HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

THE TWENTY-FIFTH LEGISLATURE

REGULAR SESSION OF 2009

 

COMMITTEE ON PUBLIC SAFETY

Rep. Faye P. Hanohano, Chair

Rep. Henry J.C. Aquino, Vice Chair

 

Rep. Karen Leinani Awana

Rep. Scott K. Saiki

Rep. Gilbert S.C. Keith-Agaran

Rep. Joseph M. Souki

Rep. Marilyn B. Lee

Rep. Roy M. Takumi

Rep. Mark M. Nakashima

Rep. Kyle T. Yamashita

Rep. Karl Rhoads

Rep. Kymberly Marcos Pine

 

COMMITTEE ON LABOR & PUBLIC EMPLOYMENT

Rep. Karl Rhoads, Chair

Rep. Kyle T. Yamashita, Vice Chair

 

Rep. Henry J.C. Aquino

Rep. Mark M. Nakashima

Rep. Karen Leinani Awana

Rep. Scott K. Saiki

Rep. Faye P. Hanohano

Rep. Joseph M. Souki

Rep. Gilbert S.C. Keith-Agaran

Rep. Roy M. Takumi

Rep. Marilyn B. Lee

Rep. Kymberly Marcos Pine

 

NOTICE OF HEARING

 

DATE:

Thursday, March 19, 2009

TIME:

10:00 AM

PLACE:

Conference Room 309

State Capitol

415 South Beretania Street

 

A G E N D A

SB 208

(SSCR537)

Status

RELATING TO PUBLIC SAFETY.

Repeals exemption from civil service of the first and second deputy sheriff. Effective 01/01/2011.

 

PBS/LAB, FIN

SB 309

(SSCR481)

Status

RELATING TO WORKERS' COMPENSATION.

Clarifies that sheriffs' chaplains are entitled to workers' compensation.

 

PBS/LAB, FIN

SB 969, SD2

(SSCR624)

Status

RELATING TO RESTRICTED ACCESS TO CORRECTIONAL FACILITIES.

Permits the conditional search of persons and vehicles entering state correctional or detention facility grounds. (SD2)

 

PBS, JUD

SB 207, SD1

(SSCR500)

Status

RELATING TO CORRECTIONAL FACILITIES.

Requires the department of public safety to report to the legislature any inmate or correctional facility employee death within 24 hours. (SD1)

 

PBS, FIN

SB 970, SD1

(SSCR732)

Status

RELATING TO COMMITTED PERSONS' ACCOUNTS.

Amends section 353-20, Hawaii Revised Statutes, to permit the Director of Public Safety to direct the department to have one or more accounts for committed persons. Also states that the accounts are non-interest bearing and that no interest can be paid to committed persons on the individual accounts. (SD1)

 

PBS, FIN

SB 210, SD2

(SSCR812)

Status

RELATING TO CORRECTIONS.

Specifies criteria that must be considered in deciding whether to transfer inmates between correctional facilities located in Hawaii and correctional facilities located outside of Hawaii. (SD2)

 

PBS, FIN

SB 213, SD1

(SSCR568)

Status

RELATING TO PUBLIC SAFETY.

Requires the department of public safety to establish performance indicators; requires reports, using key performance indicators, to be provided to the legislature. (SD1)

 

PBS, FIN

SB 539, SD1

(SSCR569)

Status

RELATING TO CORRECTIONS.

Renames the intake service center division of DPS to the reentry intake services division, whereby the reentry intake services division will work closely and collaborate with the furlough programs in each county, the Hawaii paroling authority, and the correction program services division to ensure that the reentry needs of inmates are being met. (SD1)

 

PBS, FIN

SB 540, SD2

(SSCR715)

Status

RELATING TO PUBLIC SAFETY.

Establishes a state residential drug abuse program with an in‑community component to help inmates' reentry into the community upon their release from prison. Effective 7/1/2050. (SD2)

 

PBS, FIN

SB 546, SD1

(SSCR613)

Status

RELATING TO CORRECTIONS.

Requires the department of public safety to establish a pilot program on Oahu that electronically monitors committed persons who are permitted to live and work in the community in lieu of continued incarceration. Appropriates funds. Effective 7/1/2050. (SD1)

 

PBS, FIN

SB 358, SD1

(SSCR728)

Status

RELATING TO FIREARMS.

Prohibits person or government entity from seizing any firearm or ammunition under civil defense, emergency, or disaster relief powers, or during any civil defense emergency period or any time of national emergency or crisis, from any individual who is lawfully permitted to carry or possess the firearm or ammunition under part I of chapter 134, Hawaii Revised Statutes (HRS), and who carries, possesses, or uses the firearm or ammunition in a lawful manner. Prohibits suspension or revocation, under emergency powers, of permits or licenses lawfully acquired and maintained under part I of chapter 134, HRS. (SD1)

 

PBS, JUD

 

 

 

 

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.

 

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PAPER: 3 copies (including an original) to Room 303 in the State Capitol;

FAX: For comments less than 5 pages in length, transmit to 586-6531 (Oahu) or 1-800-535-3859 (Neighbor Islands); or

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

 

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Rep. Karl Rhoads

Chair

 

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Rep. Faye Hanohano

Chair