STAND. COM. REP. NO. 187-18


Honolulu, Hawaii

, 2018


RE: H.B. No. 1994

H.D. 1





Honorable Scott K. Saiki

Speaker, House of Representatives

Twenty-Ninth State Legislature

Regular Session of 2018

State of Hawaii




Your Committee on Public Safety, to which was referred H.B. No. 1994 entitled:




begs leave to report as follows:


The purpose of this measure is to prohibit state law enforcement agencies from complying with federal immigration detainers or honoring requests for non-public information about individuals unless specifically required to do so by a warrant signed by a judge or provisions of federal, state, or local law.


Planned Parenthood Votes Northwest and Hawaii, American Civil Liberties Union People Power, Hawaii J-20+, The Libertarian Party of Hawaii, Filipina Advocacy Network, Hawaii Coalition for Immigration Reform, IMUAlliance, Hoomanapono Political Action Committee, and numerous concerned individuals supported this measure. The County of Maui Department of the Prosecuting Attorney, Maui Police Department, and a few concerned individuals opposed this measure. The Department of the Attorney General and American Civil Liberties Union of Hawaii offered comments.


Your Committee has amended this measure by:


(1) Changing its effective date to July 1, 2050, to promote further discussion; and


(2) Making technical, nonsubstantive amendments for clarity, consistency, and style.


As affirmed by the record of votes of the members of your Committee on Public Safety that is attached to this report, your Committee is in accord with the intent and purpose of H.B. No. 1994, as amended herein, and recommends that it pass Second Reading in the form attached hereto as H.B. No. 1994, H.D. 1, and be referred to your Committee on Judiciary.



Respectfully submitted on behalf of the members of the Committee on Public Safety,