STAND. COM. REP. NO. 1923-22

 

Honolulu, Hawaii

, 2022

 

RE: S.B. No. 2091

S.D. 1

H.D. 2

 

 

 

 

Honorable Scott K. Saiki

Speaker, House of Representatives

Thirty-First State Legislature

Regular Session of 2022

State of Hawaii

 

Sir:

 

Your Committee on Judiciary & Hawaiian Affairs, to which was referred S.B. No. 2091, S.D. 1, H.D. 1, entitled:

 

"A BILL FOR AN ACT RELATING TO EXECUTIVE PARDONS,"

 

begs leave to report as follows:

 

The purpose of this measure is to establish a comprehensive application process for executive pardons.

 

Your Committee received testimony in support of this measure from the Crime Victim Compensation Commission, Department of the Prosecuting Attorney of the County of Maui, Department of the Prosecuting Attorney of the City and County of Honolulu, Office of the Prosecuting Attorney of the County of Hawaii, Mothers Against Drunk Driving Hawaii Advisory Board, Hawaii State Coalition Against Domestic Violence, Statewide Automated Victim Notification System Governance Committee, The Sex Abuse Treatment Center, and five individuals. Your Committee received testimony in opposition to this measure from the Hawaii Paroling Authority, American Civil Liberties Union of Hawaii, and one individual. Your Committee received comments on this measure from the Department of Public Safety.

 

Your Committee finds that county prosecutors and crime victims in Hawaii do not receive advance notice of applications for executive pardons. Your Committee further finds that this measure will allow prosecutors and victims to provide input for the Governor's consideration.

 

Your Committee has amended this measure by:

 

(1) Specifying that the Hawaii Paroling Authority shall determine the relevant documents that applicants must submit for investigation to commence; 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 Judiciary & Hawaiian Affairs that is attached to this report, your Committee is in accord with the intent and purpose of S.B. No. 2091, 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. 2091, S.D. 1, H.D. 2.

 

Respectfully submitted on behalf of the members of the Committee on Judiciary & Hawaiian Affairs,

 

 

 

 

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MARK M. NAKASHIMA, Chair