STAND. COM. REP. NO. 349
RE: S.B. No. 1264
Honorable Ronald D. Kouchi
President of the Senate
Thirtieth State Legislature
Regular Session of 2019
State of Hawaii
Your Committee on Public Safety, Intergovernmental, and Military Affairs, to which was referred S.B. No. 1264 entitled:
"A BILL FOR AN ACT MAKING AN EMERGENCY APPROPRIATION TO THE DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC SAFETY,"
begs leave to report as follows:
The purpose and intent of this measure is to provide emergency funding for temporary housing for 248 inmates at Halawa Correctional Facility.
Your Committee received testimony in support of this measure from the Department of Public Safety.
Your Committee finds that funding for the temporary housing of the 248 inmates terminated in December 2018. Your Committee additionally finds that funding to cover the costs of housing 248 inmates at an out-of-state facility for the remaining six months of fiscal year 2019 is necessary while security electronics and hardware repairs and improvements at Halawa Correctional Facility are being completed.
As affirmed by the record of votes of the members of your Committee on Public Safety, Intergovernmental, and Military Affairs that is attached to this report, your Committee is in accord with the intent and purpose of S.B. No. 1264 and recommends that it pass Second Reading and be referred to your Committee on Ways and Means.
Respectfully submitted on behalf of the members of the Committee on Public Safety, Intergovernmental, and Military Affairs,
CLARENCE K. NISHIHARA, Chair