STAND. COM. REP. NO. 44-18

 

Honolulu, Hawaii

, 2018

 

RE: H.B. No. 2454

 

 

 

 

Honorable Scott K. Saiki

Speaker, House of Representatives

Twenty-Ninth State Legislature

Regular Session of 2018

State of Hawaii

 

Sir:

 

Your Committee on Public Safety, to which was referred H.B. No. 2454 entitled:

 

"A BILL FOR AN ACT RELATING TO HAWAII CORRECTIONAL INDUSTRIES,"

 

begs leave to report as follows:

 

The purpose of this measure is to assist former inmates as they reenter society and current inmates pursuing vocational rehabilitation by establishing a three-year pilot project within the Department of Public Safety to authorize the administrator of the Hawaii Correctional Industries Program, in consultation with the Director of Public Safety, to provide full-time equivalent employment in the Hawaii Correctional Industries Program to up to five former inmates who meet eligibility criteria.

 

The Department of Public Safety, Community Alliance on Prisons, Oahu County Committee on Legislative Priorities of the Democratic Party of Hawaii, and Hoomanapono Political Action Committee supported this measure.

 

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. 2454 and recommends that it pass Second Reading and be referred to your Committee on Economic Development & Business.

 

 

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

 

 

 

 

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GREGG TAKAYAMA, Chair