HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

THE TWENTY-FOURTH LEGISLATURE

REGULAR SESSION OF 2008

 

COMMITTEE ON PUBLIC SAFETY & MILITARY AFFAIRS

Rep. Cindy Evans, Chair

Rep. Sharon E. Har, Vice Chair

 

Rep. Marilyn B. Lee

Rep. Joseph M. Souki

Rep. Sylvia Luke

Rep. Dwight Y. Takamine

Rep. Angus L.K. McKelvey

Rep. Roy M. Takumi

Rep. Bob Nakasone

Rep. Lynn Finnegan

Rep. Scott Y. Nishimoto

Rep. Kymberly Marcos Pine

Rep. Alex M. Sonson

 

 

NOTICE OF HEARING

 

DATE:

Thursday, March 13, 2008

TIME:

8: 30am

PLACE:

Conference Room 309

State Capitol

415 South Beretania Street

 

A G E N D A

 

SB2082, SD 2

(SSCR 2768)

Status

 

RELATING TO PUBLIC SAFETY.

Appropriates funds to the department of public safety to develop a plan by July 1, 2008, to return as many as possible of the female Hawaii prisoners incarcerated in mainland prisons back to Hawaii by July 1, 2009. (SB2082 SD2)

 

PSM, FIN

 

SB 2341, SD 1

(SSCR 2344)

Status

 

RELATING TO PUBLIC SAFETY.

Requires out-of-state detention facilities holding Hawaii prisoners under a contract with the State to make public information about the operation of the prison; provides exemptions pursuant to chapter 92, HRS. (SD1)

 

PSM, JUD, FIN

 

SB 2344, SD1

(SSCR 2551)

Status

 

RELATING TO PUBLIC SAFETY.

Requires the department of public safety to establish performance indicators to ensure that the department is in compliance with the Community Safety Act of 2007. Requires quarterly reports to the legislature, using key performance indicators, such as inmate drug test failure rates, educational goals achieved, reentry plans, post-incarceration employment, victim restitution paid, and recidivism rates. (SD1)

 

PSM, FIN

 

SB 2524, SD 2

(SSCR 2850)

Status

 

RELATING TO PRISONS.

Requires the department of public safety to conduct a study of the feasibility of creating separate forensic treatment facilities for mentally ill prisoners in all community correctional centers or, in the alternative, a separate, centralized forensic treatment facility. Makes an appropriation. Effective 7/1/2025. (SB2524 SD2)

 

PSM, FIN

 

 

 

 

SB 2345, SD1

(SSCR 2565)

Status

 

RELATING TO CHILDREN.

Establishes guiding principles to be used by state agencies when dealing with children of incarcerated parents. (SD1)

 

PSM, JUD

 

SB 2155, SD1

(SSCR 2375)

Status

 

RELATING TO GENERAL EXCISE TAXATION.

Exempts from the general excise tax amounts received by managed care support contractors as reimbursements of costs or advances made to health care providers pursuant to a contract for the administration of the federal TRICARE program. (SD1)

 

PSM, FIN

 

SB 2189, SD 1

(SSCR 2452)

Status

 

RELATING TO MAKUA.

Establishes a Makua reserve commission to oversee preservation and restoration activities in Makua valley on Oahu. (SD1)

 

PSM, WLH, FIN

 

SB 2828 SD 2

(SSCR 2857)

Status

 

RELATING TO DISASTER RELIEF.

Activates provisions of the State's disaster relief law to apply to emergencies, except for enemy attack. Clarifies the use of the governor's emergency powers in response to a natural or manmade disaster. Limits the governor's powers to provide disaster relief or the length of time that the governor may provide disaster relief in specific circumstances without legislative authorization. States that, in certain cases, emergency powers in force prior to the effective date of this measure expire at the end of the 2008 regular session unless reauthorized by the legislature. (SB2828 SD2)

 

PSM, FIN

 

SB 2447

(SSCR 2677)

Status

 

RELATING TO THE NATIONAL GUARD.

Increases uniform maintenance allowance from $1.50 to $10 per day, not to exceed $150 per year.

 

PSM, FIN

 

SB 2720, SD2

(SSCR 2833)

Status

 

RELATING TO THE STATE FIRE COUNCIL.

Establishes 2 full-time equivalent positions for the state fire council, an administrator and an administrative assistant, to be funded by the department of labor and industrial relations. Appropriates funds. (SB2720 SD2)

 

PSM, FIN

 

SB 2258 SD 1

(SSCR 2554)

Status

 

 

RELATING TO THE WIRELESS ENHANCED 911 BOARD.

Deletes quorum by proxy and authorization for a board member to vote by proxy submitted in writing to the board. Permits quorum to be established by the physical presence of any 6 members of the board. (SB2258 SD1)

 

PSM, CPC

 

SB 2958, SD 1

(SSCR 2233)

Status

 

RELATING TO ENHANCED 911 SERVICES FOR MOBILE PHONES.

Decreases from $0.66 to $0.43 per month the surcharge customers pay on each mobile phone for E911 emergency mobile phone services. (SD1)

 

PSM, CPC, FIN

 

SB 2783, SD2

(SSCR 2775)

Status

 

RELATING TO LOSS MITIGATION.

Includes earthquake resistive devices in the loss mitigation grant program. Directs the insurance commissioner to develop criteria for earthquake resistive devices. Sets grant reimbursement amount for earthquake resistive devices at 50% and caps grant at $5,000. Increases grant reimbursement amount for wind resistive devices to 50% and caps grant at $5,000. Establishes and funds a public awareness campaign on hazard mitigation. Appropriates funds for a testing facility to test wind resistant devices and safe room designs. Authorizes Insurance Commissioner to determine standards for earthquake and wind resistive installation procedures and engineering content. Extends the loss mitigation grant program for 3 years. Appropriates funds for the loss mitigation grant fund. (SB2783 SD2)

 

PSM, CPC, FIN

 

DECISION MAKING TO FOLLOW

 

Persons wishing to offer comments should submit testimony at least 24 hours prior to the hearing with a transmittal cover indicating:

     Testifier's name with position/title and organization;

     The Committee the comments are directed to;

     The date and time of the hearing;

     Measure number; and

     The number of copies the Committee is requesting.

 

While every effort will be made to copy, organize, and collate all testimony received, materials received on the day of the hearing or improperly identified or directed to the incorrect office, may be distributed to the Committee after the hearing.

 

Submit testimony in ONE of the following ways:

PAPER: 5 copies (including an original) to Room 313 in the State Capitol; or

FAX: For comments less than 5 pages in length, transmit to 586-8504

EMAIL: For comments less than 5 pages in length, transmit to PSMtestimony@Capitol.hawaii.gov.

 

Testimony submitted will be placed on the Legislative Web site after the hearing adjourns. This public posting of testimony on the Web site should be considered when including personal information in your testimony.

 

If you require special assistance or auxiliary aids and/or services to participate in the House public hearing process (i.e., sign or foreign language interpreter or wheelchair accessibility), please contact the Committee Clerk at 586-6400 or email your request for an interpreter to HouseInterpreter@Capitol.hawaii.gov at least 24 hours prior to the hearing for arrangements. Prompt requests submitted help to ensure the availability of qualified individuals and appropriate accommodations.

 

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Rep. Cindy Evans

Chair