STAND. COM. REP. NO. 1917
RE: S.B. No. 1039
Honorable Scott K. Saiki
Speaker, House of Representatives
Thirtieth State Legislature
Regular Session of 2019
State of Hawaii
Your Committee on Judiciary, to which was referred S.B. No. 1039 entitled:
"A BILL FOR AN ACT RELATING TO PROSTITUTION,"
begs leave to report as follows:
(1) Decrease the period of time that a person is required to wait before expunging a deferred plea to prostitution charges; and
(2) Permit persons convicted of certain prostitution charges to file a motion to vacate the conviction if not subsequently convicted of another offense under the Hawaii Penal Code within three years of the prostitution conviction and without regard to status as a victim of trafficking or promotion of prostitution.
The Hawai‘i State Commission on the Status of Women, County of Kaua‘i Office of the Prosecuting Attorney, LGBT Caucus of the Democratic Party of Hawaii, IMUAlliance, Harm Reduction Hawaii, and an individual testified in support of this measure. The City and County of Honolulu Department of the Prosecuting Attorney and an individual testified in opposition to this measure. The Sex Abuse Treatment Center provided comments.
Your Committee has amended this measure by:
(1) Changing its effective date to January 28, 2081; and
(2) Making technical, nonsubstantive amendments for clarity, consistency, and style.
As affirmed by the record of votes of the members of your Committee on Judiciary that is attached to this report, your Committee is in accord with the intent and purpose of S.B. No. 1039, as amended herein, and recommends that it pass Second Reading in the form attached hereto as S.B. No. 1039, H.D. 1, and be placed on the calendar for Third Reading.
Respectfully submitted on behalf of the members of the Committee on Judiciary,
CHRIS LEE, Chair