STAND. COM. REP. NO. 1668

 

Honolulu, Hawaii

, 2021

 

RE: S.B. No. 664

S.D. 1

H.D. 2

 

 

 

 

Honorable Scott K. Saiki

Speaker, House of Representatives

Thirty-First State Legislature

Regular Session of 2021

State of Hawaii

 

Sir:

 

Your Committee on Finance, to which was referred S.B. No. 664, S.D. 1, H.D. 1, entitled:

 

"A BILL FOR AN ACT RELATING TO PUBLIC SAFETY,"

 

begs leave to report as follows:

 

The purpose of this measure is to:

 

(1) Require the Department of Public Safety to develop a new Oahu Community Correctional Center; and

 

(2) Appropriate funds for an oversight coordinator position and necessary support staff positions for the Hawaii Correctional System Oversight Commission.

 

Your Committee received testimony in support of this measure from the Department of Accounting and General Services, Hawaii Psychological Association, League of Women Voters, and one individual. Your Committee received testimony in opposition to this measure from the Hawaii Friends of Restorative Justice, American Civil Liberties Union of Hawaii, Foresight/Policy Analysis, Ohana Hoopakele, Community Alliance on Prisons, and numerous individuals. Your Committee received comments on this measure from the Department of Public Safety; Office of Hawaiian Affairs; Office of the Public Defender; United Public Workers, AFSCME Local 646, AFL-CIO; and one individual.

 

Your Committee has amended this measure by:

 

(1) Removing the provisions that require the Department of Public Safety to develop a new Oahu Community Correctional Center; and

 

(2) Making technical, nonsubstantive amendments for the purposes of clarity, consistency, and style.

 

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. 664, S.D. 1, H.D. 1, as amended herein, and recommends that it pass Third Reading in the form attached hereto as S.B. No. 664, S.D. 1, H.D. 2.

 

 

Respectfully submitted on behalf of the members of the Committee on Finance,

 

 

 

 

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SYLVIA LUKE, Chair