STAND. COM. REP. NO.93-02
RE: H.B. No. 1751
Honorable Calvin K.Y. Say
Speaker, House of Representatives
Twenty-First State Legislature
Regular Session of 2002
State of Hawaii
Your Committee on Public Safety and Military Affairs, to which was referred H.B. No. 1751 entitled:
"A BILL FOR AN ACT MAKING APPROPRIATIONS FOR THE SEX OFFENDER TREATMENT PROGRAM,"
begs leave to report as follows:
The purpose of this bill, as received by your Committee, is to make appropriations for the Sex Offender Treatment Program for various treatment and assessment services.
Your Committee received testimony in support of this measure from the ACLU Hawaii, Drug Policy Forum of Hawaii, Community Alliance on Prisons, and several concerned individuals. The Hawaii Paroling Authority testified in support of the intent of this measure. The Department of Public Safety submitted comments.
The Department of Public Safety noted that its Supplemental Executive Budget request includes funding for the treatments covered in this measure. Therefore, upon further consideration, your Committee has amended this measure by deleting its substance and inserting an appropriation for $50,000 to provide continued and sustained sex offender treatment and relapse prevention services to the current and projected sex offender parolee population.
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 H.B. No. 1751, as amended herein, and recommends that it pass Second Reading in the form attached hereto as H.B. No. 1751, H.D. 1, and be referred to the Committee on Finance.
Respectfully submitted on behalf of the members of the Committee on Public Safety and Military Affairs,
NESTOR GARCIA, Chair