STAND. COM. REP. NO. 872
RE: H.B. No. 1131
Honorable Scott K. Saiki
Speaker, House of Representatives
Thirty-Second State Legislature
Regular Session of 2023
State of Hawaii
Your Committee on Finance, to which was referred H.B. No. 1131, H.D. 1, entitled:
"A BILL FOR AN ACT RELATING TO GENDER PARITY IN PROGRAMS FOR INCARCERATED WOMEN,"
begs leave to report as follows:
The purpose of this measure is to require and appropriate funds for the University of Hawaii to conduct a comparative study of all programming offered to individuals incarcerated at correctional facilities in the State to identify gaps in programming offered to female inmates.
Your Committee received testimony in support of this measure from the Department of Public Safety, Rainbow Family 808, Hawai‘i Women Lawyers, Women's Prison Project, Stonewall Caucus of the Democratic Party of Hawaii, and one individual. Your Committee received comments on this measure from the University of Hawai‘i System.
As affirmed by the record of votes of the members of your Committee on Finance that is attached to this report, your Committee is in accord with the intent and purpose of H.B. No. 1131, H.D. 1, and recommends that it pass Third Reading.
Respectfully submitted on behalf of the members of the Committee on Finance,
KYLE T. YAMASHITA, Chair