STAND. COM. REP. NO. 903

 

Honolulu, Hawaii

, 2019

 

RE: H.B. No. 1177

H.D. 1

 

 

 

 

Honorable Scott K. Saiki

Speaker, House of Representatives

Thirtieth State Legislature

Regular Session of 2019

State of Hawaii

 

Sir:

 

Your Committee on Finance, to which was referred H.B. No. 1177, H.D. 1, entitled:

 

"A BILL FOR AN ACT RELATING TO PUBLIC SAFETY,"

 

begs leave to report as follows:

 

The purpose of this measure is to address overcrowding at state jails and prisons and eliminate the financial costs of leasing bed space for state inmates at the Honolulu Federal Detention Center (Detention Center) by appropriating funds to the Department of Public Safety to purchase the Detention Center.

 

The Oahu County Committee on Legislative Priorities of the Democratic Party of Hawaii and a concerned individual supported this measure. The Community Alliance on Prisons and a few concerned individuals opposed this measure. The Department of Public Safety submitted comments on this measure.

 

As affirmed by the record of votes of the members of your Committee on Finance that is attached to this report, your Committee is in accord with the intent and purpose of H.B. No. 1177, H.D. 1, and recommends that it pass Third Reading.

 

Respectfully submitted on behalf of the members of the Committee on Finance,

 

 

 

 

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SYLVIA LUKE, Chair