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15 Maui Corrections Officer Positions Included in State Budget Bill

February 19, 2020, 10:49 AM HST
* Updated February 21, 6:06 PM
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The House of Representatives on Tuesday passed HB 2200 HD1, the state operating budget for fiscal biennium 2019-2021.

This measure, also known as the Supplemental Appropriations Act of 2020, includes multiple funding appropriations for Maui including: $18 million for Maui Health Systems; Fifteen Adult Corrections Officer positions for Maui Community Correctional Center; and  $1.4 million and eight positions to establish a medical education and residency support program on Maui.

The measure adjusts amounts appropriated or authorized for Executive Branch agencies and programs in the General Appropriations Act of 2019.

The budget is several million dollars less then Governor David Ige’s request because several items, including homelessness, affordable housing and some education issues, will be funded through separate bills.

Overcrowding at Maui Community Correctional Center.

HB2200 HD1 appropriates:

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General Fund

  • FY2020: 7.962 Billion
  • FY2021: 8.133 Billion 
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All MOF

  • FY2020: 15.564 Billion
  • FY2021: 15.656 Billion 

Department of Agriculture

  • $1,113,400 increase for the Pesticides Division to establish a pesticide disposal program
  • $2,386,316 for Coconut Rhinoceros Beetle and other pest programs

Department of Accounting and General Services

  • $7,764,000 for health and safety repairs to Aloha Stadium 
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Department of the Attorney General

  • $980,000 and 10 positions to establish the complex litigation, fraud and compliance unit
  • $99,000 for one public information officer 

Department of Business, Economic Development, and Tourism

  • $200,000 from the Energy Security Special Fund for the Greenhouse Gas Sequestration Taskforce 

Department of Commerce and Consumer Affairs

  • $2,000,000 for renovations of the King Kalakaua Building
  • $3,500,000 to increase efficiency in the processing of filings for Business Regulation and Securities Regulation
  • $250,000 for the Public Utilities Commission to gain additional expertise on matters relating to major energy dockets
  • $131,860 for one staff attorney position to address increasing consumer fraud and protection cases

Department of Defense

  • Six positions and funds to process FEMA disaster reimbursements
  • $125,000 to pave parking lot of Hawaiʻi State Veterans Cemetery

Department of Education

  • $750,000 for Title IX Phase II training
  • Two positions for the Teacher Mentor Program for entry-level special education teachers
  • $180,000 for two JROTC instructors at Moanalua and Waipahu High Schools

Department of Education – Libraries

  • $1,000,000 for security services
  • $500,000 for repairs and maintenance
  • $250,000 for library books and materials 

Office of the Governor

  • $75,000 in preparation for Washington Place’s 175th Anniversary in 2022

Department of Human Services

  • $155,000 for one IT Enterprise Officer to oversee all of Human Services IT modernization initiatives
  • $950,000 for the Business Process Redesign of the Child Protective Service’s system
  • $76,951 for one program specialist position with additional expenses, for the Commission on the Status of Women

Department of Health

  • $188,559 to upgrade the x-ray system at the Lanakila Health Center
  • $1,671,152 for three positions and operating costs to allow the state family planning programs flexibility to fully serve Hawaiʻi’s families
  • $2,500,000 for the Developmental Disabilities Medicaid Waiver Administrative Claiming Special Fund
  • $150,466 to create a Newborn Screening State Evaluation Program Project
  • $5,000,000 for the Deposit Beverage Container Special Fund to assist in timely payment of contracts
  • $30,240 for one Office Assistant for support at the Hawaiʻi island district health office
  • $18,000,000 for Maui Health Systems

Department of Labor and Industrial Relations

  • $1,000,000 for unemployment insurance modernization
  • $238,700 from the Labor Law Enforcement Special Fund to collect penalties and fees assessed

Department of Land and Natural Resources

  • $725,000 for motor vehicles and equipment at State Parks statewide
  • $100,000 for the final phase of the Historic Preservation digitization project
  • $1,600,000 for Rapid ʻŌhiʻa Death surveys and control
  • $2,100,000 for lifeguard services contracts at State Parks statewide

Department of Public Safety

  • Fifteen Adult Corrections Officer positions for Maui Community Correctional Center
  • Four additional Human Resources staff to speed up the processing and hiring of Adult Corrections Officers and State Sheriffs
  • Nine intake positions to implement Act 179, SLH 2019 which requires the department to produce a risk assessment and bail report in three days
  • $800,000 for contracted medical and mental health services
  • 10.5 Registered Nurse positions for 24hr nursing coverage at community correctional facilities on Hawaiʻi, Maui, and Kauaʻi islands
  • $205,000 for communications equipment for the Airport Sheriff’s Division

Department of Taxation

  • $250,000 for the operations of the Tax Review Commission
  • $386,056 for 11 positions for the Special Enforcement Section on the neighbor islands

Department of Transportation

  • $1,207,100 for traffic signal maintenance on Hawaiʻi Island
  • $985,000 for Aircraft Rescue and Firefighting equipment at Līhuʻe Airport
  • $127,658 for two harbor traffic controller I at Honolulu Harbor
  • $74,436 for one marine cargo specialist I at Kahului Harbor

University of Hawaiʻi

  • $1,400,000 and eight positions to establish a medical education and residency support program on Maui
  • $1,500,000 for mental health services systemwide
  • $1,000,000 for security services at community colleges
  • $907,400 and five positions for operations and maintenance of community college facilities
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