HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

THE THIRTY-FIRST LEGISLATURE

REGULAR SESSION OF 2021

 

COMMITTEE ON CORRECTIONS, MILITARY, & VETERANS

Rep. Takashi Ohno, Chair

Rep. Sonny Ganaden, Vice Chair

 

Rep. Patrick Pihana Branco

Rep. Dee Morikawa

Rep. Bertrand Kobayashi

Rep. David A. Tarnas

Rep. Sam Satoru Kong

Rep. Bob McDermott

 

 

NOTICE OF HEARING

 

DATE:

Friday, February 5, 2021

TIME:

10:00 a.m.

PLACE:

VIA VIDEOCONFERENCE

Conference Room 430

State Capitol

415 South Beretania Street

 

 

 

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A G E N D A

 

HB 835

Status

RELATING TO THE NATIONAL GUARD YOUTH CHALLENGE ACADEMY.

Appropriates funds to support the ongoing operations of the Hawaii national guard youth challenge program.

 

CMV, FIN

HB 1292

Status

RELATING TO HAWAII NATIONAL GUARD RETIREMENT BENEFITS.

Requires the board of trustees of the employees' retirement system to conduct a study to determine and provide retirement benefits for Hawaii national guard members who are activated under state active duty orders and Hawaii national guard members who are retired, and submit findings and recommendations to the legislature prior to the regular session of 2022. Appropriates funds.

 

CMV, LAT, FIN

HB 1352

Status

RELATING TO SURPLUS MILITARY LAND.

Establishes a surplus military land task force to plan for the remediation and restoration of, and alternative uses for, lands currently under federal ownership and control that are anticipated to be returned to the State.

 

CMV, WAL, FIN

HB 398

Status

RELATING TO INMATES.

Clarifies that the department of public safety retains custody of and jurisdiction over any Hawaii inmate who has been transferred to and is incarcerated at a correctional institution located outside of the State. Provides that the department of public safety may transfer any Hawaii inmate who was transferred to an out-of-state institution back to the State at any time and for any reason. Requires Hawaii inmates incarcerated outside of the State to be afforded all rights and privileges available to inmates incarcerated at correctional institutions located within the State.

 

CMV, JHA, FIN

HB 621

Status

RELATING TO THE OAHU COMMUNITY CORRECTIONAL CENTER SITE.

Establishes the Oahu community correctional center site redevelopment working group to bring together state and county agencies, private entities, and the broader Kalihi community to examine how to best utilize the Oahu community correctional center site and the surrounding area after the correctional center is relocated to a new location and identify, work through, and recommend solutions to issues relating to the redevelopment.

 

CMV, JHA, FIN

HB 1080

Status

RELATING TO THE PHASEOUT OF PRIVATE CORRECTIONAL FACILITIES.

Requires the State to phase out the use of private correctional facilities to incarcerate Hawaii inmates. Prohibits the construction of new correctional facilities or the expansion of existing correctional facilities without the approval of the Hawaii correctional system oversight commission.

 

CMV, JHA, FIN

HB 1082

Status

RELATING TO CORRECTIONAL FACILITIES.

Establishes a moratorium on the construction of any new correctional facilities in the State on or after 7/1/2021, including the planned construction of a new facility to replace the existing Oahu community correctional center. Prohibits the construction of new correctional facilities or the expansion of existing correctional facilities without the approval of the Hawaii correctional system oversight commission.

 

CMV, JHA, FIN

HB 1110

Status

RELATING TO THE HAWAII CORRECTIONAL SYSTEM OVERSIGHT COMMISSION.

Appropriates funds for an oversight coordinator position and necessary staff support positions for the Hawaii correctional system oversight commission.

 

CMV, JHA, FIN

HB 1389

Status

RELATING TO THE HAWAII CORRECTIONAL SYSTEM OVERSIGHT COMMISSION.

Transfers the administrative attachment of the Hawaii correctional system oversight commission from the department of the attorney general to the department of human services.

 

CMV, JHA, FIN

 

DECISION MAKING TO FOLLOW

 

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Rep. Takashi Ohno

Chair