STAND. COM. REP. NO. 1719
RE: S.B. No. 413
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 S.B. No. 413, S.D. 1, entitled:
"A BILL FOR AN ACT RELATING TO VIOLATION OF PRIVACY,"
begs leave to report as follows:
The purpose of this measure is to exclude the offense of violation of privacy in the first degree, and certain subsections of violation of privacy in the second degree, from qualifying for deferred acceptance of a guilty plea or nolo contendere plea.
Your Committee received testimony in support of this measure from the Department of the Prosecuting Attorney of the City and County of Honolulu and Honolulu Police Department. Your Committee received testimony in opposition to this measure from the Office of the Public Defender.
Your Committee finds that due to the serious nature of certain privacy violations involving other people's intimate activities, private communications, or intimate areas of the body, without consent, offenders should not be eligible for deferred pleas.
Your Committee has amended this measure by changing the effective date to July 1, 3021, to encourage further discussion.
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 S.B. No. 413, S.D. 1, as amended herein, and recommends that it pass Second Reading in the form attached hereto as S.B. No. 413, S.D. 1, 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