STAND. COM. REP. NO. 756
RE: H.B. No. 887
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. 887 entitled:
"A BILL FOR AN ACT RELATING TO CRIME,"
begs leave to report as follows:
Your Committee received testimony in support of this measure from the Department of the Attorney General, Department of the Prosecuting Attorney of the City and County of Honolulu, Honolulu Police Department, Ho‘ola Na Pua, and one individual. Your Committee received testimony in opposition to this measure from the Office of the Public Defender.
Your Committee finds that the Hawaii Penal Code does not adequately account for all of the methods and forms of sexual exploitation and human trafficking. This measure will better account for the various forms of sexual exploitation and human trafficking through changes in terminology and closing loopholes that protect culpable individuals.
Your Committee has amended this measure by:
(1) Changing the effective date to July 1, 3021, to encourage further discussion; and
(2) Making technical, nonsubstantive amendments for purposes of clarity, consistency, and style.
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. 887, as amended herein, and recommends that it pass Second Reading in the form attached hereto as H.B. No. 887, H.D. 1, 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