STAND. COM. REP. NO. 353
RE: S.B. No. 222
Honorable Ronald D. Kouchi
President of the Senate
Thirty-Second State Legislature
Regular Session of 2023
State of Hawaii
Your Committee on Ways and Means, to which was referred S.B. No. 222, S.D. 1, 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 and intent of this measure is to appropriate moneys as a grant-in-aid to the Department of the Prosecuting Attorney of the City and County of Honolulu for the career criminal prosecution unit.
Your Committee received written comments in support of this measure from the Department of the Attorney General, Department of the Prosecuting Attorney of the City and County of Honolulu, and Office of the Prosecuting Attorney of the County of Hawaii.
Your Committee finds that a disproportionate number of serious crimes are committed by multiple- and repeat-felony offenders, known colloquially as career criminals. Your Committee believes that the provision of funding for the Department of the Prosecuting Attorney of the City and County of Honolulu's career criminal prosecution unit is necessary to ensure the efficient and effective prosecution of these career criminals.
As affirmed by the record of votes of the members of your Committee on Ways and Means that is attached to this report, your Committee is in accord with the intent and purpose of S.B. No. 222, S.D. 1, and recommends that it pass Third Reading.
Respectfully submitted on behalf of the members of the Committee on Ways and Means,
DONOVAN M. DELA CRUZ, Chair