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

 

 

NOTICE OF HEARING

 

DATE:

Thursday, March 16, 2017

TIME:

10:00 AM

PLACE:

Conference Room 312

State Capitol

415 South Beretania Street

 

A G E N D A

 

SB 1039, SD2

(SSCR779)

Status

RELATING TO PUBLIC SAFETY.

Requires PSD to work with the Social Security Administration to enter into an agreement to obtain replacement social security cards for inmates. Requires PSD, in conjunction with DOH, DOT, and the examiner of drivers of each county, to provide Hawaii-born inmates with copies of birth certificates and driver's licenses or civil ID cards free of charge. Requires PSD to assist inmates born outside of Hawaii to obtain birth certificates and photo IDs. Requires PSD to initiate the process of obtaining social security cards, birth certificates, driver's licenses, and civil ID cards at least ninety days prior to release for inmates released to work furlough, extended furlough, or community placement programs. Takes effect 1/7/2059. (SD2)

 

PBS, JUD, FIN

SB 603, SD1

(SSCR671)

Status

RELATING TO CORRECTIONS.

Creates restrictions on the use of administrative segregation and disciplinary segregation in corrections facilities. Takes effect on 1/7/2059. (SD1)

 

PBS, JUD

SB 655, SD2

(SSCR860)

Status

RELATING TO MEDIA ACCESS.

Allows the news media, under certain conditions, to access areas that are closed pursuant to emergency management powers of the governor and mayor. Limits the liability of the State and counties. Specifies that the State, counties, and emergency management authority are not responsible for providing logistical support to media accessing emergency areas. Takes effect 5/22/2050. (SD2)

 

PBS, JUD

SB 955, SD2

(SSCR787)

Status

RELATING TO HOMELAND SECURITY.

Establishes the Hawaii State Fusion Center as a program under the Office of Homeland Security and establishes the position of Hawaii State Fusion Center Director who shall be state-funded, responsible to the Director of Homeland Security, and accountable to manage the day-to-day operations of the fusion center. Effective 7/1/2050. (SD2)

 

PBS, FIN

SB 996, SD2

(SSCR778)

Status

RELATING TO EMPLOYMENT PRACTICES.

Creates a new exception to the law relating to lie detector tests for lie detector tests and psychological tests administered by a corrections agency. Takes effect 1/7/2059. (SD2)

 

PBS, JUD, FIN

 

 

 

 

DECISION MAKING at 11:30 AM

 

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Rep. Gregg Takayama

Chair