Honolulu, Hawaii
                                                   , 1999

                                 RE: H.B. No. 156
                                     H.D. 1

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


     Your Committee on Public Safety and Military Affairs, to
which was referred H.B. No. 156, entitled: 


begs leave to report as follows:

     The purpose of this bill is to authorize:

     (1)  The Governor to proceed with the development of
          correctional facilities to reduce prison overcrowding,
          subject to the need for a certificate of participation
          if private funds are used; and

     (2)  The issuance and appropriation of general obligation
          bonds to construct a correctional facility on the
          island of Hawaii.

     The Department of Public Safety and the Department of the
Prosecuting Attorney of the City and County of Honolulu supported
this measure.  The United Public Workers supported the intent of
the bill.  The Department of Budget and Finance submitted

     Upon further consideration, your Committee has amended this
bill to:

                                 STAND. COM. REP. NO. 120
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     (1)  Require the private developer to provide proof that the
          cost of private funds will not exceed the cost of
          public funds;

     (2)  Address the need for:

          (a)  Medium security beds and program space; and

          (b)  Female beds;

     (3)  Require the private developer to include in the
          proposals schematic plans and a fixed dollar amount;

     (4)  Specify parameters by which the private developer must
          notify the public and gain community concurrence;

     (5)  Eliminate the general obligation bond authorization and
          appropriation; and

     (6)  Make technical, nonsubstantive changes for the purposes
          of style, clarity, and consistency.

     As affirmed by the record of votes of the members of your
Committee on Public Safety and Military Affairs that is attached
to this report, your Committee is in accord with the intent and
purpose of H.B. No. 156, as amended herein, and recommends that
it pass Second Reading in the form attached hereto as H.B. No.
156, H.D. 1, and be referred to the Committee on Finance.

                                   Respectfully submitted on
                                   behalf of the members of the
                                   Committee on Public Safety and
                                   Military Affairs,

                                   NESTOR R. GARCIA, Chair