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Public Safety Committee, Hawaii House of Representatives

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The Public Safety Committee is a standing committee of the Hawaii House of Representatives. The committee is the partial successor to the Public Safety & Military Affairs Committee.

Per the House Rules, committees of the Hawaii House of Representatives are assigned by party caucuses. Members of the majority caucus designate the chair, vice-chair and majority party members of the committee, while members of the minority caucus designates the minority members of the committee.[1] Committees are assigned at the start of each term.[2] A majority of appointed members make up a committee's quorum.[3] The Speaker and Vice Speaker serve as an ex officio member of each committee without the power to vote.[4]

DocumentIcon.jpg See rules: House Rules


Committee on Public Safety, whose scope shall be those programs relating to adult corrections, rehabilitation, correctional facilities and industries, and probation, parole, furlough, and other alternatives to incarceration. The committee shall also consider those programs relating to civilian emergency and disaster response.[5][6]



The following table describes committee membership at the beginning of the 2013 legislative session.

Public Safety Members, 2013
Democratic members (8)Republican members (1)
Henry Aquino, ChairBob McDermott
Kaniela Ing, Vice Chair
Mark Hashem
Linda Ichiyama
Mark Nakashima
Roy Takumi
Ryan Yamane
Kyle Yamashita

External links


  1. Hawaii State Legislature, "House Rules," accessed January 17, 2014(Rule 11.2.1)
  2. Information submitted by Carol Taniguchi via email to a Ballotpedia staffer on January 28, 2014.
  3. Hawaii State Legislature, "House Rules," accessed January 17, 2014(Rule 11.2.3)
  4. Hawaii State Legislature, "House Rules," accessed January 17, 2014(Rule 11.2.3)
  5. Hawaii State Legislature, "House Rules," accessed January 21, 2014(Section 12-13)
  6. Note: This text is quoted verbatim from the original source. Any inconsistencies are attributed to the original source.