STAND. COM. REP. NO. 3694
RE: H.B. No. 1774
Honorable Ronald D. Kouchi
President of the Senate
Twenty-Ninth State Legislature
Regular Session of 2018
State of Hawaii
Your Committee on Ways and Means, to which was referred H.B. No. 1774, H.D. 1, S.D. 1, entitled:
"A BILL FOR AN ACT RELATING TO COLLECTION OF RESTITUTION FOR CRIME VICTIMS,"
begs leave to report as follows:
The purpose and intent of this measure is to facilitate the payment of court-ordered restitution to crime victims.
Your Committee received written comments in support of this measure from the Crime Victim Compensation Commission, Honolulu Prosecutor's Office, Oahu County Committee on Legislative Priorities of the Democratic Party of Hawai`i, and one individual.
Written comments in opposition were received from the Community Alliance on Prisons and one individual.
The Department of the Attorney General submitted written comments on the measure.
Your Committee finds that the income withholding process established by this measure will help to enforce restitution orders issued in criminal cases.
Your Committee has amended this measure by:
(1) Inserting a definition for "business day" that had been included in the H.D. 1 version of the measure; and
(2) Making technical nonsubstantive changes for the purposes of clarity, consistency, and style.
As affirmed by the record of votes of the members of your Committee on Ways and Means that is attached to this report, your Committee is in accord with the intent and purpose of H.B. No. 1774, H.D. 1, S.D. 1, as amended herein, and recommends that it pass Third Reading in the form attached hereto as H.B. No. 1774, H.D. 1, S.D. 2.
Respectfully submitted on behalf of the members of the Committee on Ways and Means,
DONOVAN M. DELA CRUZ, Chair