Honolulu, Hawaii
                                                     , 1999

                                   RE:  H.B. No. 1006
                                        H.D. 2
                                        S.D. 2

Honorable Norman Mizuguchi
President of the Senate
Twentieth State Legislature
Regular Session of 1999
State of Hawaii


     Your Committee on Ways and Means, to which was referred H.B.
No. 1006, H.D. 2, S.D. 1, entitled:


begs leave to report as follows:

     The purpose of this bill is to create a centralized criminal
defendant database and develop a sentencing simulation model.

     Your Committee finds that criminal justice data currently is
maintained separately by various agencies, including the
Department of the Attorney General, the Department of Public
Safety, and the Judiciary, and that each agency maintains data
from different components of the criminal justice system.  Your
Committee believes that the integration of data from these
agencies will permit a more accurate and detailed picture of the
dynamics of the criminal justice system.  This, in turn, will
allow for accurate forecasting of prison populations and ensure
efficient allocation of existing and proposed resources for all
convicted defendants.  Also, the computer modeling technique will
permit an assessment of the impact various sentencing proposals
would have on future prison populations.  Your Committee notes
that this will assist the Legislature in making informed
decisions when establishing new sentencing policies.  Your
Committee also notes that the state Law Enforcement Coalition

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voted to make this measure its top priority in their legislative

     Your Committee has amended this bill by changing the amount
appropriated to an unspecified amount to facilitate continuing
discussion on this matter.

     As affirmed by the record of votes of the members of your
Committee on Ways and Means that is attached to this report, your
Committee is in accord with the intent and purpose of H.B. No.
1006, H.D. 2, S.D. 1, as amended herein, and recommends that it
pass Third Reading in the form attached hereto as H.B. No. 1006,
H.D. 2, S.D. 2.

                                 Respectfully submitted on behalf
                                 of the members of the Committee
                                 on Ways and Means,

                                 CAROL FUKUNAGA, Co-Chair

                                 ANDREW LEVIN, Co-Chair

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