STAND. COM. REP. NO. 3098

 

Honolulu, Hawaii

 

RE: S.R. No. 100

S.D. 1

 

 

 

Honorable Shan S. Tsutsui

President of the Senate

Twenty-Sixth State Legislature

Regular Session of 2012

State of Hawaii

 

Sir:

 

Your Committee on Public Safety, Government Operations, and Military Affairs, to which was referred S.R. No. 100 entitled:

 

"SENATE RESOLUTION REQUESTING THE DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC SAFETY TO ENTER INTO A PUBLIC-PRIVATE PARTNERSHIP AGREEMENT FOR THE PLANNING, DESIGN, CONSTRUCTION, TURNKEY, AND FINANCING OF A NEW MAUI REGIONAL PUBLIC SAFETY COMPLEX AT PUUNENE, MAUI,"

 

begs leave to report as follows:

 

The purpose and intent of this measure is to request the Department of Public Safety to enter into a public-private partnership agreement for the planning, design, construction, turnkey, and financing of a new Maui Regional Public Safety Complex at Puunene, Maui.

 

Your Committee received testimony in support of this measure from the Department of Public Safety and Department of Hawaiian Home Lands. Testimony in opposition to this measure was received from Community Alliance on Prisons Maui Chapter. Comments were received from the Department of Land and Natural Resources, Community Alliance on Prisons, and Drug Policy Forum of Hawaii.

 

Your Committee finds that returning incarcerated persons from the mainland is in the best interest of the State, as it serves the economic and social interests of Hawaii's citizens. The Department of Public Safety currently operates the Maui Community Correctional Center situated on approximately seven acres of land in Wailuku, Maui. The Maui Community Correctional Center's operations are in need of modernization and expansion to meet Maui's current correctional needs.

 

The Department of Public Safety is collaborating with the Department of Land and Natural Resources, Department of Hawaiian Home Lands, and County of Maui in the proposed development of a new Maui Regional Public Safety Complex at Puunene, Maui. This relocation to Puunene, Maui, would enable the Department of Public Safety to expand the present capacities of the Maui Community Correctional Center and replace the Center for the care and custody of certain correctional populations.

 

Your Committee has amended this measure by:

 

(1) Adding a paragraph requesting that the Department of Public Safety place a strong emphasis on re-entry, transition, and support for family programs at the new Maui Regional Public Safety Complex in Puunene; and

 

(2) Amending the title to read: "REQUESTING THE DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC SAFETY TO ENTER INTO A PUBLIC-PRIVATE PARTNERSHIP AGREEMENT FOR THE PLANNING, DESIGN, CONSTRUCTION, TURNKEY, AND FINANCING OF A NEW MAUI REGIONAL PUBLIC SAFETY COMPLEX AT PUUNENE, MAUI, WITH A STRONG EMPHASIS ON RE-ENTRY, TRANSITION, AND SUPPORT FOR FAMILY PROGRAMS."

 

As affirmed by the record of votes of the members of your Committee on Public Safety, Government Operations, and Military Affairs that is attached to this report, your Committee concurs with the intent and purpose of S.R. No. 100, as amended herein, and recommends that it be referred to the Committee on Ways and Means, in the form attached hereto as S.R. No. 100, S.D. 1.

 

Respectfully submitted on behalf of the members of the Committee on Public Safety, Government Operations, and Military Affairs,

 

 

 

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WILL ESPERO, Chair