STAND. COM. REP. NO. 994
RE: S.B. No. 1220
Honorable Scott K. Saiki
Speaker, House of Representatives
Thirty-First State Legislature
Regular Session of 2021
State of Hawaii
Your Committee on Labor & Tourism, to which was referred S.B. No. 1220, S.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 whose positions or duties are related to public safety.
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.
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 S.B. No. 1220, S.D. 1, and recommends that it pass Second Reading and be referred to your Committee on Judiciary & Hawaiian Affairs.
Respectfully submitted on behalf of the members of the Committee on Labor & Tourism,
RICHARD H.K. ONISHI, Chair