STAND. COM. REP. NO. 90

                                   Honolulu, Hawaii
                                                     , 1999

                                   RE:  S.B. No. 949
                                        




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

Sir:

     Your Committee on Commerce and Consumer Protection, to which
was referred S.B. No. 949 entitled: 

     "A BILL FOR AN ACT RELATING TO THE UNIFORM UNINCORPORATED
     NONPROFIT ASSOCIATION,"

begs leave to report as follows:

     The purpose of this measure is to enact the Uniform
Unincorporated Nonprofit Association Act (UUNAA).

     The State Commission to Promote Uniform Legislation
presented testimony in support of the measure.  The Department of
Commerce and Consumer Affairs presented comments on the measure.
The Business Law Section of the Hawaii State Bar Association and
two individuals, though not present at the hearing, submitted
written testimony in support of the measure.

     The UUNAA provides that when two or more members meet for
nonprofit purposes, they will be treated as a legal entity with:

     (1)  The authority to acquire, hold, and transfer personal
          and real property; 

     (2)  The authority to sue and be sued as a separate legal
          entity; and

     (3)  Contract and tort liability separate from its officers
          and members.  


 
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     Your Committee finds that enactment of the UUNAA will
clarify the status of, and encourage citizen participation in,
nonprofit associations such as homeowners' associations,
parent-teacher associations, athletic clubs, civic associations,
and neighborhood community associations. 

     As affirmed by the record of votes of the members of your
Committee on Commerce and Consumer Protection that is attached to
this report, your Committee is in accord with the intent and
purpose of S.B. No. 949 and recommends that it pass Second
Reading and be referred to the Committee on Judiciary.

                                   Respectfully submitted on
                                   behalf of the members of the
                                   Committee on Commerce and
                                   Consumer Protection,



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                                   BRIAN KANNO, Co-Chair



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                                   BRIAN T. TANIGUCHI, Co-Chair

 
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