THE SENATE

THE TWENTY-NINTH LEGISLATURE

REGULAR SESSION OF 2018

 

COMMITTEE ON PUBLIC SAFETY, INTERGOVERNMENTAL, AND MILITARY AFFAIRS

Senator Clarence K. Nishihara, Chair

Senator Glenn Wakai, Vice Chair

 

NOTICE OF HEARING

 

 

DATE:

Tuesday, January 30, 2018

TIME:

1:15 p.m.

PLACE:

Conference Room 229

State Capitol

415 South Beretania Street

 

A G E N D A

 

SB 2813

Status & Testimony

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.

 

PSM, JDC

SB 2814

Status & Testimony

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.

 

PSM, JDC

SB 2815

Status & Testimony

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.

 

PSM, JDC

SB 2816

Status & Testimony

RELATING TO PAROLE.

Specifies that funds for discharged persons be subject to legislative appropriation.

 

PSM, WAM

SB 2820

Status & Testimony

MAKING AN EMERGENCY APPROPRIATION TO THE DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC SAFETY.

Makes an emergency appropriation to provide funds for the Department of Public Safety to pay for the temporary housing of 248 inmates at a non-state facility for an additional six months, during work on capital improvements to the Halawa Correctional Facility, under DAGS Job No. Job No. 12-27-5644 security electronics and hardware repairs and improvements.

 

PSM, WAM

SB 2979

Status & Testimony

RELATING TO CORRECTIONS.

Limits the Director of Public Safety's ability to transfer convicted felons to any federal correctional institution or a correctional institution in another state to only those felons incarcerated for violent crimes under HRS section 351-32. Requires that all felons incarcerated in an out-of-state correctional institution or an out-of-state federal correctional institution for a crime that is not a violent crime under HRS section 351-32 be returned to Hawaii no later than July 1, 2020. Repeals the Governor's authority to negotiate or contract for expansion or construction of private correctional facilities.

 

PSM, WAM

SB 2861

Status & Testimony

RELATING TO PUBLIC SAFETY.

Requires DPS to establish performance indicators. Requires quarterly reports of the established performance indicators, criminal offender treatment programs, and programs established pursuant to the community safety act.

 

PSM, WAM

SB 2858

Status & Testimony

RELATING TO PUBLIC SAFETY.

Requires the Department of Public Safety to establish key performance indicators for inmate reentry system. Requires reports, using key performance indicators, to be provided to the legislature. Creates the annual corrections and program report as a consolidated report of other annual reports.

 

PSM, WAM

SB 2860

Status & Testimony

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.

 

PSM, JDC/WAM

SB 2859

Status & Testimony

RELATING TO CORRECTIONAL INSTITUTIONS.

Establishes procedures for the use of administrative and disciplinary segregation in correctional institutions.

 

PSM, JDC

SB 2696

Status & Testimony

RELATING TO TAXATION.

Provides an income tax credit for wages paid by a technology business owner to employees who were formerly in the custody of the department of public safety.

 

PSM, WAM

 

Decision Making to follow, if time permits.

 

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FOR AMENDED NOTICES: Measures that have been deleted are stricken through and measures that have been added are underscored. If a measure is both underscored and stricken through, that measure has been deleted from the agenda.

 

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Senator Clarence K. Nishihara

Chair