Honolulu, Hawaii
                                                     , 1999

                                   RE:  S.B. No. 1108
                                        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 S.B. No.
1108 entitled: 


begs leave to report as follows:

     The purpose of this bill is to allow a recordation in the
Bureau of Conveyances of a judgement lien in favor of the State,
to serve as notice of a lien on land which is owned by the debtor
and registered in the Land Court.

     Your Committee finds that existing law, with the exception
of tax and child support liens, requires that a lien affecting
real estate registered with the Land Court must be filed with the
Office of Assistant Registrar to serve as notice to all affected
persons.  This bill would broaden the exception to allow a state
judgment lien filed in the Bureau of Conveyances to concurrently
attach to real estate registered in the Land Court.  Your
Committee further finds that allowing the State to file a
judgment lien in only one place in order to attach to all real
estate owned by a debtor, will provide for more effective
recovery of moneys owed to the State by debtors who own Land
Court registered property.

     Testimony in support of this measure was submitted by the
Attorney General.

     Upon further consideration, your Committee has amended this
measure by making technical, non-substantive changes.

                                   STAND. COM. REP. NO. 348
                                   Page 2

     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 S.B. No.
1108, as amended herein, and recommends that it pass Second
Reading in the form attached hereto as S.B. No. 1108, S.D. 1, and
be referred to the Committee on Ways and Means.

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

                                   AVERY B. CHUMBLEY, Co-Chair

                                   MATTHEW M. MATSUNAGA, Co-Chair