Honolulu, Hawaii
                                                     , 1999

                                   RE:  H.B. No. 157
                                        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. 157, H.D. 2, S.D. 1, entitled: 


begs leave to report as follows:

     The purpose of this bill is to reduce prison overcrowding by
establishing and funding an integrated community sanctions
program to be composed of:

     (1)  Drug treatment diversion programs;

     (2)  Community reintegration programs;

     (3)  Residential work-furlough programs;

     (4)  The "Halfway In, Halfway Back" program for nonviolent
          inmates who are within the last six months of their

     (5)  The early parole program; and

     (6)  Post-release sex offender and substance abuse treatment

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     Your Committee finds that pilot programs, such as the drug
court program and the integrated community sanctions program,
established by Act 25, during the Special Session of 1995, have
shown that cost-effective alternative sanctions are the best
methods for dealing with the ever expanding nonviolent offender
population.  Your Committee believes that a prison system must
provide a range of punishments, services, and programming aimed
at nonviolent offenders or else risk becoming a revolving door
for persons who are often poor, highly dysfunctional, illiterate,
and substance abusers.

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

     (1)  Adding a new part VI to make permanent the drug court
          program in the circuit court of the first circuit;

     (2)  Changing the amounts appropriated to $0 to facilitate
          continuing discussion on this matter; and

     (3)  Making technical nonsubstantive changes for purposes of
          style, clarity, and consistency.

     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. 157, 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. 157, 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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