The left hand column below contains the statutory history of the current law (which is in the right hand column).

L 1949, c 327,  11 (Scanned from copies of microform of original Session Laws of Hawaii books)

HRS 338-7, Current Law as of October 25, 2009  (You can double check it here)

338-7  Registration of foundlings; foundling report.  (a)  Whoever assumes the custody of a living child of unknown parentage shall immediately report, on a form to be approved by the department of health, to the local agent of the department the following:

     (1)  Date and place of finding or assumption of custody;

     (2)  Sex;

     (3)  Color or race;

     (4)  Approximate age of child;

     (5)  Name and address of the person or institution with whom the child has been placed for care;

     (6)  Name given to the child by the finder or custodian.

     (b)  The place where the child was found or custody assumed shall be known as the place of birth, and the date of birth shall be determined by approximation.

     (c)  The foundling report shall constitute the certificate of birth.

     (d)  If a foundling child is identified and a regular certificate of birth is found or obtained, the report shall be sealed and filed and may be opened only upon order of a court of competent jurisdiction. [L 1949, c 327, 11; RL 1955, 57-10; am L Sp 1959 2d, c 1, 19; HRS 338-7]

 

RL 1955, 57-10 (Scanned from copies of microform of original Session Laws of Hawaii books)

I have recopied the above current law for your convenience.

338-7  Registration of foundlings; foundling report.  (a)  Whoever assumes the custody of a living child of unknown parentage shall immediately report, on a form to be approved by the department of health, to the local agent of the department the following:

     (1)  Date and place of finding or assumption of custody;

     (2)  Sex;

     (3)  Color or race;

     (4)  Approximate age of child;

     (5)  Name and address of the person or institution with whom the child has been placed for care;

     (6)  Name given to the child by the finder or custodian.

     (b)  The place where the child was found or custody assumed shall be known as the place of birth, and the date of birth shall be determined by approximation.

     (c)  The foundling report shall constitute the certificate of birth.

     (d)  If a foundling child is identified and a regular certificate of birth is found or obtained, the report shall be sealed and filed and may be opened only upon order of a court of competent jurisdiction. [L 1949, c 327, 11; RL 1955, 57-10; am L Sp 1959 2d, c 1, 19; HRS 338-7]

 

am L Sp 1959 2d, c 1, 19 (Scanned from copies of microform of original Session Laws of Hawaii books). The Foundling Statute doesn't appear to have been affected by am L Sp 1959 2d, c 1,  19 (below).

I have recopied the above current law for your convenience.

338-7  Registration of foundlings; foundling report.  (a)  Whoever assumes the custody of a living child of unknown parentage shall immediately report, on a form to be approved by the department of health, to the local agent of the department the following:

     (1)  Date and place of finding or assumption of custody;

     (2)  Sex;

     (3)  Color or race;

     (4)  Approximate age of child;

     (5)  Name and address of the person or institution with whom the child has been placed for care;

     (6)  Name given to the child by the finder or custodian.

     (b)  The place where the child was found or custody assumed shall be known as the place of birth, and the date of birth shall be determined by approximation.

     (c)  The foundling report shall constitute the certificate of birth.

     (d)  If a foundling child is identified and a regular certificate of birth is found or obtained, the report shall be sealed and filed and may be opened only upon order of a court of competent jurisdiction. [L 1949, c 327, 11; RL 1955, 57-10; am L Sp 1959 2d, c 1, 19; HRS 338-7]