STAND. COM. REP. NO. 1482_______

                                 Honolulu, Hawaii
                                                   , 1999

                                 RE: H.C.R. No. 65
                                     H.D. 1




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

Sir:

     Your Committee on Judiciary and Hawaiian Affairs, to which
was referred H.C.R. No. 65 entitled: 

     "HOUSE CONCURRENT RESOLUTION REQUESTING THE ATTORNEY GENERAL
     TO CONVENE A WORKING GROUP TO LOOK AT DOMESTIC VIOLENCE
     POLICIES AND PROCEDURES OF THE CRIMINAL JUSTICE SYSTEM ON
     OAHU AND IDENTIFY GAPS,"

begs leave to report as follows:

     The purpose of this resolution is to request the Attorney
General to convene a working group to look at policies and
procedures of the criminal justice system on Oahu and identify
gaps concerning adult domestic violence.

     Your Committee received testimony in support of this
resolution from the Judiciary, the Attorney General, the
Department of the Prosecuting Attorney for the City and County of
Honolulu, the Hawaii State Coalition Against Domestic Violence,
the Domestic Violence Clearinghouse, Child and Family Service,
and Hawaii Family Forum.

     Your Committee amended the resolution by:

     1.   Inserting into the request to the Attorney General that
          the focus of the working group be upon domestic
          violence cases; and,


 
 
 
 
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     2.   Clarifying that a representative from the Adult
          Probation Division of the Judiciary be made a part of
          the working group.

     As affirmed by the record of votes of the members of your
Committee on Judiciary and Hawaiian Affairs that is attached to
this report, your Committee concurs with the intent and purpose
of H.C.R. No. 65, as amended herein, and recommends that it be
referred to the Committee on Finance, in the form attached hereto
as H.C.R. No. 65, H.D. 1.

                                   Respectfully submitted on
                                   behalf of the members of the
                                   Committee on Judiciary &
                                   Hawaiian Affairs,




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                                   PAUL T. OSHIRO, Chair