STAND. COM. REP. NO.  920-20


Honolulu, Hawaii

                , 2020


RE:   H.B. No. 1901





Honorable Scott K. Saiki

Speaker, House of Representatives

Thirtieth State Legislature

Regular Session of 2020

State of Hawaii




     Your Committee on Judiciary, to which was referred H.B. No. 1901 entitled:




begs leave to report as follows:


     The purpose of this measure is to clarify that the comprehensive offender reentry system provides programs and services that result in the timely release of inmates on parole when the minimum term, rather than the maximum term, has been served by the inmate.


     Your Committee received testimony in support of this measure from the Office of Hawaiian Affairs, Community Alliance on Prisons, and five individuals.


     Your Committee finds that last legislative session, the Legislature passed Act 179, Session Laws of Hawaii 2019 (Act 179), which codified recommendations of the Criminal Pretrial Task Force.  When Act 179 was enacted, it inadvertently referred to the comprehensive offender reentry system providing a pathway to the timely release of inmates on parole when their maximum term had been served.  This measure will correct that reference to a minimum term, as originally intended by the Legislature.


     As affirmed by the record of votes of the members of your Committee on Judiciary that is attached to this report, your Committee is in accord with the intent and purpose of H.B. No. 1901 and recommends that it pass Third Reading.


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