STAND. COM. REP. NO. 787
RE: H.B. No. 1039
Honorable Scott K. Saiki
Speaker, House of Representatives
Thirty-Second State Legislature
Regular Session of 2023
State of Hawaii
Your Committee on Judiciary & Hawaiian Affairs, to which was referred H.B. No. 1039 entitled:
"A BILL FOR AN ACT RELATING TO ACT 278, SESSION LAWS OF HAWAII 2022,"
begs leave to report as follows:
(1) Specify that the Statewide Law Enforcement Training Complex will be located at the First Responder Technology Campus, rather than the Mililani Technology Park;
(2) Transfer the responsibility and management of certain private security contracts from the Department of Law Enforcement to the Department of Health, Department of Human Services, and Department of Defense, for their respective facilities;
(3) Modify the transfer of the personnel and functions of the Department of the Attorney General to the Department of Law Enforcement;
(4) Clarify that the Attorney General's status as the Chief Legal and Law Enforcement Officer of the State is not amended or abrogated by Act 278, Session Laws of Hawaii 2022; and
(5) Make certain clarifying amendments.
Your Committee received testimony in support of this measure from the Department of the Attorney General, Department of Law Enforcement, Department of Human Services, and Hawai‘i Office of Homeland Security.
Your Committee finds that Act 278, Session Laws of Hawaii 2022, established the Department of Law Enforcement to consolidate and administer various criminal law enforcement and investigative functions of the State. This measure makes several clarifying amendments to ensure that the proper responsibilities, personnel, and functions are transferred to the Department of Law Enforcement before it becomes fully operational on January 1, 2024.
Your Committee has amended this measure by:
(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 H.B. No. 1039, as amended herein, and recommends that it pass Second Reading in the form attached hereto as H.B. No. 1039, H.D. 1, and be placed on the calendar for Third Reading.
Respectfully submitted on behalf of the members of the Committee on Judiciary & Hawaiian Affairs,
DAVID A. TARNAS, Chair