STAND. COM. REP. NO.  341-08


Honolulu, Hawaii

                , 2008


RE:   H.B. No. 2009





Honorable Calvin K.Y. Say

Speaker, House of Representatives

Twenty-Fourth State Legislature

Regular Session of 2008

State of Hawaii




     Your Committee on Public Safety & Military Affairs, to which was referred H.B. No. 2009 entitled:




begs leave to report as follows:


     The purpose of this bill is to implement the recommendation of the Auditor in 2007 for a legislative reassessment of the need for or repeal of the law establishing the correctional program revolving fund.


     Specifically, this bill repeals section 353‑33, Hawaii Revised Statutes, which established the correctional program revolving fund.


     Your Committee received testimony in support of this measure from the Department of Public Safety.


     Your Committee finds that the fund, established to offset the cost of inmate programs through revenues derived from fees charged to committed or detained persons participating in correctional programs, was closed in 1996 due to inactivity.


     As affirmed by the record of votes of the members of your Committee on Public Safety & Military Affairs that is attached to this report, your Committee is in accord with the intent and purpose of H.B. No. 2009 and recommends that it pass Second Reading and be referred to the Committee on Finance.



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