STAND. COM. REP. NO. 531________

                                 Honolulu, Hawaii
                                                   , 1999

                                 RE: H.B. No. 1001
                                     H.D. 1

Honorable Calvin K.Y. Say
Speaker, House of Representatives
Twentieth State Legislature
Regular Session of 1999
State of Hawaii


     Your Committee on Judiciary and Hawaiian Affairs, to which
was referred H.B. No. 1001 entitled: 

     THE STATE,"

begs leave to report as follows:

     The purpose of this bill is to clarify that there is no
statute of limitations on judgment liens in favor of the State.

     Testimony in support of this bill was received from the
Attorney General.

     Your Committee finds that under current law, statute of
limitations do not run against the State.  However, sections 636-
3 and 657-5 Hawaii Revised Statutes, are not structured as
traditional statutes of limitations creating an ambiguity as to
whether the State is required to renew judgments and whether the
lien of a judgement in favor the state expires after ten years.

     Your Committee has amended this bill by making technical,
nonsubstantive amendments for purposes of style and clarity.

     As affirmed by the record of votes of the members of your
Committee on Judiciary and Hawaiian Affairs that is attached to
this report, your Committee is in accord with the intent and
purpose of H.B. No. 1001, as amended herein, and recommends that
it pass Second Reading in the form attached hereto as H.B. No.
1001, H.D. 1, and be referred to the Committee on Finance.

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                                   Respectfully submitted on
                                   behalf of the members of the
                                   Committee on Judiciary &
                                   Hawaiian Affairs,

                                   PAUL T. OSHIRO, Chair