO ADDRESS CONFIDENTIALITY.

Establishes the address confidentiality program to help survivors of domestic violence and sexual assault relocate and keep their addresses confidential. Creates the address confidentiality program surcharge fund.

 

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HB 447

Status

RELATING TO DOMESTIC VIOLENCE.

Removes certain unnecessary and redundant reporting responsibilities of the family courts and the Department of Human Services in cases where temporary restraining orders are sought for alleged domestic abuse involving a family or household member who is a minor or incapacitated person.

 

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HB 397

Status

RELATING TO AFTERSCHOOL PROGRAMS.

Establishes the R.E.A.C.H. (Resources for Enrichment, Athletics, Culture, and Health) program in the office of youth services to provide a standardized framework and funding for afterschool programs in public middle/intermediate schools. Establishes a revolving fund to receive fees and other moneys to supplement the costs of administering and operating the program.

 

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HB 959

Status

RELATING TO AFTER-SCHOOL PROGRAMS.

Establishes the R.E.A.C.H. (resources for enrichment, athletics, culture, and health) program in the Office of Youth Services to provide a framework and funding base for after-school programs in public middle and intermediate schools. Establishes a revolving fund to receive fees and other moneys to supplement the costs of administering and operating the program.

 

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HB 18

Status

RELATING TO LONG-TERM CARE.

Provides tax credits to resident taxpayers for long-term care insurance premiums.

 

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DECISION MAKING TO FOLLOW

 

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Rep. Dee Morikawa

Chair