Honolulu, Hawaii
                                                     , 1999

                                   RE:  H.B. No. 83
                                        H.D. 1
                                        S.D. 1

Honorable Norman Mizuguchi
President of the Senate
Twentieth State Legislature
Regular Session of 1999
State of Hawaii


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


begs leave to report as follows:

     The purpose of this bill, as received by your Committee, is
to repeal, until June 30, 2001, the current exemption for
attorneys, heads of executive departments, elected officials,
judges, ministers or priests, practicing physicians or dentists,
and active members of the armed forces, police and fire
departments, from jury service.

     Your Committee finds that the selection of a jury from a
representative cross-section of the citizens of this State is
crucial to our justice system.  It is estimated that
approximately 67,000 people meet one or more of the above
exemptions.  Although your Committee believes that there is a
need for a truly representative jury pool, your Committee
recognizes that the deletion of some current exemptions may cause
hardships to the individual exempted as well as to their clients
or to the citizenry at large.  

     Testimony in support of this measure was submitted by the
Judiciary and Common Cause Hawaii.  Testimony in opposition to
this measure was submitted by the Office of the Public Defender,
the Honolulu Police Department, and the Hawaii Medical

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     Upon further consideration, your Committee has amended this
measure by:

     (1)  Retaining the attorney exemption, but clarifying that
          the attorney must be practicing to be exempted from
          jury service;

     (2)  Changing the effective date to January 1, 2000, and
          extending the repeal date from June 30, 2001 to June
          30, 2003; and

     (3)  Making technical, non-substantive changes for the
          purposes of clarity and style.

     As affirmed by the record of votes of the members of your
Committee on Judiciary that is attached to this report, your
Committee is in accord with the intent and purpose of H.B. No.
83, H.D. 1, as amended herein, and recommends that it pass Second
Reading in the form attached hereto as H.B. No. 83, H.D. 1, S.D.
1, and be placed on the calendar for Third Reading.

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

                                   AVERY B. CHUMBLEY, Co-Chair

                                   MATTHEW M. MATSUNAGA, Co-Chair