STAND. COM. REP. NO. 964
RE: H.B. No. 508
Honorable Scott K. Saiki
Speaker, House of Representatives
Thirtieth State Legislature
Regular Session of 2019
State of Hawaii
Your Committee on Finance, to which was referred H.B. No. 508, H.D. 1, entitled:
"A BILL FOR AN ACT RELATING TO DNA COLLECTION FOR CERTAIN FELONY OFFENSES,"
begs leave to report as follows:
(1) Require persons arrested for felony sexual offenses to provide a DNA sample to the arresting agency;
(2) Provide for the destruction of DNA samples and expungement of a DNA database profile upon issuance of an order expunging the arrest record, release without charges, dismissal of charges, acquittal, or a finding of not guilty unless the subject of the arrest has any prior convictions, has any other pending felony charges, or is a fugitive from justice; and
(3) Make an appropriation for the costs of DNA collection and expungement.
The Department of the Attorney General, Honolulu Police Department, Department of the Prosecuting Attorney of the City and County of Honolulu, O‘ahu County Committee on Legislative Priorities of the Democratic Party of Hawai‘i, and The Sex Abuse Treatment Center testified in support of this measure. The Office of the Public Defender testified in opposition to 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. 508, H.D. 1, and recommends that it pass Third Reading.
Respectfully submitted on behalf of the members of the Committee on Finance,
SYLVIA LUKE, Chair