STAND. COM. REP. NO. 873
RE: H.B. No. 1132
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. 1132, H.D. 1, entitled:
"A BILL FOR AN ACT RELATING TO THE HAWAII CORRECTIONAL SYSTEM OVERSIGHT COMMISSION,"
begs leave to report as follows:
(1) Extend the term of the Oversight Coordinator for the Hawaii Correctional System Oversight Commission from two years to six years;
(2) Require the Commission to publish a summary of an investigation and any action taken by the Commission in response;
(3) Authorize the Commission to hold a meeting closed to the public to discuss with the Oversight Coordinator a complaint investigated when necessary to maintain confidentiality, under certain conditions; and
(4) Broaden the Oversight Coordinator's power to make inquiries, obtain information, and inspect the premises of agencies and correctional facilities.
Your Committee received testimony in support of this measure from the Hawaii Correctional System Oversight Commission, Community Alliance on Prisons, and four individuals. Your Committee received comments on this measure from the Department of Public Safety and Hawaii Paroling Authority.
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. 1132, 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