STAND. COM. REP. NO. 1127
RE: S.B. No. 1347
Honorable Ronald D. Kouchi
President of the Senate
Thirtieth State Legislature
Regular Session of 2019
State of Hawaii
Your Committee on Ways and Means, to which was referred S.B. No. 1347 entitled:
"A BILL FOR AN ACT RELATING TO THE WEED AND SEED STRATEGY,"
begs leave to report as follows:
Your Committee received written comments in support of this measure from the Department of the Attorney General; Hawaii Paroling Authority; Honolulu Police Department; Oahu County Committee on Legislative Priorities of the Democratic Party of Hawaii; Gentry Homes, Ltd.; Haseko Development, Inc.; Roy's Ko Olina, and numerous individuals.
Your Committee finds that the Weed and Seed program has been effective in reducing crime rates in areas in which it has been implemented.
Your Committee has amended this measure by:
(1) Changing the effective date to July 1, 2050, to facilitate further discussion on the measure; and
(2) Making a technical nonsubstantive change for the purpose of clarity.
As affirmed by the record of votes of the members of your Committee on Ways and Means that is attached to this report, your Committee is in accord with the intent and purpose of S.B. No. 1347, as amended herein, and recommends that it pass Third Reading in the form attached hereto as S.B. No. 1347, S.D. 1.
Respectfully submitted on behalf of the members of the Committee on Ways and Means,
DONOVAN M. DELA CRUZ, Chair