STAND. COM. REP. NO. 1735
RE: H.C.R. No. 22
Honorable Scott K. Saiki
Speaker, House of Representatives
Thirty-Second State Legislature
Regular Session of 2023
State of Hawaii
Your Committee on Tourism, to which was referred H.C.R. No. 22 entitled:
"HOUSE CONCURRENT RESOLUTION URGING THE CITY AND COUNTY OF HONOLULU AND HONOLULU POLICE DEPARTMENT TO INCREASE POLICE PRESENCE IN HALEIWA DUE TO AN INCREASE IN HOMELESS INDIVIDUALS AND CRIME IN THE AREA,"
begs leave to report as follows:
The purpose of this measure is to urge the City and County of Honolulu and Honolulu Police Department to increase police presence in Haleiwa due to an increase in homeless individuals and crime in the area.
Your Committee finds that there has been an increase in criminal activity in Haleiwa, particularly because of the high number of visitors to the area who are often victims of theft and other crimes. Your Committee further finds that there is also a growing concern about violent crimes committed by unsheltered individuals in Haleiwa. Your Committee believes that an increase in law enforcement presence in Haleiwa would help deter crime and increase safety in the area for visitors and residents.
As affirmed by the record of votes of the members of your Committee on Tourism that is attached to this report, your Committee concurs with the intent and purpose of H.C.R. No. 22 and recommends its adoption.
Respectfully submitted on behalf of the members of the Committee on Tourism,
SEAN QUINLAN, Chair