CAP Watch Hearing Results

From Kat:

Some bills were heard the last week or so, however, I didn’t have time to get action alerts out.

CAP is only going to ask for testimony on big bills so as to not burn you out. I will be testifying for CAP on a number of bills and will send out notices for all bills pertaining to CAP but ask for testimony only on some of them. Of course, if you would like to weigh in on any of the bills, please feel free to do so!

Right now, I want you to know what happened at hearings thus far…

SB 60 SD1             RELATING TO VICTIMS OF CRIMES.                          JDL
http://www.capitol.hawaii.gov/session2014/bills/SB60_SD1_.pdf
Requires victims of crimes and surviving immediate family members to be notified of their right to participate in the restorative justice process. Effective on 07/01/50. (SD1)                                                       

CAP Testimony here.  

Testimony here.             

JUD Decision:        PASSED with Amendments (HD1)    (amendments not posted yet)

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HB 255 HD1        COMPASSIONATE RELEASE          PBS, JUD, FIN

Requires the department of public safety to establish a three-year medical release pilot project. Effective 7/1/50.

CAP Testimony here

Testimony here

JUD Decision:        NO DECISION YET…WILL NEED LOTS OF TESTIMONY FOR FIN

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SB 2609                 RELATING TO MINIMUM WAGE.              JDL, WAM
http://www.capitol.hawaii.gov/session2014/bills/SB2609_.pdf
Increases minimum wage rate to $8.20 per hour beginning on 01/01/15, $9.15 per hour beginning on01/01/16, and $10.10 per hour beginning on 01/01/17. Repeals the tip credit. Authorizes the department of labor and industrial relations to adjust the minimum hourly wage to the nearest 5 cents based on the Honolulu region consumer price index beginning on 09/30/17 and on September 30 of each year thereafter to take effect on the following Jan, 1.

 CAP Testimony here.

Testimony here, Late testimony here:             

JDL Decision:         PASSED, UNAMENDED.

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SB 2307                 RELATING TO CORRECTIONS.      , WAM
http://www.capitol.hawaii.gov/session2014/bills/SB2307_.pdf
Requires a parole hearing and validated risk assessment for prisoners who have not been released upon completion of a set minimum term or received an earlier release date. Permits supervised release on parole   eighteen months prior to the expiration of the maximum term for class A felonies, twelve months prior to the expiration of the maximum term for class B felonies, and six months prior to the expiration of the maximum term for class C felonies. Permits the paroling authority to deny supervised parole prior to the expiration of a maximum sentence for certain offenders.                    

CAP Testimony here

Testimony here

PSM Decision:       PASSED, UNAMENDED.

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SB 2884                 RELATING TO PAROLE.   PSM, WAM
http://www.capitol.hawaii.gov/session2014/bills/SB2884_.pdf
Specifies that funds for discharged persons be subject to legislative appropriation. Clarifies circumstances under which the paroling authority may grant early discharges. Provides discretion to the paroling authority with respect to initial pardon consideration as it relates to paroled prisoners.

CAP Testimony here

Testimony here, Late testimony here.

PSM Decision:       PASSED, UNAMENDED.

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SB 2309                 RELATING TO PUBLIC SAFETY.    PSM,WAM
http://www.capitol.hawaii.gov/session2014/bills/SB2309_.pdf
Makes an appropriation to the department of public safety for the establishment and implementation of a re-entry facility for criminal offenders, which will include residential and day reporting programs.

CAP Testimony here.  

Testimony here, Late testimony here

PSM Decision:       PASSED with Technical Amendments (SD1)

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SB 2592                 RELATING TO PUBLIC SAFETY.    PSM, WAM
http://www.capitol.hawaii.gov/session2014/bills/SB2592_.pdf
Authorizes the establishment of a diversion and reentry pilot project. Appropriates funds. Repeals July 1, 2016.

CAP Testimony here

Testimony here, Late testimony here

PSM Decision:       PASSED, UNAMENDED.

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HB 2363                RELATING TO PUBLIC SAFETY.    PBS, JUD
http://www.capitol.hawaii.gov/session2014/bills/HB2363_.pdf
Provides systematic diversion and reentry programming for low-risk drug offenders by establishing the Diversion and Reentry Pilot Project for Low-risk Drug Offenders. Effective 7.1.14 and repealed on6.30.16.

CAP Testimony here

Testimony here

PBS Decision:        NO DECISION YET. CHAIR WORKING ON LANGUAGE.

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