STAND. COM. REP. NO.3157
RE: H.B. No. 2304
Honorable Robert Bunda
President of the Senate
Twenty-First State Legislature
Regular Session of 2002
State of Hawaii
Your Committee on Judiciary, to which was referred H.B. No. 2304, H.D. 1, S.D. 1, entitled:
"A BILL FOR AN ACT RELATING TO JUROR PRIVACY,"
begs leave to report as follows:
The purpose of this measure is to prohibit public disclosure of confidential information contained in juror master lists and juror qualification forms.
Your Committee received written testimony in support of this measure from the Judiciary and the Office of Information Practices.
Your Committee finds that prospective jurors are often concerned that the private information they provide on their juror selection forms will be disclosed to the parties in the case, their attorneys, and other court personnel.
Your Committee supports the intent of this measure, which will improve jurors' sense of privacy protection by limiting public disclosure of sensitive information and addressing related safety concerns.
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 H.B. No. 2304, H.D. 1, S.D. 1, and recommends that it pass Third Reading.
Respectfully submitted on behalf of the members of the Committee on Judiciary,
BRIAN KANNO, Chair