HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

H.B. NO.

2333

TWENTY-SEVENTH LEGISLATURE, 2014

H.D. 1

STATE OF HAWAII

 

 

 

 

 

 

A BILL FOR AN ACT

 

 

RELATING TO THE STATEWIDE INTEGRATED SEX OFFENDER TREATMENT PROGRAM.

 

 

BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF HAWAII:

 


     SECTION 1.  Section 353E-1, Hawaii Revised Statutes, is amended to read as follows:

     "[[]§353E-1[]]  Sex offender treatment; statewide program established.  There is established a statewide, integrated program for the treatment of adult sex offenders in the custody of the State to be implemented on a cooperative basis by the department of public safety, the judiciary, and the Hawaii paroling authority, and any other agency that may be assigned sex offender oversight responsibilities.  The agencies shall:

     (1)  Develop and continually update, as necessary, a comprehensive statewide master plan for the assessment, evaluation, treatment, and supervision of sex offenders that provides for a continuum of programs under a [uniform treatment] best practices philosophy;

     (2)  Develop and implement a statewide, integrated system of sex offender assessment, evaluation, treatment, and supervision services and programs that reflect the goals and objectives of the master plan;

     (3)  Identify all offenders in their custody who would benefit from sex offender treatment;

     (4)  Work cooperatively to monitor and evaluate the development and implementation of sex offender treatment programs and services;

     (5)  Develop appropriate training and education programs for public and private providers of sex offender treatment, assessment, evaluation, and supervision services;

     (6)  Conduct research and compile relevant data on sex offenders;

     (7)  Work cooperatively to develop a statewide management information system for sex offender treatment;

     (8)  Make every effort to secure grant funds for research, program development, training, and public education in the area of sex assault prevention;

     (9)  Network with public and private agencies that come into contact with sex offenders to keep abreast of issues that impact [on,] and increase community awareness regarding[,] the statewide sex offender treatment program;

    (10)  As far as practicable, share information and pool resources to carry out responsibilities under this chapter; [and]

    (11)  Coordinate their funding requests for sex offender

treatment programs to deter competition for resources that might result in an imbalance in program development that is detrimental to the master plan treatment concept[.]; and

    (12)  Develop and implement standards and guidelines for the assessment, evaluation, treatment, and supervision of sex offenders."

     SECTION 2.  Section 353E-2, Hawaii Revised Statutes, is amended to read as follows:

     "§353E-2  Interagency coordination.  (a)  To carry out their responsibilities under section 353E-1, the department of public safety, Hawaii paroling authority, judiciary, department of health, department of human services, and any other agency assigned sex offender oversight responsibilities by law or administrative order, shall establish, by an interagency cooperative agreement, a coordinating body, to be known as the sex offender management team, to oversee the development and implementation of sex offender treatment programs in the State [to ensure compliance with the intent of the master plan developed under] consistent with section 353E-1(1).  The interagency cooperative agreement shall set forth the role of the [coordinating body] sex offender management team and the responsibilities of each agency that is a party to the agreement.

     (b)  The department of public safety shall be the lead agency for the statewide sex offender treatment program.  As the lead agency, the department shall act as facilitator of the [coordinating body] sex offender management team by providing administrative support to the [coordinating body.] management team.

     (c)  Notwithstanding any other provision to the contrary, for purposes of sex offender treatment and community supervision, any agency that is part of the interagency cooperative agreement shall provide, upon the request of any other participating agency, all relevant criminal, parole, medical, psychological, or mental health records of any offender receiving supervision or treatment while under custody of the State.  Records received by a participating agency under this section shall be confidential and shall be disclosed by the receiving agency only for the purposes and under the circumstances expressly authorized by this section.  Any agency providing records under this section shall document the disclosures made under this section, including the name of the agency to which the record is disclosed, the title of the record disclosed, and the date of disclosure.

     (d)  Notwithstanding any provision to the contrary, the statewide integrated sex offender treatment program established by this chapter shall not be subject to the requirements of part I of chapter 92."

     SECTION 3.  Statutory material to be repealed is bracketed and stricken.  New statutory material is underscored.

     SECTION 4.  This Act shall take effect upon its approval.


 


 

Report Title:

Statewide Integrated Sex Offender Treatment Program

 

Description:

Requires the Statewide Integrated Sex Offender Treatment Program to include nationally recognized best practices for the treatment of sex offenders, identifies the Program's coordinating body as the "Sex Offender Management Team", and exempts the Program from the meeting requirements of the State's public agency meetings and records law.  (HB2333 HD1)

 

 

 

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