STAND. COM. REP. NO.  974

 

Honolulu, Hawaii

                , 2015

 

RE:   S.B. No. 213

      S.D. 2

      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 Public Safety, to which was referred S.B. No. 213, S.D. 2, entitled:

 

"A BILL FOR AN ACT RELATING TO THE HAWAII PENAL CODE,"

 

begs leave to report as follows:

 

     The purpose of this measure is to bring parity to the treatment of defendants sentenced to multiple terms of imprisonment by requiring the Department of Public Safety to notify defendants sentenced prior to June 18, 2008 about the possible recalculation of their multiple terms of imprisonment and their right to petition the court for clarification or correction when there is good cause.

 

     The Department of the Prosecuting Attorney of the City and County of Honolulu and Hoomana Pono, LLC, supported this measure.  The Department of the Attorney General, Department of Public Safety, and Community Alliance on Prisons offered comments on this measure.

 

     Your Committee has amended this measure by:

 

     (1)  Requiring service of petitions on the Department of Public Safety and Attorney General, as parties in interest; 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 Public Safety that is attached to this report, your Committee is in accord with the intent and purpose of S.B. No. 213, S.D. 2, as amended herein, and recommends that it pass Second Reading in the form attached hereto as S.B. No. 213, S.D. 2, H.D. 1, and be referred to the Committee on Judiciary.

 

Respectfully submitted on behalf of the members of the Committee on Public Safety,

 

 

 

 

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GREGG TAKAYAMA, Chair