STAND. COM. REP. NO. 1668
RE: S.B. No. 664
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. 664, S.D. 1, H.D. 1, entitled:
"A BILL FOR AN ACT RELATING TO PUBLIC SAFETY,"
begs leave to report as follows:
(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, Hawai‘i Psychological Association, League of Women Voters, and one individual. Your Committee received testimony in opposition to this measure from the Hawai‘i Friends of Restorative Justice, American Civil Liberties Union of Hawai‘i, Foresight/Policy Analysis, Ohana Ho‘opakele, 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,
SYLVIA LUKE, Chair