STAND. COM. REP. NO. 75

 

Honolulu, Hawaii

, 2023

 

RE: H.B. No. 121

H.D. 1

 

 

 

 

Honorable Scott K. Saiki

Speaker, House of Representatives

Thirty-Second State Legislature

Regular Session of 2023

State of Hawaii

 

Sir:

 

Your Committee on Judiciary & Hawaiian Affairs, to which was referred H.B. No. 121 entitled:

 

"A BILL FOR AN ACT MAKING AN APPROPRIATION TO THE DEPARTMENT OF THE PROSECUTING ATTORNEY OF THE CITY AND COUNTY OF HONOLULU,"

 

begs leave to report as follows:

 

The purpose of this measure is to appropriate funds to the Department of the Prosecuting Attorney of the City and County of Honolulu for the Career Criminal Prosecution Unit.

 

Your Committee received testimony in support of this measure from the Department of the Attorney General, Office of the Prosecuting Attorney of the County of Hawaii, Community Advocacy Research Education Services, and one individual. Your Committee received testimony in opposition to this measure from one individual.

 

Your Committee finds that the Career Criminal Prosecution Unit was created because a disproportionate amount of serious crimes are committed against the public by a relatively small number of individuals who are multiple and repeat felony offenders. This measure will help support the prosecution of these career criminals.

 

Your Committee has amended this measure by changing the effective date to June 30, 3000, to encourage further discussion.

 

Your Committee respectfully requests your Committee on Finance, should it deliberate on this measure, to consider appropriating $708,806.

 

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. 121, as amended herein, and recommends that it pass Second Reading in the form attached hereto as H.B. No. 121, H.D. 1, and be referred to your Committee on Finance.

 

 

Respectfully submitted on behalf of the members of the Committee on Judiciary & Hawaiian Affairs,

 

 

 

 

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DAVID A. TARNAS, Chair