STAND. COM. REP. NO. 1878
RE: H.R. No. 154
Honorable Scott K. Saiki
Speaker, House of Representatives
Thirtieth State Legislature
Regular Session of 2019
State of Hawaii
Your Committee on Human Services & Homelessness, to which was referred H.R. No. 154 entitled:
"HOUSE RESOLUTION REQUESTING THE STATE COMMISSION ON THE STATUS OF WOMEN TO MAINTAIN A DATABASE ON SEX TRAFFICKING OFFENSES,"
begs leave to report as follows:
(1) Collect and maintain relevant statewide sex trafficking data; provided that all data on the database is accessible to each governmental entity and non-confidential data is accessible to the general public as determined appropriate by the Administrator; and
(2) Annually review data collection practices within government to ensure agencies are providing data necessary for the database; and
Be it further resolved that the purpose is to request that the database include data on the:
(1) Total number of all sex trafficking cases in Hawaii reported to national and local trafficking hotlines;
(2) Total number of sex trafficking cases reported to and handled by governmental agencies and private organizations receiving state funding;
(3) Total number of arrests, prosecutions, and convictions under sections 712-1200(1)(b) and 712-1202, Hawaii Revised Statutes;
(4) The age range and average age of victims, offenders, and traffickers;
(5) The sex and gender identity of victims, offenders, and traffickers;
(6) The race and ethnicity of victims, offenders, and traffickers;
(7) The total number of native Hawaiian victims;
(8) The total number of immigrant victims; and
(9) The total amount of annual federal and state funds available to address sex trafficking.
Upon further consideration, your Committee has amended this measure by:
(1) Adding that the Hawai'i Youth Services Network distinguishes sex trafficking and survival sex; and
(2) Clarifying paragraph (1) on page 2 at line 18 through line 23, as follows:
(1) Collect and maintain relevant statewide sex trafficking data; provided that data submission is compliant with the applicable privacy laws governing the source of the data; provided further that all data on the database shall be made accessible to each governmental entity if disclosure and use is consistent with the privacy laws governing the source of the data.
As affirmed by the record of votes of the members of your Committee on Human Services & Homelessness that is attached to this report, your Committee concurs with the intent and purpose of H.R. No. 154, as amended herein, and recommends that it be referred to your Committee on Judiciary in the form attached hereto as H.R. No. 154, H.D. 1.
Respectfully submitted on behalf of the members of the Committee on Human Services & Homelessness,
JOY A. SAN BUENAVENTURA, Chair