STAND. COM. REP. NO. 604
RE: H.B. No. 1033
Honorable Scott K. Saiki
Speaker, House of Representatives
Thirty-First State Legislature
Regular Session of 2021
State of Hawaii
Your Committee on Corrections, Military, & Veterans, to which was referred H.B. No. 1033 entitled:
"A BILL FOR AN ACT MAKING AN EMERGENCY APPROPRIATION TO THE DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC SAFETY,"
begs leave to report as follows:
The purpose of this measure is to make an emergency appropriation to provide funds for the Department of Public Safety to cover the costs of the personnel services shortfall at all correctional institutions statewide.
Your Committee finds that the Department of Public Safety projected a shortfall in funding for fiscal year 2020-2021 for the Halawa, Kulani, and Waiawa Correctional Facilities, and the Hawaii, Maui, Oahu, Kauai, and Women's Community Correctional Centers. According to the Department, because it is severely short staffed, it has incurred substantial overtime charges and has consequently shut down programs. Your Committee also finds that the Department's staffing for its health care division has been critically reduced.
As affirmed by the record of votes of the members of your Committee on Corrections, Military, & Veterans that is attached to this report, your Committee is in accord with the intent and purpose of H.B. No. 1033, as amended herein, and recommends that it pass Second Reading in the form attached hereto as H.B. No. 1033, H.D. 1, and be referred to your Committee on Finance.
Respectfully submitted on behalf of the members of the Committee on Corrections, Military, & Veterans,
TAKASHI OHNO, Chair