HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

THE TWENTY-SIXTH LEGISLATURE

REGULAR SESSION OF 2011

 

COMMITTEE ON PUBLIC SAFETY & MILITARY AFFAIRS

Rep. Henry J.C. Aquino, Chair

Rep. Ty Cullen, Vice Chair

 

Rep. Linda Ichiyama

Rep. K. Mark Takai

Rep. Marilyn B. Lee

Rep. Roy M. Takumi

Rep. Sylvia Luke

Rep. Kyle T. Yamashita

Rep. Scott K. Saiki

Rep. George R. Fontaine

Rep. Joseph M. Souki

Rep. Aaron Ling Johanson

 

NOTICE OF HEARING

 

DATE:

Thursday, February 17, 2011

TIME:

9:00 AM

PLACE:

Conference Room 309

State Capitol

415 South Beretania Street

 

A G E N D A

 

HB 1087

Status

RELATING TO PUBLIC SAFETY.

This measure amends section 353-61, Hawaii Revised Statutes, to delete the Hawaii Criminal Justice Association from the panel to nominate members of the paroling authority since the association no longer exists.

 

PBM

HB 876

Status

RELATING TO PUBLIC SAFETY.

Directs the department of public safety and the department of accounting and general services to plan and design the construction and operation of a new minimum security facility at the site of the existing Oahu community correctional facility.

 

PBM, FIN

HB 1650

Status

RELATING TO CORRECTIONAL FACILITIES.

Directs DPS to prepare preliminary design and request for proposals for the design, development, and operation of a correctional treatment facility and to consider the undeveloped portion on the existing Halawa correctional facility as a possible site for the facility. Appropriates funds.

 

PBM, FIN

HB 1067

(HSCR116)

Status

RELATING TO THE TRANSFER OF YOUTH TO AN ADULT CORRECTIONAL FACILITY.

Repeal section 352-28, Hawaii Revised Statutes, which authorizes the executive director of the office of youth services, with the approval of the family court, to transfer a committed youth from the Hawaii Youth Correctional Facility to an adult correctional facility for disciplinary or other reasons.

 

HUS, PBM

HB 1458

Status

RELATING TO OFFENSES AGAINST PUBLIC ADMINISTRATION.

Expands the offense of escape in the second degree to include persons who fail to present themselves to a correctional facility or detention facility at the time and date ordered by the court.

 

PBM, JUD

HB 1459

Status

RELATING TO CORRECTIONAL FACILITIES.

Provides that any person who enters state correctional or detention facility grounds is deemed to have consented to a search for weapons or contraband. Requires signs describing the implied consent provision to be posted along the boundary of correctional facilities.

 

PBM, JUD

HB 218

Status

RELATING TO CORRECTIONS.

Allows an inmate to receive "earned time" credit to reduce the length of a prison sentence.

 

PBM, JUD

HB 130

Status

RELATING TO COMMUNITY REINTEGRATION.

Requires the Department of Public Safety to determine the number of women who are eligible for reintegration into the community and contract with providers of gender-responsive community services to assist women in successfully transitioning back into the community.

 

PBM, FIN

HB 665

Status

RELATING TO CORRECTIONS.

Requires the department of public safety to make annual reports to the legislature regarding various pregnancy related data.

 

PBM, FIN

HB 491

Status

RELATING TO PUBLIC SAFETY.

Requires and sets a deadline for the department of public safety to pursue and obtain accreditation for the sheriff division from the Commission on Accreditation for law Enforcement Agencies, Inc.

 

PBM, FIN

HB 492

Status

RELATING TO PUBLIC SAFETY.

Addresses the operational deficiencies of the sheriff division of the department of public safety that were highlighted in the auditor's audit of the division. Makes appropriation.

 

PBM, FIN

HB 1008

Status

RELATING TO THE POWER OF ARREST.

Adds the federal bureau of investigation and the United States immigration and customs enforcement to the list of federal agencies whose officers may make arrests for certain offenses under state law. Removes the citizenship and immigration services from the list. Adds proper titles of the heads of the district offices for the listed federal agencies.

 

PBM, JUD

HB 172

Status

RELATING TO THE PENAL CODE.

Expands the offenses of assault against a law enforcement officer in the first and second degree to include assaults against firefighters and water safety officers.

 

PBM, JUD

HB 1620

Status

RELATING TO INSURANCE.

Exempts from insurance code, associations (1) organized before 1880; (2) whose members are active, retired, or honorably discharged members of the U.S. armed forces or sea services; and (3) whose principal purpose is to provide insurance and other benefits to their members.

 

PBM, CPC

The following measure(s) were previously heard on Thursday, February 3, 2011 and is for DECISION MAKING ONLY. No public testimony will be accepted.

 

HB 604

Status

RELATING TO FIRE PROTECTION.

Prohibits the sale or distribution of novelty lighters.

 

PBM, JUD

HB 1085

Status

RELATING TO CONTROLLED SUBSTANCES.

This measure amends chapter 329, Hawaii Revised Statutes, to bring the Hawaii statutes on controlled substances to be consistent with the federal laws on controlled substances, and increases the fee for the registration certificate for qualifying patients for medical marijuana.

 

PBM, 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.

 

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: 3 copies (including an original) to Room 316 in the State Capitol;

FAX: For comments less than 5 pages in length, transmit to 586-8494 (for Oahu) or 1-800-535-3859 (for Neighbor Islanders without a computer to submit testimony through e-mail or the Web);

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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.

 

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Rep. Henry J. C. Aquino

Chair