STAND. COM. REP. NO. 751________

                                 Honolulu, Hawaii
                                                   , 1999

                                 RE: H.B. No. 1454
                                     H.D. 2

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


     Your Committee on Finance, to which was referred H.B. No.
1454, H.D. 1, entitled: 


begs leave to report as follows:

     The purpose of this bill is to promote the efficient and
necessary administration of probate proceedings by specifying
that a single, uniform fee of $100 applies to all probate actions
involving a decedent's estate.

     The Judiciary testified in support of this measure.

     Your Committee has amended this measure by:

     (1)  Including a $5 fee for the District Court's
          administrative costs associated with the processing of
          traffic citations issued for the stopping, standing, or
          parking of vehicles that interfere unduly with the free
          movement of traffic; and

     (2)  Making technical, nonsubstantive amendments for
          purposes of clarity and style.

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     As affirmed by the record of votes of the members of your
Committee on Finance that is attached to this report, your
Committee is in accord with the intent and purpose of H.B. No.
1454, H.D. 1, as amended herein, and recommends that it pass
Third Reading in the form attached hereto as H.B. No. 1454, H.D.

                                   Respectfully submitted on
                                   behalf of the members of the
                                   Committee on Finance,

                                   DWIGHT Y. TAKAMINE, Chair