STAND. COM. REP. NO. 3307
RE: S.B. No. 2619
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. 2619 entitled:
"A BILL FOR AN ACT MAKING AN APPROPRIATION TO THE OFFICE OF THE PROSECUTING ATTORNEY FOR HAWAII COUNTY,"
begs leave to report as follows:
The purpose and intent of this measure is to appropriate funds to provide support for the Career Criminal Prosecution Unit within the County of Hawaii Office of the Prosecuting Attorney.
Your Committee received written comments in support of this measure from the County of Hawaii Office of the Prosecuting Attorney and County of Hawaii Office of the Mayor.
Your Committee received written comments on this measure from the Department of the Attorney General.
Your Committee finds that this measure provides critical monetary support to continue the efficient and effective operations of prosecuting the disproportionate amount of serious crime committed by repeat felony offenders in the County of Hawaii.
Your Committee has amended this measure by:
(1) Changing the appropriation to an unspecified amount; and
(2) Changing the effective date to July 1, 2050, to facilitate further discussion on the measure.
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. 2619, as amended herein, and recommends that it pass Third Reading in the form attached hereto as S.B. No. 2619, S.D. 1.
Respectfully submitted on behalf of the members of the Committee on Ways and Means,
DONOVAN M. DELA CRUZ, Chair