STAND. COM. REP. NO. 771
RE: H.B. No. 784
Honorable Scott K. Saiki
Speaker, House of Representatives
Thirty-First State Legislature
Regular Session of 2021
State of Hawaii
Your Committee on Judiciary & Hawaiian Affairs, to which was referred H.B. No. 784 entitled:
"A BILL FOR AN ACT RELATING TO TRESPASS,"
begs leave to report as follows:
The purpose of this measure is to clarify that when trespass involves public land, all law enforcement officers shall enforce trespass laws, without regard to whether the land is owned by the State or a county.
Your Committee received testimony in support of this measure from the Department of Public Safety. Your Committee received testimony in opposition to this measure from Ka Lāhui Hawai‘i Kōmike Kalai‘āina and three individuals.
Your Committee finds that the Department of Public Safety's Law Enforcement Division currently conducts and assists in joint trespass operations with local law enforcement. This measure will make clear that all law enforcement officers shall enforce trespass laws on public land regardless of who owns the property.
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. 784 and recommends that it pass Second Reading and be placed on the calendar for Third Reading.
Respectfully submitted on behalf of the members of the Committee on Judiciary & Hawaiian Affairs,
MARK M. NAKASHIMA, Chair