Bill Text: HI SB230 | 2019 | Regular Session | Introduced


Bill Title: Relating To Minors.

Spectrum: Partisan Bill (Democrat 8-0)

Status: (Introduced) 2019-02-11 - Report adopted; Passed Second Reading and referred to JDC. [SB230 Detail]

Download: Hawaii-2019-SB230-Introduced.html

THE SENATE

S.B. NO.

230

THIRTIETH LEGISLATURE, 2019

 

STATE OF HAWAII

 

 

 

 

 

 

A BILL FOR AN ACT

 

 

Relating to MINORS.

 

 

BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF HAWAII:

 


     SECTION 1.  Section 346-17.6, Hawaii Revised Statutes, is amended by amending subsection (b) to read as follows:

     "(b)  A minor may consent to no cost emergency shelter and related services if the minor understands the benefits, responsibilities, risks, and limits of the shelter and services, and the minor agrees to adhere to the provider's rules and cooperate and participate in those services recommended by the provider; provided that:

     (1)  The provider has not, despite reasonable efforts, been able to contact the minor's parent, legal guardian, or legal custodian;

     (2)  The provider has made contact with the minor's parent, legal guardian, or legal custodian, and the minor's parent, legal guardian, or legal custodian has refused to give consent and, based on the information available to the provider, the provider reasonably believes that the minor would incur harm, or would be subject to threatened harm, if the minor returned immediately to the home of the parent, legal guardian, or legal custodian; [or]

     (3)  The minor has refused to provide contact information for the minor's parent, legal guardian, or legal custodian, and the provider reasonably believes that the minor would incur harm, or would be subject to threatened harm, if the minor returned immediately to the home of the parent, legal guardian, or legal custodian[.]; or

     (4)  The provider is coordinating with child welfare services."

     SECTION 2.  Statutory material to be repealed is bracketed and stricken.  New statutory material is underscored.

     SECTION 3.  This Act shall take effect upon its approval.

 

INTRODUCED BY:

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Report Title:

Providers; Emergency Shelter; Minors; Consent; Child Welfare Services

 

Description:

Provides that a minor may consent to emergency shelter if a provider of no cost emergency shelter and services is coordinating with child welfare service.

 

 

 

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