STAND. COM. REP. NO. 2242
RE: S.C.R. No. 7
Honorable Scott K. Saiki
Speaker, House of Representatives
Thirtieth State Legislature
Regular Session of 2019
State of Hawaii
Your Committees on Human Services & Homelessness and Public Safety, Veterans, & Military Affairs, to which was referred S.C.R. No. 7, S.D. 1, entitled:
"SENATE CONCURRENT RESOLUTION REQUESTING THE DEPARTMENT OF HUMAN SERVICES, IN CONSULTATION WITH THE DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC SAFETY, TO WORK WITH THE FAMILY REUNIFICATION WORKING GROUP AND OTHER COMMUNITY STAKEHOLDERS TO DEVELOP A PLAN TO ESTABLISH VISITATION CENTERS AT ALL STATE CORRECTIONAL FACILITIES AND JAILS,"
beg leave to report as follows:
The purpose of this measure is to request the Department of Human Services, in consultation with the Department of Public Safety, to work with the family reunification working group and other community stakeholders to develop a plan to establish visitation centers at all state correctional facilities and jails.
Your Committee received testimony in support of this measure from Department of Public Safety, Hawaii Youth Services Network, Oahu County Committee of the Oahu County Network, Blueprint for Change, American Civil Liberties Union of Hawaii, Community Alliance on Prisons, and two individuals
As affirmed by the records of votes of the members of your Committees on Human Services & Homelessness and Public Safety, Veterans, & Military Affairs that are attached to this report, your Committees concur with the intent and purpose of S.C.R. No. 7, S.D. 1, and recommend that it be referred to your Committee on Judiciary.
Respectfully submitted on behalf of the members of the Committees on Human Services & Homelessness and Public Safety, Veterans, & Military Affairs,
GREGG TAKAYAMA, Chair
JOY A. SAN BUENAVENTURA, Chair