STAND. COM. REP. NO. 3086
RE: S.B. No. 2345
Honorable Ronald D. Kouchi
President of the Senate
Thirtieth State Legislature
Regular Session of 2020
State of Hawaii
Your Committee on Ways and Means, to which was referred S.B. No. 2345 entitled:
"A BILL FOR AN ACT RELATING TO CHILDREN AND FAMILY OF INCARCERATED INDIVIDUALS,"
begs leave to report as follows:
The purpose and intent of this measure is to require the Department of Human Services, in cooperation with the Department of Public Safety and other stakeholders, to establish a pilot visitation and family resource center at Waiawa correctional facility.
Your Committee received written comments in support of this measure from the Department of Human Services, Office of Youth Services, Department of Public Safety, Blueprint for Change, Hawaii Youth Services Network, Community Alliance on Prisons, Hawaii Justice Coalition, Common Cause Hawaii, Hawaii Friends of Restorative Justice, American Civil Liberties Union of Hawaii, Adult Friends for Youth, Hawaii Children's Action Network Speaks!, and seven individuals.
The Office of Hawaiian Affairs submitted written comments on this measure.
Your Committee finds that the establishment of a pilot visitation and family resource center at Waiawa correctional facility will help to promote the well-being of children and families affected by parental incarceration.
Your Committee has amended this measure by:
(1) Changing each of the appropriation amounts from $150,000 to unspecified amounts;
(2) Changing the effective date to July 1, 2050, to facilitate further discussion on the measure; and
(3) Making technical nonsubstantive changes for purposes of clarity, consistency, and style.
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. 2345, as amended herein, and recommends that it pass Third Reading in the form attached hereto as S.B. No. 2345, S.D. 1.
Respectfully submitted on behalf of the members of the Committee on Ways and Means,
DONOVAN M. DELA CRUZ, Chair