Honolulu, Hawaii
                                                     , 1999

                                   RE:  S.B. No. 889
                                        S.D. 1

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


     Your Committee on Ways and Means, to which was referred S.B.
No. 889 entitled: 


begs leave to report as follows:

     The purpose of this bill is to authorize the courts to
assess a fee, not to exceed $50, for the cost of issuance of a
bench warrant.

     Your Committee finds that current law does not provide for
the recapture of costs when bench warrants are issued.  Your
Committee further finds that the courts incur the administrative
costs in these situations, unlike the costs of issuing a penal
summons.  Your Committee believes it is appropriate to develop
additional revenue sources to defray court operating costs.

     Your Committee has amended the bill by:

     (1)  Moving the new section created from chapter 710, Hawaii
          Revised Statutes, to chapter 607 to reflect a more
          appropriate placement of the section.  Your Committee
          notes that this placement falls within the scope of the
          bill's title; and

     (2)  Deleting the conforming amendments to section 710-1000,
          Hawaii Revised Statutes, as they are no longer

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          necessary, and renumbering the remaining sections

     As affirmed by the record of votes of the members of your
Committee on Ways and Means that is attached to this report, your
Committee is in accord with the intent and purpose of S.B. No.
889, as amended herein, and recommends that it pass Third Reading
in the form attached hereto as S.B. No. 889, S.D. 1.

                                 Respectfully submitted on behalf
                                 of the members of the Committee
                                 on Ways and Means,

                                 CAROL FUKUNAGA, Co-Chair

                                 ANDREW LEVIN, Co-Chair

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