HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

THE THIRTIETH LEGISLATURE

REGULAR SESSION OF 2019

 

COMMITTEE ON PUBLIC SAFETY, VETERANS, & MILITARY AFFAIRS

Rep. Gregg Takayama, Chair

Rep. Cedric Asuega Gates, Vice Chair

 

Rep. Dale T. Kobayashi

Rep. Takashi Ohno

Rep. Sam Satoru Kong

Rep. Bob McDermott

Rep. Scott Y. Nishimoto

 

 

NOTICE OF HEARING

 

DATE:

Friday, February 1, 2019

TIME:

10:00 A.M.

PLACE:

Conference Room 430

State Capitol

415 South Beretania Street

 

A G E N D A

 

HB 1551

Status

RELATING TO PUBLIC SAFETY.

Establishes a minimum-security housing program in a county with a population of more than 750,000 for short-term adult offenders. Provides capacity for a furlough program. Appropriates funds.

 

PVM, JUD, FIN

HB 1552

Status

RELATING TO PUBLIC SAFETY.

Establishes the Hawaii Correctional System Oversight Commission and transfers all rights, powers, functions, and duties of the Reentry Commission and Corrections Population Management Commission to the Hawaii Correctional System Oversight Commission.

 

PVM, JUD, FIN

HB 629

Status

RELATING TO MEDICAL RELEASE.

Requires the Department of Public Safety to assess and refer inmates to the Hawaii Paroling Authority (HPA) for possible medical release. Allows an inmate to be considered for medical release at the request of the director, the inmate, or the inmate's representative, if the inmate meets specified criteria. Requires the HPA to grant or deny the request after a hearing, to set reasonable conditions on an inmate's medical release, and to promptly order an inmate returned to custody to await a revocation hearing if the HPA receives credible information that an inmate has failed to comply with any reasonable conditions of medical release. Makes inmates on medical release presumptively eligible to receive medical assistance from the Department of Human Services.

 

PVM, JUD, FIN

HB 634

Status

RELATING TO RESTORATIVE JUSTICE.

Requires the Judiciary to establish a 5-year pilot program for restorative justice. Requires the judiciary to inform various criminal attorneys of the existence of the pilot program. Appropriates funds.

 

PVM, JUD, FIN

HB 1553

Status

RELATING TO HOMELAND SECURITY.

Establishes the Hawaii State Fusion Center as a program under the Office of Homeland Security and establishes the position of Hawaii State Fusion Center Director who shall be state-funded, responsible to the Director of Homeland Security, and accountable to manage the operations of the Center.

 

PVM, JUD, FIN

HB 424

Status

RELATING TO CORRECTIONS.

Prohibits the Department of Public Safety from using for-profit prisons to house inmates by 2035.

 

PVM, JUD, FIN

 

 

 

 

DECISION MAKING TO FOLLOW

 

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     Testifier's name with position/title and organization;

     The Committee(s) to which the comments are directed;

     The date and time of the hearing; and

     Measure number.

 

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Rep. Gregg Takayama

Chair