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STAND. COM. REP. NO.1422

Honolulu, Hawaii

, 2001

RE: S.B. No. 951

S.D. 1

H.D. 1

 

 

Honorable Calvin K.Y. Say

Speaker, House of Representatives

Twenty-First State Legislature

Regular Session of 2001

State of Hawaii

Sir:

Your Committee on Finance, to which was referred S.B. No. 951, S.D. 1, H.D. 1, entitled:

"A BILL FOR AN ACT RELATING TO HATE CRIMES,"

begs leave to report as follows:

The purpose of this bill is to protect Hawaii's citizens from crimes motivated by bigotry and hate by:

(1) Allowing extended terms of imprisonment for perpetrators of hate-motivated crimes; and

(2) Establishing a system to collect, store, disseminate, and analyze hate crime data.

The Hawaii Civil Rights Commission, Civil Unions-Civil Rights Movement, the Anti-Violence Project, and five individuals testified in support of this measure. Opposing this bill were the Department of the Attorney General, the Office of Information Practices, the County of Kauai Police Department, and the City and County of Honolulu Police Department.

As affirmed by the record of votes of the members of your Committee on Finance that is attached to this report, your Committee is in accord with the intent and purpose of S.B. No. 951, S.D. 1, H.D. 1, and recommends that it pass Third Reading.

Respectfully submitted on behalf of the members of the Committee on Finance,

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DWIGHT Y. TAKAMINE, Chair