STAND. COM. REP. NO. 977-16

 

Honolulu, Hawaii

, 2016

 

RE: H.B. No. 1046

H.D. 2

 

 

 

Honorable Joseph M. Souki

Speaker, House of Representatives

Twenty-Eighth State Legislature

Regular Session of 2016

State of Hawaii

 

Sir:

 

Your Committee on Finance, to which was referred H.B. No. 1046, H.D. 1, entitled:

 

"A BILL FOR AN ACT RELATING TO WRONGFUL IMPRISONMENT,"

 

begs leave to report as follows:

 

The purpose of this measure is to provide compensation and expungement of arrest record to persons who can demonstrate that they were wrongfully convicted and imprisoned when actually innocent.

 

The Department of the Attorney General, Hawaii Innocence Project, Community Alliance on Prisons, Community Health Outreach Work Project, Hawaii Friends of the Innocence Movement, and several individuals provided testimony in support of this measure.

 

Your Committee has amended this measure by:

 

(1) Changing the various compensation amounts awarded to unspecified sums; and

 

(2) Changing the effective date to July 1, 2030, to encourage further discussion.

 

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. 1046, H.D. 1, as amended herein, and recommends that it pass Third Reading in the form attached hereto as H.B. No. 1046, H.D. 2.

 

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

 

 

 

 

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SYLVIA LUKE, Chair