HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

THE THIRTIETH LEGISLATURE

REGULAR SESSION OF 2020

 

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:

Wednesday, February 12, 2020

TIME:

10:00AM

PLACE:

Conference Room 430

State Capitol

415 South Beretania Street

 

A G E N D A

 

HB 1616

Status

RELATING TO PAROLE OFFICERS.

Gives parole officers, within the scope of their duty, the powers of a police officers. Provides parole officers with the authority to arrest paroled prisoners without a warrant when there is probable cause of a violation of parole. Authorizes parole officers to use electric guns and subjects parole officers to the authority of the law enforcement standards board.

 

PVM, JUD

HB 1900

Status

RELATING TO PUBLIC SAFETY.

Requires a defendant's incarceration history certificate be provided to a court prior to sentencing or resentencing. Requires a court to determine a defendant's credit time, compute the expiration date for a defendant's specified sentence, and include the expiration date in the court's judgment order.

 

PVM, JUD

HB 1901

Status

RELATING TO PUBLIC SAFETY.

Clarifies that the comprehensive offender reentry system provides programs and services that result in the timely release of inmates on parole when the minimum term, rather than the maximum term, has been served by the inmate.

 

PVM, JUD

HB 1918

Status

RELATING TO THE HAWAII COMMUNITY CORRECTIONAL CENTER.

Creates a task force to study and recommend to the legislature a site for a new jail to replace the Hawaii Community Correctional Center's primary facility on three acres in downtown Hilo, Hawaii, and to consider alternative governmental uses for the existing site. Appropriates funds.

 

PVM, FIN

HB 2292

Status

RELATING TO ELECTRIC GUNS.

Repeals section 134-16, Hawaii Revised Statutes, the current law that bans electric guns, and replaces it with a law that restricts the use, storage, transfer, and disposal of electric guns, regulates the sale of electric guns, requires training and education on electric guns, prohibits certain individuals from the possession and use of electric guns, and prohibits the use of electric guns in the commission of crimes.

 

PVM, JUD

HB 2291

Status

RELATING TO THE LAW ENFORCEMENT OFFICERS SAFETY ACT.

Establishes in the Department of the Attorney General a program responsible for issuing firearm qualification certifications to qualified law enforcement officers pursuant to the federal Law Enforcement Officers Safety Act of 2004 (Public Law 108-277), as codified at 18 United States Code section 926C.

 

PVM, JUD

HB 2332

Status

RELATING TO STATEWIDE INTEROPERABLE PUBLIC SAFETY COMMUNICATIONS.

Establishes a Statewide Interoperable Communications Executive Committee for public safety communications and the position of the Statewide Interoperable Communications Coordinator.

 

PVM, FIN

HB 2632, HD1

(HSCR130-20)

Status

RELATING TO FOOD SECURITY.

Authorizes the Governor to issue a proclamation of pre-disaster necessity for the purpose of assisting foodbanking organizations to maintain food stocks for an emergency. Appropriates funds. Effective 7/1/2050. (HD1)

 

HLT, PVM, FIN

 

 

 

 

DECISION MAKING TO FOLLOW

 

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Rep. Gregg Takayama

Chair