Honolulu, Hawaii

, 2019


RE: S.B. No. 192

S.D. 1

H.D. 1





Honorable Scott K. Saiki

Speaker, House of Representatives

Thirtieth State Legislature

Regular Session of 2019

State of Hawaii




Your Committee on Public Safety, Veterans, & Military Affairs, to which was referred S.B. No. 192, S.D. 1, entitled:




begs leave to report as follows:


The purpose of this measure is to:


(1) Authorize a defendant in custody to petition a court for unsecured bail; and


(2) Require the court to take appropriate steps to collect the amount of an unsecured financial bond in the event that a defendant fails to appear in court or breaches any other condition of release.


The Office of Hawaiian Affairs, Office of the Public Defender for the State of Hawaii, Drug Policy Forum of Hawaii, LGBT Caucus of the Democratic Party of Hawaii, Community Alliance on Prisons, Hawaii Alliance for Progressive Action, Hawaii Friends of Restorative Justice, IMUAlliance, Americans for Democratic Action, Democratic Party of Hawaii, ACLU Hawaii, League of Women Voters, and many concerned individuals supported this measure. The Judiciary, Retail Merchants of Hawaii, ABC Stores, The Sex Abuse Treatment Center of Kapiolani Medical Center for Women & Children, and a concerned individual opposed this measure. The Hawaii Disability Rights Center offered comments on this measure.


Your Committee has amended this measure by changing its effective date to July 1, 2050, to encourage further discussion on this measure.


As affirmed by the record of votes of the members of your Committee on Public Safety, Veterans, & Military Affairs that is attached to this report, your Committee is in accord with the intent and purpose of S.B. No. 192, S.D. 1, as amended herein, and recommends that it pass Second Reading in the form attached hereto as S.B. No. 192, S.D. 1, H.D. 1, and be referred to your Committee on Judiciary.



Respectfully submitted on behalf of the members of the Committee on Public Safety, Veterans, & Military Affairs,