STAND. COM. REP. NO. 373
RE: S.B. No. 414
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 S.B. No. 414 entitled:
"A BILL FOR AN ACT MAKING AN APPROPRIATION TO THE DEPARTMENT OF THE PROSECUTING ATTORNEY OF THE CITY AND COUNTY OF HONOLULU,"
begs leave to report as follows:
The purpose and intent of this measure is to appropriate funds to the Department of the Prosecuting Attorney of the City and County of Honolulu as a grant-in-aid for the career criminal prosecution unit.
Your Committee received testimony in support of this measure from the Department of the Prosecuting Attorney of the City and County of Honolulu, Office of the Prosecuting Attorney for the County of Hawai‘i, and one individual.
Your Committee finds that a disproportionate number of serious crimes against the public are committed by a relatively small number of multiple and repeat-felony offenders, commonly known as "career criminals". Your Committee further finds that by their nature, career criminal prosecution cases are often labor intensive and require experienced and well-trained deputy prosecutors. This measure appropriates funds to staff the career criminal prosecution unit so that the prosecution of career criminals can be more effectively pursued.
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 S.B. No. 414 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