Report Title:

Crime Victim Compensation; Deposits into Special Fund

 

Description:

Repeals sunset date of 7/1/01, of deposits into crime victim compensation special fund; exempts the executive director and administrative assistant of the commission from the civil service law; appropriates funds to compensate crime victims and their providers. (CD1)

THE SENATE

S.B. NO.

704

TWENTY-FIRST LEGISLATURE, 2001

S.D. 1

STATE OF HAWAII

H.D. 2


C.D. 1

A BILL FOR AN ACT

 

RELATING TO CRIME VICTIM COMPENSATION.

 

BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF HAWAII:

SECTION 1. Section 35169, Hawaii Revised Statutes, is amended to read as follows:

"35169 Commission staff. Supervisory, administrative, and clerical personnel necessary for the efficient functioning of the commission shall be appointed as provided in section 26-35. An executive director and an administrative assistant shall be appointed, without regard to chapters 76 and 77, for the proper administration and enforcement of this chapter."

SECTION 2. Act 278, Session Laws of Hawaii 1999, is amended by amending section 7 to read as follows:

"SECTION 7. This Act shall take effect upon its approval; provided that Section 4 shall take effect on July 1, 1999[, and shall be repealed on July 1, 2001]."

SECTION 3. There is appropriated out of the general revenues of the State of Hawaii the sum of $450,000, or so much thereof as may be necessary, for fiscal year 2001-2002 to be deposited into the crime victim compensation special fund.

SECTION 4. There is appropriated out of the crime victim compensation special fund the sum of $450,000 or so much thereof as may be necessary for fiscal year 2001-2002 for the sole purpose of compensating certain persons or their providers of services pursuant to chapter 351, Hawaii Revised Statutes, by payments authorized by the crime victim compensation commission.

SECTION 5. The sums appropriated in sections 3 and 4 of this Act shall be expended by the department of public safety for the purposes of this Act.

SECTION 6. The crime victim compensation commission shall submit a report to the legislature at least twenty days prior to the convening of the regular session of 2002 that shall include but not be limited to the following:

(1) The maximum amount of fees that could have been collected by the courts during fiscal year 2000-2001 in accordance with section 351-62.5, Hawaii Revised Statutes;

(2) The total amount deposited by the courts for fiscal year 2000-2001 in accordance with section 351-62.5, Hawaii Revised Statutes; and

(3) An analysis of any discrepancies between the amounts determined in paragraphs (1) and (2), including recommendations of maximizing the amount of fees deposited into the fund.

SECTION 7. Statutory material to be repealed is bracketed and stricken. New statutory material is underscored.

SECTION 8. This Act shall take effect on July 1, 2001, except that section 2 shall take effect on June 30, 2001.