THE SENATE

S.B. NO.

2630

TWENTY-EIGHTH LEGISLATURE, 2016

 

STATE OF HAWAII

 

 

 

 

 

 

A BILL FOR AN ACT

 

 

RELATING TO PUBLIC SAFETY.

 

 

BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF HAWAII:

 


SECTION 1. Section 354D-4, Hawaii Revised Statutes, is amended to read as follows:

"354D-4 Powers and duties of the director. Under the supervision of the director or the director's designee, the administrator of the correctional industries program shall:

(1) Develop programs generating revenue that best sustains their operation and allows for capital investment, and reimburses the general fund, when possible, for the expense of correctional services;

(2) Develop programs providing the maximum level of work and training opportunities for qualified, able-bodied inmates;

(3) Develop programs assuming responsibility for training qualified, able-bodied inmates in general work and specific training skills that increase their employment prospects after release;

(4) Develop programs in which inmates can learn skills used in the construction and other industries, while providing low-cost construction, renovation, and repairs of facilities, grounds, furniture, vehicles, and equipment for private, nonprofit social services, health, or education agencies and programs;

(5) Acquire or purchase equipment, materials, supplies, office space, insurance, and services necessary to establish and maintain programs pursuant to this chapter;

(6) [Use labor services of qualified, able-bodied inmates in the manufacture or production of goods and services that are needed for the construction, operation, or maintenance of any office, department, institution, or agency supported in whole or in part by the State, the counties, or the federal government;] Ensure the correctional industries program is operated for the purpose of employment training of inmates in:

(A) Manufacturing or producing articles or products for sale to the general public, including photographs, paintings, drawings, sewn items, crocheted items, woodwork, and other items deemed appropriate for sale by the director; and

(B) Providing labor services for the construction, repair, or maintenance of any equipment or real property of any department or agency of the State, a county, or the federal government; provided that the administrator of the correctional industries program may assess a reasonable charge for the services provided under this subparagraph;

[(7) Sell all goods and services to the State, the counties, or the federal government;

(8)] (7) Sell uniforms and uniform accessories to state-employed adult corrections officers;

[(9)] (8) Purchase, lease, trade, exchange, acquire, and maintain personal property; [and]

[(10)] (9) Accept grants or loans from the State, the counties, or the federal government[.]; and

(10) Ensure that the proceeds from the sale of products and crafts pursuant to paragraph 6(A) are deposited as follows:

(A) Twenty-five per cent to be deposited into the correctional industries revolving fund; and

(B) Seventy-five per cent to be deposited into the committed person's account established pursuant to section 353-20."

SECTION 2. Section 354D-10, Hawaii Revised Statutes, is amended by amending subsection (a) to read as follows:

"(a) There is created the correctional industries revolving fund to be administered by the department. All moneys collected by the department from the sale or disposition of goods and services produced in accordance with this chapter, from the sale of products and crafts in accordance with section 353D-4(10), and any inmate deductions shall be deposited into the correctional industries revolving fund. The proceeds in the correctional industries revolving fund shall be used for: the purchase or lease of supplies, equipment, and machinery; the construction, leasing, or renovating of buildings used to carry out the purposes of this chapter; the salaries of personnel necessary to administer the enterprises established in accordance with this chapter; payment of inmates for work assignments; the reimbursement of incarceration costs of the inmates related to the inmates' participation in correctional industries; and other necessary expenses; provided that the correctional industries revolving fund shall not be maintained in excess of the amount necessary to carry out the purposes of this chapter."

SECTION 3. Section 354D-15, Hawaii Revised Statutes, is repealed.

["[354D-15] Sale of goods. It shall be unlawful to sell, or offer for sale, on the open market of this State, any articles or products manufactured or produced, wholly or in part, under this chapter. Goods or services produced by venture agreements under section 354D-13 shall be exempt from this limitation."]

SECTION 4. Statutory material to be repealed is bracketed and stricken. New statutory material is underscored.

SECTION 5. This Act shall take effect upon its approval.

 

INTRODUCED BY:

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Report Title:

Corrections; Committed Persons; Sale of Crafts; Correctional Industries Program; Correctional Industries Revolving Fund

 

Description:

Allows committed persons to create approved products and crafts that may be sold through the correctional industries program to the public. Requires that all moneys collected from the sale of products and crafts to be deposited into either the correctional industries revolving fund or the committed person's account. Repeals the prohibition of the sale of such products on the open market.

 

 

 

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