HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES
THIRTY-FIRST LEGISLATURE, 2022
STATE OF HAWAII
A BILL FOR AN ACT
RELATING TO THE COMPREHENSIVE OFFENDER REENTRY SYSTEM.
BE IT ENACTED
BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF HAWAII:
SECTION 1. Section 353H-32, Hawaii Revised Statutes, is amended to read as follows:
"§353H-32 Offender reentry; identification documents. (a) The department, in collaboration
with the department of transportation and the examiner of drivers of each county,
shall inform inmates that departmental assistance is available to obtain civil identification
cards, in accordance with part XVI of chapter 286, and upon request shall [
civil identification cards to] assist inmates who have one year or less
prior to the inmate's parole or release date remaining on their prison sentence[ .]
in obtaining a civil identification card.
(b) The department, in collaboration with appropriate
federal, state, and county agencies, shall also inform inmates of the availability
of departmental assistance to obtain the inmate's birth certificate, social security
card, and any other relevant identification documents necessary for the inmate to
transition into the workforce, access social services, secure or verify applicable
medicaid eligibility, and secure housing, and upon request shall assist the inmates
who have one year or less prior to the inmate's parole or release date.
For an inmate released to work furlough,
extended furlough, or community placement programs, the department of public safety
shall initiate the process of assisting the inmate pursuant to subsections (a) and
(b) at least ninety days prior to the inmate being released[
that the inmate requests assistance after being notified that assistance is available."
SECTION 2. Statutory material to be repealed is bracketed and stricken. New statutory material is underscored.
SECTION 3. This Act shall take effect upon its approval.
Comprehensive Offender Reentry System.
Amends section 353H-32, Hawaii Revised Statutes, to clarify that the Department of Public Safety's role is to work with the Department of Transportation and county Examiners of Drivers to assist inmates in procuring civil identification necessary to transition into the workforce, access social services, and secure housing, rather that issue civil identification cards.
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