Report Title:

Sex Offender Treatment Appropriation

Description:

Makes appropriations for the Sex Offender Treatment Program for various treatment and assessment services.

HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

H.B. NO.

1751

TWENTY-FIRST LEGISLATURE, 2002

 

STATE OF HAWAII

 


 

A BILL FOR AN ACT

 

making appropriations for the sex offender treatment program.

 

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

SECTION 1. The legislature finds that there is a shortfall of funding for the sex offender treatment program. Without additional funding, offenders at the Maui and Kauai community correctional centers will be denied treatment, and programs at the Kulani and Halawa facilities will suffer. Additionally, funding is needed to assess sex offenders prior to parole or furlough. Proper funding for treatment will allow inmates to be paroled on time and will reduce unnecessary prison overcrowding.

The purpose of this Act is to make appropriations for the various treatment and assessment services of the sex offender treatment program.

SECTION 2. There is appropriated out of the general revenues of the State of Hawaii the sum of $110,498 or so much thereof as may be necessary for fiscal year 2002-2003 for sex offender treatment at Halawa correctional facility, Kulani correctional facility, Maui community correctional center, and Kauai community correctional center.

SECTION 3. There is appropriated out of the general revenues of the State of Hawaii the sum of $185,000 or so much thereof as may be necessary for fiscal year 2002-2003 for comprehensive psychosexual assessments of sex offenders.

SECTION 4. There is appropriated out of the general revenues of the State of Hawaii the sum of $12,500 or so much thereof as may be necessary for fiscal year 2002-2003 for plethysmograph assessments of sex offenders.

SECTION 5. There is appropriated out of the general revenues of the State of Hawaii the sum of $29,500 or so much thereof as may be necessary for fiscal year 2002-2003 for polygraph exams to assess sex offenders for dangerousness.

SECTION 6. The sums appropriated shall be expended by the department of public safety for the purposes of this Act.

SECTION 7. This Act shall take effect on July 1, 2002.

INTRODUCED BY:

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