STAND. COM. REP. NO. 1677
RE: S.B. No. 386
Honorable Scott K. Saiki
Speaker, House of Representatives
Thirty-First State Legislature
Regular Session of 2021
State of Hawaii
Your Committee on Finance, to which was referred S.B. No. 386, S.D. 1, H.D. 2, entitled:
"A BILL FOR AN ACT RELATING TO THE DETENTION OF A MINOR IN AN ADULT JAIL OR LOCKUP,"
begs leave to report as follows:
(1) A family court to make findings, after a hearing and in writing, before a minor can be transferred to an adult jail or lockup or be permitted sight or sound contact with adult offenders, subject to certain circumstances; and
(2) The circuit court to commit all convicted offenders under eighteen years of age to Hawaii youth correctional facilities in cases where the court deems the sentence more suitable.
Your Committee received testimony in support of this measure from the Judiciary, Office of Hawaiian Affairs, and Office of Youth Services. Your Committee received comments on this measure from the Department of Human Services, Department of Public Safety, and Office of the Public Defender.
As affirmed by the record of votes of the members of your Committee on Finance that is attached to this report, your Committee is in accord with the intent and purpose of S.B. No. 386, S.D. 1, H.D. 2, and recommends that it pass Third Reading.
Respectfully submitted on behalf of the members of the Committee on Finance,
SYLVIA LUKE, Chair