STAND. COM. REP. NO. 774________

                                 Honolulu, Hawaii
                                                   , 1999

                                 RE: H.B. No. 163
                                     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.
163, H.D. 1, entitled: 


begs leave to report as follows:

     The purpose of this bill is to bring juror fees and mileage
reimbursements to a fairer level by:

     (1)  Increasing the fee for jury duty service from $30 to
          $40 per day and to increase the mileage fee for jury
          duty service from 33 cents to 37 cents per mile; and

     (2)  Appropriating $660,000 to provide for the jury duty
          service and mileage fee increase.

     The Hawaii State Bar Association and Common Cause Hawaii
supported this measure.  The Judiciary commented on this measure.

     Your Committee has amended this bill to change the
appropriation amount to $1 for discussion purposes.

     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.
163, H.D. 1, as amended herein, and recommends that it pass Third
Reading in the form attached hereto as H.B. No. 163, H.D. 2.

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

                                   DWIGHT Y. TAKAMINE, Chair