STAND. COM. REP. NO.  812-18


Honolulu, Hawaii

                , 2018


RE:   H.B. No. 2280

      H.D. 2





Honorable Scott K. Saiki

Speaker, House of Representatives

Twenty-Ninth State Legislature

Regular Session of 2018

State of Hawaii




     Your Committee on Finance, to which was referred H.B. No. 2280, H.D. 2, entitled:




begs leave to report as follows:


     The purpose of this measure is to address the persistent security problems at the Hawaii State Hospital in Kaneohe, Oahu by appropriating funds to the Department of Health for the purchase of electronic security devices, additional lighting, signage, and cameras and authorizing the issuance of general obligation bonds to fund capital improvement projects including gates, relocation of a guard shack and entry road, and the design and construction of a security fence.  This measure additionally requires the Department of Health to report to the Legislature on the progress of implementing its security corrective action plan, the number of escapes in the prior year, and other findings and legislative recommendations.  


     The Department of Health and Oahu County Committee on Legislative Priorities of the Democratic Party of Hawaii supported this measure. One concerned individual opposed this measure.  


     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. 2280, H.D. 2, and recommends that it pass Third Reading.



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