STAND. COM. REP. NO. 1061
RE: H.B. No. 835
Honorable Ronald D. Kouchi
President of the Senate
Thirty-First State Legislature
Regular Session of 2021
State of Hawaii
Your Committee on Public Safety, Intergovernmental, and Military Affairs, to which was referred H.B. No. 835, H.D. 2, entitled:
"A BILL FOR AN ACT RELATING TO THE NATIONAL GUARD YOUTH CHALLENGE ACADEMY,"
begs leave to report as follows:
The purpose and intent of this measure is to appropriate funds to support the ongoing operations of the Hawaii national guard youth challenge program.
Your Committee received testimony in support of this measure from the Judiciary, County of Hawai‘i Office of the Prosecuting Attorney, and three individuals. Your Committee received comments on this measure from one individual.
Your Committee finds that the Hawaii national guard youth challenge program is a community-based program that provides and teaches life changing structure, education, values, and skills for "at promise" youth throughout the State. The Hawaii national guard youth challenge program provides the necessary services to divert "at promise" youth from the juvenile justice system and serves as a much-needed alternative to detention. This measure appropriates funds to support this essential program.
As affirmed by the record of votes of the members of your Committee on Public Safety, Intergovernmental, and Military Affairs that is attached to this report, your Committee is in accord with the intent and purpose of H.B. No. 835, H.D. 2, and recommends that it pass Second Reading and be referred to your Committee on Ways and Means.
Respectfully submitted on behalf of the members of the Committee on Public Safety, Intergovernmental, and Military Affairs,
CLARENCE K. NISHIHARA, Chair