STAND. COM. REP. NO. 151

 

Honolulu, Hawaii

, 2021

 

RE: H.B. No. 1066

H.D. 1

 

 

 

 

Honorable Scott K. Saiki

Speaker, House of Representatives

Thirty-First State Legislature

Regular Session of 2021

State of Hawaii

 

Sir:

 

Your Committee on Labor & Tourism, to which was referred H.B. No. 1066 entitled:

 

"A BILL FOR AN ACT RELATING TO CRIMINAL HISTORY RECORD CHECKS,"

 

begs leave to report as follows:

 

The purpose of this measure is to add the University of Hawaii to the list of agencies that are authorized to conduct criminal history record checks on current or prospective employees whose positions or duties are related to public safety.

 

Your Committee received testimony in support of this measure from the Department of Human Resources Development and University of Hawaii System.

 

Your Committee finds that the University of Hawaii campuses have departments of public safety with responsibilities that include protecting persons and property, receiving reports of crime such as sexual assaults, and providing walking escorts and vehicle transportation from dusk to dawn for persons alone on campus at night. Your Committee further finds that this measure will provide the University of Hawaii the authority to conduct criminal history record checks on persons who will be entrusted with the security of campus facilities and persons.

 

Your Committee also finds that, on average, the University hires approximately fifteen security officers annually. This measure will streamline the hiring process and allow for vacancies to be filled more efficiently.

 

Your Committee has amended this measure by changing the effective date to December 25, 2040, to encourage further discussion.

 

As affirmed by the record of votes of the members of your Committee on Labor & Tourism that is attached to this report, your Committee is in accord with the intent and purpose of H.B. No. 1066, as amended herein, and recommends that it pass Second Reading in the form attached hereto as H.B. No. 1066, H.D. 1, and be referred to your Committee on Judiciary & Hawaiian Affairs.

 

 

Respectfully submitted on behalf of the members of the Committee on Labor & Tourism,

 

 

 

 

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RICHARD H.K. ONISHI, Chair