STAND. COM. REP. NO.260-02

Honolulu, Hawaii

, 2002

RE: H.B. No. 2282

 

 

 

Honorable Calvin K.Y. Say

Speaker, House of Representatives

Twenty-First State Legislature

Regular Session of 2002

State of Hawaii

Sir:

Your Committee on Judiciary and Hawaiian Affairs, to which was referred H.B. No. 2282 entitled:

"A BILL FOR AN ACT RELATING TO AGREEMENTS TO ARBITRATE MADE BEFORE JULY 1, 2002,"

begs leave to report as follows:

The purpose of this measure is to address an omission in the Uniform Arbitration Act which governs arbitration agreements made prior to the effective date of Chapter 658A, if agreed to by the parties to the agreement or to the arbitration proceeding. However, the Act is silent as to which law governs if the parties do not agree. This bill will amend the law to enable use of the provisions in the previous arbitration law, which has since been repealed, when warranted.

Your Committee received testimony in support of this measure from the Hawaii Commission to Promote Uniform State Laws.

Your Committee finds that this technical amendment will enhance predictability in arbitration agreements and improve the arbitration process.

As affirmed by the record of votes of the members of your Committee on Judiciary and Hawaiian Affairs that is attached to this report, your Committee is in accord with the intent and purpose of H.B. No. 2282 and recommends that it pass Second Reading and be placed on the calendar for Third Reading.

Respectfully submitted on behalf of the members of the Committee on Judiciary and Hawaiian Affairs,

 

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ERIC G. HAMAKAWA, Chair