STAND. COM. REP. NO. 1454
RE: S.B. No. 1113
Honorable Calvin K.Y. Say
Speaker, House of Representatives
Twenty-Fourth State Legislature
Regular Session of 2007
State of Hawaii
Your Committee on Judiciary, to which was referred S.B. No. 1113, S.D. 1, entitled:
"A BILL FOR AN ACT RELATING TO MISSING PERSONS,"
begs leave to report as follows:
The purpose of this bill is to improve the ability of law enforcement agencies to locate and identify missing persons by establishing new procedures for missing persons cases.
Your Committee received testimony in support of this bill from the Honolulu Police Department and the Department of the Prosecuting Attorney of the City and County of Honolulu. The Department of the Attorney General supported the intent of this measure. The Department of Public Safety opposed this bill.
Your Committee has amended this measure by:
(1) Applying the provisions for the handling and identification of human remains only after a determination that they are not historic or prehistoric remains subject to sections 6E-43 through 6E-43.6, Hawaii Revised Statutes, and related rules;
(2) Specifying that a missing person report shall be entered into the National Crime Information Center database within three, instead of two, months after the missing person report is received;
(3) Changing its effective date to January 1, 2112, to encourage further discussion; and
(4) Making technical, nonsubstantive amendments for style, clarity, and consistency.
As affirmed by the record of votes of the members of your Committee on Judiciary that is attached to this report, your Committee is in accord with the intent and purpose of S.B. No. 1113, S.D. 1, as amended herein, and recommends that it pass Second Reading in the form attached hereto as S.B. No. 1113, S.D. 1, H.D. 1, and be referred to the Committee on Finance.
Respectfully submitted on behalf of the members of the Committee on Judiciary,
TOMMY WATERS, Chair