STAND. COM. REP. NO. 2834
RE: S.B. No. 2173
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 S.B. No. 2173 entitled:
"A BILL FOR AN ACT MAKING AN APPROPRIATION TO THE DEPARTMENT OF THE PROSECUTING ATTORNEY OF THE CITY AND COUNTY OF HONOLULU,"
begs leave to report as follows:
The purpose and intent of this measure is to appropriate moneys to the Department of the Prosecuting Attorney of the City and County of Honolulu for the career criminal prosecution unit.
Your Committee received written comments in support of this measure from the Department of the Attorney General and Department of the Prosecuting Attorney of the City and County of Honolulu.
Your Committee received written comments in opposition to this measure from one individual.
Your Committee finds that a disproportionate amount of serious crimes are committed against the public by "career criminals", a relatively small number of multiple and repeat-felony offenders. Providing resources for the career criminal prosecution unit will enable the Prosecuting Attorney of the City and County of Honolulu to prosecute career criminals and protect the public.
Your Committee has amended this measure by:
(1) Changing the appropriation to an unspecified amount; and
(2) Changing the effective date to July 1, 2050, to facilitate further discussion on the measure.
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 S.B. No. 2173, as amended herein, and recommends that it pass Third Reading in the form attached hereto as S.B. No. 2173, S.D. 1.
Respectfully submitted on behalf of the members of the Committee on Ways and Means,
DONOVAN M. DELA CRUZ, Chair