HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES
TWENTY-SIXTH LEGISLATURE, 2012
STATE OF HAWAII
A BILL FOR AN ACT
RELATING TO PUBLIC SAFETY.
BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF HAWAII:
SECTION 1. Section 353-61, Hawaii Revised Statutes, is amended to read as follows:
"§353-61 Hawaii paroling authority; appointment; tenure; qualifications. (a) Members of the paroling authority shall be nominated by a panel composed of the chief justice of the Hawaii supreme court, the director, the president of the bar association of Hawaii, a representative designated by the head of the Interfaith Alliance Hawaii, a member from the general public to be appointed by the governor, and the president of the Hawaii chapter of the National Association of Social Workers. The panel shall submit to the governor the names of not less than three persons, designated as the nominees, for chairperson or as a member, for each vacancy. The requirement for nomination by the panel established under this section shall only apply to a nominee's nomination by the governor to an initial term on the paroling authority and not to any subsequent consecutive term of a sitting paroling authority member or chairperson whose initial appointment to office was made pursuant to a nomination by the panel.
(b) The governor shall appoint, in [
manner prescribed by section 26-34, a paroling authority to be known as the
Hawaii paroling authority, to consist of [ three] five members,
one of whom shall be designated chairperson. Appointments shall be made for
terms of four years, commencing from the date of expiration of the last
preceding term. Any vacancy in an unexpired term shall be filled by
appointment for the [ remainder[ ]] of the unexpired term. Nominees
to the authority shall be selected on the basis of their qualifications to make
decisions that will be compatible with the welfare of the community and of
individual offenders, including their background and ability for appraisal of
offenders and the circumstances under which offenses were committed."
SECTION 2. Section 353-63, Hawaii Revised Statutes, is amended to read as follows:
"§353-63 Service of Hawaii paroling
authority members; compensation; expenses. The chairperson of the Hawaii
paroling authority shall serve on a full-time basis. The other [
members shall serve on a part-time basis. Effective July 1, 2005, the
chairperson of the Hawaii paroling authority shall be paid a salary set at
eighty-seven per cent of the salary of the director of public safety. The
compensation of each of the part-time members shall be eighty per cent of the
hourly wage paid the chairperson. For each hour engaged in the official duties
of the authority, each part-time member of the authority shall be paid an
hourly wage at the percentage rate specified in this section based on the
hourly wage paid the chairperson; provided that compensation shall not exceed
eighty per cent of the total regular working hours in a month; provided further
that part-time members shall not be entitled to any vacation, sick leave, or
other benefits except as provided in this section. All paroling authority
members shall receive their necessary expenses for travel and incidentals [ which]
that shall be paid from appropriations provided the authority for such
purposes, on vouchers approved by the director of public safety."
SECTION 3. There is appropriated out of the general revenues of the State of Hawaii the sum of $ or so much thereof as may be necessary for fiscal year 2012-2013 for the Hawaii paroling authority to increase its membership from three to five members.
The sum appropriated shall be expended by the Hawaii paroling authority for the purposes of this Act.
SECTION 4. Statutory material to be repealed is bracketed and stricken. New statutory material is underscored.
SECTION 5. This Act shall take effect on July 1, 2012.
Hawaii Paroling Authority; Appropriation
Increases membership of the Hawaii paroling authority from three to five. Appropriates funds. (SD1)
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