STAND. COM. REP. NO. 205

 

Honolulu, Hawaii

, 2019

 

RE: H.B. No. 175

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 Public Safety, Veterans, & Military Affairs, to which was referred H.B. No. 175 entitled:

 

"A BILL FOR AN ACT RELATING TO BAIL,"

 

begs leave to report as follows:

 

The purpose of this measure is to authorize a defendant in custody to petition a court for unsecured bail.

 

The Office of Hawaiian Affairs, Office of the Public Defender, Council Member of the Kauai County Council, Community Alliance on Prisons, IMUAlliance, Drug Policy Forum of Hawaii, Oahu County Committee on Legislative Priorities of the Democratic Party of Hawaii, League of Women Voters of Hawaii, Young Progressives Demanding Action, Hawaii Alliance for Progressive Action, and many concerned individuals supported this measure. A few concerned individuals opposed this measure. The Judiciary and Hawaii Disability Rights Center offered comments on this measure.

 

Your Committee has amended this measure by changing its effective date to July 1, 2050, to encourage further discussion on this measure.

 

As affirmed by the record of votes of the members of your Committee on Public Safety, Veterans, & Military Affairs that is attached to this report, your Committee is in accord with the intent and purpose of H.B. No. 175, as amended herein, and recommends that it pass Second Reading in the form attached hereto as H.B. No. 175, H.D. 1, and be referred to your Committee on Judiciary.

 

 

Respectfully submitted on behalf of the members of the Committee on Public Safety, Veterans, & Military Affairs,

 

 

 

 

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GREGG TAKAYAMA, Chair