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SB2101 SD1     
Measure Title: RELATING TO DISTRICT COURT SMALL CLAIMS.
Report Title: Judiciary Package; District Court; Small Claims Division; Jurisdiction; Attorney's Fees
Description: Establishes small claims division's exclusive jurisdiction of cases for amounts of $1,000 or less. Allows plaintiff to request removal of small claims cases to be heard in ordinary procedures of the district court when counterclaim is filed. Allows a plaintiff to file cases in either the small claims division or regular claims division of district court if the plaintiff is represented by an attorney. Prohibits the award of attorney's fees in cases for amounts of $1,000 or less exclusive of interests and costs if the plaintiff is represented by an attorney and the district court has concurrent jurisdiction with the small claims division of district court. Takes effect 1/1/2017. (SD1)
Companion:  HB1648
Package: Judiciary
Current Referral: JUD, FIN
Introducer(s): KOUCHI (Introduced by request of another party)

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1/21/2016SIntroduced.
1/21/2016SPassed First Reading.
1/21/2016SReferred to JDL/CPH, WAM.
2/2/2016SThe committee(s) on JDL/CPH has scheduled a public hearing on 02-12-16 9:30AM in conference room 016.
2/12/2016SThe committee(s) on CPH recommend(s) that the measure be PASSED, WITH AMENDMENTS. The votes in CPH were as follows: 5 Aye(s): Senator(s) Baker, Espero, Nishihara, Slom; Aye(s) with reservations: Senator(s) Ihara ; 0 No(es): none; and 2 Excused: Senator(s) Kidani, Ruderman.
2/12/2016SThe committee(s) on JDL recommend(s) that the measure be PASSED, WITH AMENDMENTS. The votes in JDL were as follows: 5 Aye(s): Senator(s) Keith-Agaran, Gabbard, Kim, L. Thielen, Slom; Aye(s) with reservations: none ; 0 No(es): none; and 1 Excused: Senator(s) Shimabukuro.
2/19/2016SReported from JDL/CPH (Stand. Com. Rep. No. 2391) with recommendation of passage on Second Reading, as amended (SD 1) and referral to WAM.
2/19/2016SReport adopted; Passed Second Reading, as amended (SD 1) and referred to WAM.
2/22/2016SThe committee(s) on WAM will hold a public decision making on 02-24-16 1:00PM in conference room 211.
2/24/2016SThe committee(s) on WAM recommend(s) that the measure be PASSED, UNAMENDED. The votes in WAM were as follows: 10 Aye(s): Senator(s) Tokuda, Dela Cruz, Chun Oakland, English, Galuteria, Inouye, Riviere, Taniguchi, Wakai, Slom; Aye(s) with reservations: none ; 0 No(es): none; and 1 Excused: Senator(s) Harimoto.
3/3/2016SReported from WAM (Stand. Com. Rep. No. 2651) with recommendation of passage on Third Reading.
3/3/2016SOne Day Notice 03-04-16.
3/4/2016SDeferred until 03-08-16.
3/8/2016SReport adopted; Passed Third Reading. Ayes, 24; Aye(s) with reservations: none . Noes, 0 (none). Excused, 1 (Senator(s) Riviere). Transmitted to House.
3/8/2016HReceived from Senate (Sen. Com. No. 100) in amended form (SD 1).
3/10/2016HPass First Reading
3/10/2016HReferred to JUD, FIN, referral sheet 26

S = Senate | H = House | D = Data Systems | $ = Appropriation measure | ConAm = Constitutional Amendment

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SB2101 SD1




CommRoomDate/TimeNotice
JDL/CPH 016 2/12/2016 9:30 AM View
WAM 211 2/24/2016 1:00 PM View