HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

THE TWENTY-NINTH LEGISLATURE

REGULAR SESSION OF 2017

 

COMMITTEE ON PUBLIC SAFETY

Rep. Gregg Takayama, Chair

Rep. Matthew S. LoPresti, Vice Chair

 

Rep. Richard P. Creagan

Rep. Kaniela Ing

Rep. Lynn DeCoite

Rep. Cynthia Thielen

Rep. Cedric Asuega Gates

 

 

AMENDED NOTICE OF HEARING

 

DATE:

Thursday, February 2, 2017

TIME:

11:00 AM

PLACE:

Conference Room 312

State Capitol

415 South Beretania Street

 

A M E N D E D  A G E N D A

 

The following measure(s) has been ADDED to the agenda: HB1417

 

The following measure(s) has been DELETED from the agenda: HB1133

 

HB 440

Status

RELATING TO PUBLIC SAFETY.

Prohibits government contracts to develop or house inmates in out-of-state private correctional facilities.  Clarifies that the State may contract with federal, state, and municipal governments to house inmates and develop correctional facilities.

 

PBS, JUD, FIN

HB 845

Status

RELATING TO IDENTIFICATION.

Requires the Department of Public Safety in collaboration with county and state agencies to issue civil identification cards to inmates and to assist inmates in obtaining their birth certificate, social security card, and other relevant identification necessary for successful reentry.

 

PBS, JUD, FIN

HB 1133

Status

RELATING TO PAROLE.

Specifies that funds for discharged persons be subject to legislative appropriation.  Clarifies circumstances under which the Hawaii Paroling Authority may grant early discharges.  Provides the paroling authority with discretion when considering pardons for paroled prisoners and clarifies early discharge consideration of paroled prisoners is an administrative action, not an in-person hearing before the authority.

 

PBS, JUD, FIN

HB 1246

Status

RELATING TO ALTERNATIVES TO INCARCERATION.

Expands the authority of DPS to release certain pre-trial detainees and sentenced offenders to include felons.  Requires electronic monitoring of released detainees and offenders.  Authorizes electronic monitoring of offenders in programs that offer alternatives to incarceration.  Appropriates funds.

 

PBS, JUD, FIN

HB 1417

Status

RELATING TO WATER.

Requires the Hawaii Emergency Management Agency to develop a post-disaster fresh drinking water security plan.  Makes an appropriation.  Requires a report to legislature prior to the regular session of 2018.

 

PBS, WAL, FIN

 

 

 

 

DECISION MAKING TO FOLLOW

 

Persons wishing to offer comments should submit testimony at least 24 hours prior to the hearing.  Testimony should indicate:

·     Testifier's name with position/title and organization;

·     The Committee(s) to which the comments are directed;

·     The date and time of the hearing; and

·     Measure number. 

 

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Rep. Gregg Takayama

Chair