STAND. COM. REP. NO. 2278
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 Committee on Judiciary, 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,"
begs 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.
The Department of Public Safety, the Department of Human Services, the Community Alliance on Prisons, Blueprint for Change, the Oahu County Democrats Legislative Priorities Committee, and five individuals provided comments in support.
As affirmed by the record of votes of the members of your Committee on Judiciary that is attached to this report, your Committee concurs with the intent and purpose of S.C.R. No. 7, S.D. 1, and recommends its adoption.
Respectfully submitted on behalf of the members of the Committee on Judiciary,
CHRIS LEE, Chair