HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

THE TWENTY-NINTH LEGISLATURE

REGULAR SESSION OF 2018

 

COMMITTEE ON PUBLIC SAFETY

Rep. Gregg Takayama, Chair

Rep. Cedric Asuega Gates, Vice Chair

 

Rep. Richard P. Creagan

Rep. Calvin K.Y. Say

Rep. Lynn DeCoite

Rep. Cynthia Thielen

Rep. Kaniela Ing

 

 

NOTICE OF HEARING

 

DATE:

Thursday, February 1, 2018

TIME:

10:00 AM

PLACE:

Conference Room 312

State Capitol

415 South Beretania Street

 

A G E N D A

 

HB 2221

Status

RELATING TO PRETRIAL RELEASE.

Requires courts to order any person charged with a criminal offense to be released on personal recognizance or on the execution of an unsecured bond, unless the person is unlikely to appear for trial. Requires the Judiciary to establish statewide court appearance reminder system. Establishes requirements for any pretrial risk assessment tool used by the Judiciary.

 

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HB 1996

Status

RELATING TO PRETRIAL RELEASE.

Requires courts to order any person charged with a criminal offense to be released on personal recognizance pending trial, unless the person is a flight risk, unlikely to appear for trial, or a danger to others. Requires the Judiciary to establish and maintain a Pretrial Services Program to conduct pretrial risk assessments. Repeals state laws relating to bail.

 

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HB 2388

Status

RELATING TO PAROLE.

Clarifies circumstances under which the Hawaii Paroling Authority may grant early discharges. Provides the paroling authority with discretion when considering pardons for paroled prisoners and clarifies early discharge consideration of paroled prisoners is an administrative action, not an in-person hearing before the authority.

 

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HB 2387

Status

RELATING TO THE RELEASE OF MISDEMEANANTS.

Defines the circumstances for the Director of Public Safety or a designee of the director to release pretrial and sentenced misdemeanants at community correctional centers.

 

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HB 2454

Status

RELATING TO HAWAII CORRECTIONAL INDUSTRIES.

Establishes a three-year Correctional Industries Former Inmate Employment Pilot Project within the Department of Public Safety to assist former inmates as they reenter society.

 

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HB 1719

Status

RELATING TO PUBLIC SAFETY.

Requires the return of all out-of-state inmates by 12/31/20 if adequate bed space exists in Hawaii's prisons and correctional facilities. Provides that no more than 500 Hawaii inmates shall be detained in out-of-state prisons by 12/31/19. Requires the Department of Public Safety to plan, design, and construct sufficient facilities to house inmates in Hawaii and to pursue alternatives to incarceration for returning inmates. Authorizes the issuance of general obligation bonds.

 

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HB 1993

Status

RELATING TO PUBLIC SAFETY.

Requires that any inmate transferred to any out-of-state correctional institution be subject to the continuing jurisdiction of Hawaii and authorizes the removal of the inmate from the correctional institution. Requires the Director of Public Safety to submit an annual public report with information related to Hawaii inmates, including statistics and Department procedures on inmate deaths and serious or violent incidents involving inmates.

 

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HB 1994

Status

RELATING TO LAW ENFORCEMENT.

Prohibits state law enforcement agencies from complying with federal immigration detainers or honoring requests for non-public information unless specifically required to do so by a warrant signed by a judge or provisions of federal, state, or local law.

 

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HB 2386

Status

RELATING TO ORDERS FOR TREATMENT OVER OBJECTION.

Authorizes psychiatric and medical treatment by administrative order despite a patient's objection for pretrial detainees or committed persons in the custody of the Department of Public Safety. Establishes criteria for issuing court or administrative order and the process to determine whether administrative order should be issued for psychiatric or medical treatment over the patient's objection. Effective 7/1/2018.

 

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HB 2675

Status

RELATING TO EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT.

Requires each local television station to make emergency information that is provided in the audio portion of its video programming accessible to persons with hearing disabilities by using a method of closed or open captioning.

 

PBS, CPC, FIN

 

DECISION MAKING TO FOLLOW

 

Persons wishing to offer comments should submit testimony at least 24 hours prior to the hearing. Testimony should indicate:

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     The Committee(s) to which the comments are directed;

     The date and time of the hearing; and

     Measure number.

 

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Rep. Gregg Takayama

Chair