STAND. COM. REP. NO.  653

 

Honolulu, Hawaii

                , 2015

 

RE:   H.B. No. 365

      H.D. 1

 

 

 

 

Honorable Joseph M. Souki

Speaker, House of Representatives

Twenty-Eighth State Legislature

Regular Session of 2015

State of Hawaii

 

Sir:

 

     Your Committee on Finance, to which was referred H.B. No. 365, H.D. 1, entitled:

 

"A BILL FOR AN ACT RELATING TO POLICE,"

 

begs leave to report as follows:

 

     The purpose of this measure is to establish a Honolulu Police Department Body Camera Pilot program by:

 

(1)  Appropriating funds as a grant-in-aid to the City and County of Honolulu to purchase body cameras for its police officers; and

 

(2)  Requiring the City and County of Honolulu to provide matching funds on a dollar-for-dollar basis for the purchase of the body cameras.

 

     Community Alliance on Prisons and IMUAlliance supported the measure.  One concerned individual provided testimony in opposition to the measure.  The State of Hawaii Organization of Police Officers provided comments.

 

     As affirmed by the record of votes of the members of your Committee on Finance that is attached to this report, your Committee is in accord with the intent and purpose of H.B. No. 365, H.D. 1, and recommends that it pass Third Reading.

 

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

 

 

 

 

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SYLVIA LUKE, Chair