STAND. COM. REP. NO. 600-18
RE: H.B. No. 2071
Honorable Scott K. Saiki
Speaker, House of Representatives
Twenty-Ninth State Legislature
Regular Session of 2018
State of Hawaii
Your Committee on Judiciary, to which was referred H.B. No. 2071, H.D. 1, entitled:
"A BILL FOR AN ACT RELATING TO LAW ENFORCEMENT,"
begs leave to report as follows:
The purpose of this measure is to ensure standards of professionalism and accountability for law enforcement officers in the State by establishing a Law Enforcement Standards Board to develop and enforce standards for training and certification of:
(1) County police officers;
(2) State public safety officers; and
(3) Employees of the Department of Transportation, Department of Land and Natural Resources, Department of Taxation, and Department of the Attorney General who are conferred with police powers.
The Department of Land and Natural Resources, Department of Transportation, and three individuals testified in support of this measure. The Department of Public Safety supported the intent of this measure. The Department of the Attorney General and Department of Budget and Finance provided comments.
Your Committee has amended this measure by:
(1) Changing its effective date to July 1, 2050, to facilitate further discussion; and
(2) Making a technical, nonsubstantive amendment for clarity, consistency, and style.
As affirmed by the record of votes of the members of your Committee on Judiciary that is attached to this report, your Committee is in accord with the intent and purpose of H.B. No. 2071, H.D. 1, as amended herein, and recommends that it be referred to your Committee on Finance in the form attached hereto as H.B. No. 2071, H.D. 2.
Respectfully submitted on behalf of the members of the Committee on Judiciary,
SCOTT Y. NISHIMOTO, Chair