STAND. COM. REP. NO.  1132


Honolulu, Hawaii

                , 2009


RE:   S.B. No. 539

      S.D. 1





Honorable Calvin K.Y. Say

Speaker, House of Representatives

Twenty-Fifth State Legislature

Regular Session of 2009

State of Hawaii




     Your Committee on Public Safety, to which was referred S.B. No. 539, S.D. 1, entitled:




begs leave to report as follows:


     The purpose of this bill is to ensure that the reentry needs of persons committed to correctional facilities are being evaluated and met in an effective and appropriate manner by:


(1)  Renaming the Intake Service Center Division of the Department of Public Safety to the Reentry Intake Services Division (Division); and


(2)  Requiring that the Division work closely and collaborate with the furlough programs in each county, the Hawaii Paroling Authority, and the Correction Program Services Division.


     The American Civil Liberties Union of Hawaii, Community Alliance on Prisons, The Drug Policy Forum of Hawaii, and Goodwill Industries of Hawaii, Inc., supported this bill.


     As affirmed by the record of votes of the members of your Committee on Public Safety that is attached to this report, your Committee is in accord with the intent and purpose of S.B. No. 539, S.D. 1, 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,