HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

THE TWENTY-SIXTH LEGISLATURE

REGULAR SESSION OF 2012

 

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

 

 

COMMITTEE ON LABOR & PUBLIC EMPLOYMENT

Rep. Karl Rhoads, Chair

Rep. Kyle T. Yamashita, Vice Chair

 

Rep. Henry J.C. Aquino

Rep. Scott K. Saiki

Rep. Ty Cullen

Rep. Joseph M. Souki

Rep. Linda Ichiyama

Rep. Roy M. Takumi

Rep. Marilyn B. Lee

Rep. George R. Fontaine

Rep. Sylvia Luke

Rep. Aaron Ling Johanson

 

 

NOTICE OF HEARING

 

DATE:

Thursday, March 15, 2012

TIME:

9:00 AM

PLACE:

Conference Room 309

State Capitol

415 South Beretania Street

 

A G E N D A

 

SB 2394, SD1

(SSCR2555)

Status

RELATING TO CONSUMER PROTECTION.

Authorizes the director of commerce and consumer affairs to enforce certain federal laws to protect military members and their families from abusive lending practices. (SD1)

 

PBM, CPC, FIN

SB 2776, SD2

(SSCR2656)

Status

RELATING TO PUBLIC SAFETY.

Requires a pre-trial risk assessment to be conducted within three working days. Expands the membership on the Hawaii paroling authority. Requires the use of validated risk assessments to guide parole decisions. Limits length of re- incarceration for first-time parole violators. Increases victim restitution payments by inmates. Requires release on supervised parole prior to the maximum sentence date. Makes appropriations. (SD2)

 

PBM, JUD, FIN

SB 2248, SD2

(SSCR2495)

Status

RELATING TO PUBLIC SAFETY.

Requires the department of public safety to assess and refer inmates to the Hawaii paroling authority (HPA) for possible medical release. Provides that an inmate in the custody of the department shall be eligible to be considered for medical release if the inmate meets specified criteria under certain procedures. Requires HPA to set reasonable conditions on an inmate's medical release. Requires the HPA to promptly order an inmate returned to custody of the department to await a revocation hearing if the HPA receives credible information that an inmate has failed to comply with any reasonable condition set upon the inmate's release. (SD2)

 

PBM, JUD, FIN

SB 3016, SD2

(SSCR2668)

Status

RELATING TO PUBLIC SAFETY.

Requires PSD to plan for a model wellness center that employs native Hawaiian cultural practices on state land and to submit a report to the legislature prior to the 2013 legislative session. Creates a work release pilot program on the Big Island to allow certain incarcerated individuals to work on community projects that benefit the local community and the State. Repeals pilot program on 6/30/15. (SD2)

 

PBM, WLO/HAW, FIN

SB 2250, SD1

(SSCR2503)

Status

RELATING TO PAROLE.

Allows the Hawaii paroling authority to use a continuum of administrative sanctions when a parolee violates a term or condition of parole. Eff. 1/1/2025. (SD1)

 

PBM, JUD, FIN

SB 2261

(SSCR2727)

Status

RELATING TO THE WEED AND SEED PROGRAM.

Establishes the weed and seed program under the department of labor and industrial relations. Makes appropriation.

 

PBM/LAB, JUD, FIN

 

 

 

 

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 316 in the State Capitol;

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Rep. Karl Rhoads

Chair

 

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Rep. Henry J.C. Aquino

Chair