Honolulu, Hawaii
                                                   , 1999

                                 RE: S.B. No. 588
                                     S.D. 1
                                     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 S.B. No. 588, S.D. 1, entitled: 


begs leave to report as follows:

     The purpose of this bill is to include as an interagency
requirement the sharing of all relevant criminal, parole,
medical, psychological, or mental health records, upon request of
a participating agency.

     The Judiciary and the Department of Public Safety testified
in support of this bill.  The Office of Information Practices
submitted proposed amendments to this bill.

     Your Committee finds that multiple agencies are commonly
concurrently involved in the supervision and treatment of sex
offenders in various phases of the criminal justice system.  For
example, an incest offender may be initially involved with the
Child Protective Services Section in the Department of Human
Services and the Adult Probation Division of the Judiciary.  As
such, the opportunity to share treatment and psychiatric records

     (1)  Improve system efficiency;

     (2)  Reduce duplication of effort; and

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     (3)  Facilitate consistency of efforts.

     Your Committee further finds that public safety goals are
ultimately better achieved by the sharing and collaboration of
sex offender information.

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

     (1)  Incorporating the OIP's proposed amendments which
          requires any agency providing confidential offender
          records to document the following information:

          (A)  The name of the agency to which the record is

          (B)  The title of the record disclosed; and

          (C)  The date of the disclosure;


     (2)  Making technical, nonsubstantive changes for style and

     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 S.B. No. 588, S.D. 1, as amended herein, and
recommends that it pass Second Reading in the form attached
hereto as S.B. No. 588, S.D. 1, H.D. 1, and be referred to the
Committee on Judiciary and Hawaiian Affairs.

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

                                   NESTOR R. GARCIA, Chair