STAND. COM. REP. NO. 565

 

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 Judiciary & Hawaiian Affairs, to which was referred H.B. No. 1066, H.D. 1, 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 or contractors 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 (University) is responsible for ensuring the safety and security of facilities and persons on its campuses. The University utilizes university security officers, who are civil service employees recruited by the Department of Human Resources Development. The University has entered into a delegation agreement with the Department of Human Resources Development for the University to perform all tasks associated with recruiting, selecting, and hiring university security officers, except for the task of completing criminal history record checks. This measure will statutorily enable the Department of Human Resources Development to also delegate to the University the authority to conduct criminal history record checks, thereby allowing the University to perform all aspects of the university security officer recruitment process more efficiently.

 

As affirmed by the record of votes of the members of your Committee on Judiciary & Hawaiian Affairs that is attached to this report, your Committee is in accord with the intent and purpose of H.B. No. 1066, H.D. 1, and recommends that it be referred to your Committee on Finance.

 

 

Respectfully submitted on behalf of the members of the Committee on Judiciary & Hawaiian Affairs,

 

 

 

 

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MARK M. NAKASHIMA, Chair