STAND. COM. REP. NO. 843

 

Honolulu, Hawaii

, 2017

 

RE: H.B. No. 845

H.D. 2

 

 

 

 

Honorable Joseph M. Souki

Speaker, House of Representatives

Twenty-Ninth State Legislature

Regular Session of 2017

State of Hawaii

 

Sir:

 

Your Committee on Finance, to which was referred H.B. No. 845, H.D. 2, entitled:

 

"A BILL FOR AN ACT RELATING TO IDENTIFICATION,"

 

begs leave to report as follows:

 

The purpose of this measure is to assist inmates in obtaining the documents and identification cards necessary for successful reentry into society.

 

Specifically, this measure requires and provides funds for the Department of Public Safety in collaboration with county, state, and federal agencies, and upon request of the inmate, to issue civil identification cards to inmates and assist inmates in obtaining birth certificates, social security cards, and other relevant identification documents. This measure also requires the Department of Public Safety to submit annual reports on the provision of documents to inmates.

 

The Office of Hawaiian Affairs, Hawaii State Commission on the Status of Women, Hoomana Pono, LLC., YWCA Oahu, and several concerned individuals supported this measure. The Department of Public Safety, Community Alliance on Prisons, and two concerned individuals offered comments.

 

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. 845, H.D. 2, and recommends that it pass Third Reading.

 

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

 

 

 

 

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SYLVIA LUKE, Chair