STAND. COM. REP. NO.  1566


Honolulu, Hawaii

                , 2013


RE:   S.B. No. 61

      S.D. 1

      H.D. 1





Honorable Joseph M. Souki

Speaker, House of Representatives

Twenty-Seventh State Legislature

Regular Session of 2013

State of Hawaii




     Your Committee on Judiciary, to which was referred S.B. No. 61, S.D. 1, entitled:




begs leave to report as follows:


     The purpose of this measure is to provide rehabilitative options for juveniles involved with the justice system by allowing children who are undergoing informal adjustment by a court or another designated agency the option of participating in a restorative justice program.  


     The Office of Hawaiian Affairs, Hawaii Youth Services Network, Community Alliance on Prisons, Drug Policy Action Group, and numerous concerned individuals provided testimony in support of this measure.


     Your Committee has amended this measure by:


     (1)  Making it effective upon approval; and


     (2)  Making technical, nonsubstantive amendments for clarity, consistency, and style.


     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 S.B. No. 61, S.D. 1, as amended herein, and recommends that it pass Third Reading in the form attached hereto as S.B. No. 61, S.D. 1, H.D. 1.


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