STAND. COM. REP. NO.263-02
RE: H.B. No. 2318
Honorable Calvin K.Y. Say
Speaker, House of Representatives
Twenty-First State Legislature
Regular Session of 2002
State of Hawaii
Your Committee on Judiciary and Hawaiian Affairs, to which was referred H.B. No. 2318 entitled:
"A BILL FOR AN ACT RELATING TO FORFEITURE OF BAIL OR BONDS,"
begs leave to report as follows:
The purpose of the bill is to allow the use of personal service for notice to the surety or sureties of the forfeited bail or bond in criminal court.
Your Committee received testimony in support of the measure from the Department of the Prosecuting Attorney for the City and County of Honolulu.
Currently, notice to sureties of a bail forfeiture is allowed only by certified mail. However, your Committee finds that notice by personal service is no less certain than certified mail and may be necessary under certain circumstances.
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. 2318 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,
ERIC G. HAMAKAWA, Chair