STAND. COM. REP. NO. 1325-16
RE: H.R. No. 47
Honorable Joseph M. Souki
Speaker, House of Representatives
Twenty-Eighth State Legislature
Regular Session of 2016
State of Hawaii
Your Committee on Public Safety, to which was referred H.R. No. 47 entitled:
"HOUSE RESOLUTION REQUESTING THE ESTABLISHMENT OF A TASK FORCE TO STUDY EFFECTIVE INCARCERATION POLICIES TO IMPROVE HAWAII'S CORRECTIONAL SYSTEM,"
begs leave to report as follows:
The purpose of this measure is to request the establishment of a task force to study effective incarceration policies in Hawaii and other jurisdictions, and suggest improvements for Hawaii's correctional system including recommendations for designs of future correctional facilities.
The Judiciary; Hawaii Paroling Authority; Office of Hawaiian Affairs; Holomua Puuhonua Committee; Ho‘omana Pono, LLC; and several concerned individuals supported this measure. The Department of Public Safety, Legislative Reference Bureau, Community Alliance on Prisons, and a concerned individual offered comments.
Your Committee has amended this measure by:
(1) Requesting the Administrator of the Judiciary's Adult Client Services Branch, or the Administrator's designee, and the Chairperson of the Holomua Puuhonua Committee, or the Chairperson's designee, to join the task force;
(2) Requesting the Judiciary and the Department of Public Safety, rather than the Legislative Reference Bureau, to provide administrative support to the task force;
(3) Changing the reporting date of the task force's report from 2018 to 2017; and
(4) 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 concurs with the intent and purpose of H.R. No. 47, as amended herein, and recommends that it be referred to your Committee on Judiciary in the form attached hereto as H.R. No. 47, H.D. 1.
Respectfully submitted on behalf of the members of the Committee on Public Safety,
GREGG TAKAYAMA, Chair