4 Good Bills in House Public Safety on Thurs. 3/19

ACTION ALERTUPCOMING HEARINGS THIS WEEK – 4 on THURSDAY 3.19 & 2 on FRIDAY 3.20

The session really excelerates from this point on. The House Public Safety Committee has scheduled a hearing onTHURSDAY,MARCH 19th for 4 bills: concurrent sentencing; reentry commission; data on children of incarcerated parents; JRI bill re pretrial risk assessments.

SB 213 SD2    CONCURRENT SENTENCING
http://www.capitol.hawaii.gov/session2015/bills/SB213_SD2_.pd

Requires the department of public safety to send written notice to defendants with terms of imprisonment imposed prior to June 18, 2008, to notify these defendants that the department may recalculate their multiple terms of imprisonment and their right to petition the court for clarification or correction when there is good cause. Effective 01/07/2059. (SD2)

CAP POSITION: SUPPORT WITH AMENDMENT CAP AMENDMENT: Notification to incarcerated persons should be by mail at least 6 months in advance AND written notice shall also be posted at all facilities for at least 2 months.

To SUPPORT, go to www.capitol.hawaii.gov, sign in and go to: http://www.capitol.hawaii.gov/submittestimony.aspx?billtype=SB&billnumber=213

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SB 564 SD1    EXTENDING THE REENTRY COMMISSION TO 2019
http://www.capitol.hawaii.gov/session2015/bills/SB564_SD1_.pdf

Extends the reentry commission expiration date to December 1, 2019. (SD1)

CAP POSITION: SUPPORT

To SUPPORT, go to www.capitol.hawaii.gov, sign in and go to: http://www.capitol.hawaii.gov/submittestimony.aspx?billtype=SB&billnumber=564

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SB 913 SD1    DATA COLLECTION – CHILDREN OF INCARCERATED PARENTS
http://www.capitol.hawaii.gov/session2015/bills/SB913_SD1_.pdf

Requires the department of public safety to collect data relating to the number of incoming offenders into the state correctional system who are parents, the number of children they have that are under the age of eighteen, and any other information that the department of public safety deems useful to facilitate services to incarcerated parents or their children.

CAP POSITION: SUPPORT

To SUPPORT, go to www.capitol.hawaii.gov, sign in and go to: http://www.capitol.hawaii.gov/submittestimony.aspx?billtype=SB&billnumber=913

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SB 1331 SD2  JRI – RISK ASSESSMENTS, BAIL
http://www.capitol.hawaii.gov/session2015/bills/SB1331_SD2_.pdf

GOOD BILL – PART OF JUSTICE REINVESTMENT: The SD2  (1) blanks  the number of working days within which pretrialrisk assessments, pretrial bail  reports, and arraignments must be completed after an arrest;(2)  blanks the number of days within which intake service centers must interview lay sponsors; (3)  Inserts  a “defective” date of January 7, 2059 (to keep the bill moving).

CAP POSITION: SUPPORT

To SUPPORT, go to www.capitol.hawaii.gov, sign in and go to: http://www.capitol.hawaii.gov/submittestimony.aspx?billtype=SB&billnumber=1331

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