STAND. COM. REP. NO. 449

 

Honolulu, Hawaii

, 2013

 

RE: H.B. No. 1056

H.D. 1

 

 

 

 

Honorable Joseph M. Souki

Speaker, House of Representatives

Twenty-Seventh State Legislature

Regular Session of 2013

State of Hawaii

 

Sir:

 

Your Committee on Judiciary, to which was referred H.B. No. 1056, H.D. 1, entitled:

 

"A BILL FOR AN ACT RELATING TO PUBLIC SAFETY,"

 

begs leave to report as follows:

 

The purpose of this measure is to support a successful restorative justice-based pilot program by:

 

(1) Appropriating funds to expand the Restorative Reentry Circles pilot program to correctional facilities statewide; and

 

(2) Requiring the Department of Public Safety to contract with a health and human services provider to establish Restorative Reentry Circles programs in correctional facilities statewide.

 

The Department of Public Safety, Office of Hawaiian Affairs, American Civil Liberties Union of Hawaii, Community Alliance on Prisons, and Drug Policy Forum of Hawaii testified in support of this measure.

 

As affirmed by the record of votes of the members of your Committee on Judiciary that is attached to this report, your Committee is in accord with the intent and purpose of H.B. No. 1056, H.D. 1, and recommends that it be referred to the Committee on Finance.

 

Respectfully submitted on behalf of the members of the Committee on Judiciary,

 

 

 

 

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KARL RHOADS, Chair