HI SB1540 | 2019 | Regular Session


Spectrum: Partisan Bill (Democrat 5-0)
Status: Introduced on January 24 2019 - 25% progression, died in committee
Action: 2019-02-15 - Report adopted; Passed Second Reading, as amended (SD 1) and referred to JDC.
Pending: Senate Judiciary Committee
Text: Latest bill text (Amended) [HTML]


Requires intake service centers to conduct pretrial risk assessments and prepare bail reports within two, instead of three, working days. Requires bail reports to include a complete copy of the pretrial risk assessment, including, among other requirements, a written explanation of administrative scoring overrides. Requires the pretrial risk assessment to include the defendant's financial circumstances and risk of violence or harm to any person and the general public. Requires the pretrial risk assessment tool and procedures to be reviewed every five years and the review findings publicly reported. Clarifies which research entities may receive a copy of the pretrial bail report. (SD1)

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Relating To Corrections.



2019-02-15SenateReport adopted; Passed Second Reading, as amended (SD 1) and referred to JDC.
2019-02-15SenateReported from PSM (Stand. Com. Rep. No. 438) with recommendation of passage on Second Reading, as amended (SD 1) and referral to JDC.
2019-02-05SenateThe committee(s) on PSM recommend(s) that the measure be PASSED, WITH AMENDMENTS. The votes in PSM were as follows: 5 Aye(s): Senator(s) Nishihara, Wakai, Baker, Harimoto, Fevella; Aye(s) with reservations: none ; 0 No(es): none; and 0 Excused: none.
2019-02-01SenateThe committee(s) on PSM has scheduled a public hearing on 02-05-19 1:15PM in conference room 229.
2019-01-28SenateReferred to PSM, JDC.
2019-01-28SenatePassed First Reading.


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