HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

THE THIRTY-FIRST LEGISLATURE

REGULAR SESSION OF 2022

 

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:

Wednesday, February 2, 2022

TIME:

10:00AM

PLACE:

VIA VIDEOCONFERENCE

Conference Room 430

State Capitol

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A G E N D A

 

HB 1676

Status

RELATING TO DATA COLLECTION.

Requires that the sexual orientation and gender identity of persons processed for crimes be included in the systems of identification.

 

CMV, JHA, FIN

HB 1650

Status

RELATING TO OFFENDER REENTRY.

Appropriates funds for a program named Project Reset which will help prisoners with reentry, rehabilitation, employment, and housing post-sentence.

 

CMV, HHH, FIN

HB 1739

Status

RELATING TO PUBLIC SAFETY.

Clarifies 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.

 

CMV, JHA, FIN

HB 2169

Status

RELATING TO THE 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.

 

CMV, JHA

HB 2309

Status

RELATING TO INCARCERATION.

Appropriates moneys for the development and maintenance of diversion and reentry services and programs by non-profit organizations in the State.

 

CMV, JHA, FIN

HB 1737

Status

RELATING TO OUT-OF-STATE CORRECTIONAL FACILITIES.

Beginning July 1, 2022, requires all new or renewed contract agreements with out-of-state correctional facilities to include provisions modifying the per-diem-per-inmate compensation rate to drop from the full contracted rate to fifty per cent of the contracted rate once the inmate has served the minimum term and requiring all out-of-state facilities to adhere to the same standards of care as in-state facilities, including standards related to segregation of inmates.

 

CMV, JHA, FIN

HB 1738

Status

RELATING TO CONFINEMENT.

Establishes policies and procedures for long-term confinement, disciplinary confinement, and administrative confinement of inmates in the State's correctional facilities.

 

CMV, JHA, FIN

HB 2171

Status

RELATING TO PUBLIC SAFETY.

Establishes a Department of Law Enforcement to consolidate and administer criminal law enforcement and investigations functions of the State effective upon approval and reestablishes the Department of Public Safety as an independent Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation to administer the corrections, rehabilitation, and reentry of the inmate population effective January 1, 2023. Transfers the law enforcement functions of the Department of Public Safety to the Department of Law Enforcement effective January 1, 2023, and the law enforcement functions of the Department of Transportation, the non-statutorily mandated functions of the Investigations Division of the Department of the Attorney General, and the Office of Homeland Security to the Department of Law Enforcement effective July 1, 2023. Appropriates funds to the Department of Law Enforcement and Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation.

 

CMV, JHA, FIN

 

 

 

 

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Rep. Takashi Ohno

Chair