REPORT Title:

Circuit Judges; Number

Description:

Increases circuit judges in 2nd and 3rd circuit from 3 to 4 judges. (HB2311 HD2)

HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

H.B. NO.

2311

TWENTY-FIRST LEGISLATURE, 2002

H.D. 2

STATE OF HAWAII

 


 

A BILL FOR AN ACT

 

relating to judges for the circuit court.

 

BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF HAWAII:

SECTION 1. Section 603-4, Hawaii Revised Statutes, is amended to read as follows:

"603-4 Other circuits, judges. The circuit court of the fifth circuit shall consist of two judges, who shall be styled as first and second judge, respectively, and each as a judge of the circuit court of the fifth circuit. The circuit court of the second circuit shall consist of [three] four judges, who shall be styled as first, second, [and] third, and fourth judge, respectively, and each as a judge of the circuit court of the second circuit. The circuit court of the third circuit shall consist of [three] four judges, who shall be styled as first, second, [and] third, and fourth judge, respectively, and each as a judge of the circuit court of the third circuit."

SECTION 2. Statutory material to be repealed is bracketed and stricken. New statutory material is underscored.

SECTION 3. This Act shall take effect on July 1, 2002.