CONFERENCE COMMITTEE REPORT NO. 89

                            Honolulu, Hawaii
                                            , 1999

                            RE:   H.B. No. 1497
                                  H.D. 1
                                  S.D. 1
                                  C.D. 1




Honorable Calvin K.Y. Say
Speaker, House of Representatives
Twentieth State Legislature
Regular Session of 1999
State of Hawaii

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

Sir:

     Your Committee on Conference on the disagreeing vote of the
House of Representatives to the amendments proposed by the Senate
in H.B. No. 1497, H.D. 1, S.D. 1, entitled:

    "A BILL FOR AN ACT RELATING TO SENTENCING,"

having met, and after full and free discussion, has agreed to
recommend and does recommend to the respective Houses the final
passage of this bill in an amended form.

     The purpose of this bill is to heighten penalties for
habitual violent and sexual offenders.

     Your Committee on Conference finds that repeat violent and
sexual offenders deserve some degree of enhanced sentencing.

     Your Committee on Conference has amended this bill by:

     1.  Deleting the purpose section;

     2.  Combining the provisions relating to habitual violent
         offenders and repeat sexual offenders into a single

 
 
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         section which mandates an extended term of imprisonment
         for multiple offenses; and

     3.  Inserting amendments to section 706-661, Hawaii Revised
         Statutes, which make the extended term of imprisonment
         for murder in the second degree an indeterminate life
         imprisonment without the possibility of parole.

     Your Committee on Conference is in accord with the intent
and purpose of H.B. No. 1497, H.D. 1, S.D. 1, as amended herein,
and recommends that it pass Final Reading in the form attached
hereto as H.B. No. 1497, H.D. 1, S.D. 1, C.D. 1.

                                   Respectfully submitted,

MANAGERS ON THE PART OF THE        MANAGERS ON THE PART OF THE
           SENATE                              HOUSE
                                   
                                   
                                   
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AVERY CHUMBLEY, Co-Chair           PAUL T. OSHIRO, Chair
                                   
                                   
                                   
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MATTHEW M. MATSUNAGA, Co-Chair     JERRY L. CHANG, Member
                                   
                                   
                                   
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SUZANNE CHUN OAKLAND, Member       ERIC G. HAMAKAWA, Member
                                   
                                   
                                   
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WHITNEY ANDERSON, Member           KENNETH T. HIRAKI, Member
                                   
                                   
                                   
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                                   PAUL WHALEN, Member