STAND. COM. REP. NO.  1624-16


Honolulu, Hawaii

                , 2016


RE:   S.B. No. 2103

      S.D. 1

      H.D. 1





Honorable Joseph M. Souki

Speaker, House of Representatives

Twenty-Eighth State Legislature

Regular Session of 2016

State of Hawaii




     Your Committee on Judiciary, to which was referred S.B. No. 2103, S.D. 1, entitled:




begs leave to report as follows:


     The purpose of this measure is to provide that the courts may authorize a law enforcement officer to obtain technical assistance from a person or entity to examine designated electronic devices or storage media pursuant to a search warrant.


     The Judiciary, Department of the Attorney General, City and County of Honolulu Prosecuting Attorney, Honolulu Police Department, and Maui Police Department testified in support of this measure.  The American Civil Liberties Union of Hawaii, Verizon, State Privacy and Security Coalition, Inc., and TechNet provided comments.


     Your Committee has amended this measure to make it effective upon its approval.


     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. 2103, S.D. 1, as amended herein, and recommends that it pass Second Reading in the form attached hereto as S.B. No. 2103, S.D. 1, H.D. 1, and be placed on the calendar for Third Reading.

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