STAND. COM. REP. NO.2485
RE: S.B. No. 2624
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 S.B. No. 2624, S.D. 1, entitled:
"A BILL FOR AN ACT RELATING TO THE COURTS,"
begs leave to report as follows:
The purpose of this measure is to repeal the requirement that an applicant for the position of the Judiciary's administrator of the courts be a resident of the State of Hawaii for at least three years.
Your Committee finds that the position of administrator of the courts plays a central role in the efficient operation of the State's Judiciary. The administrator of the courts is responsible for implementing the directives of the Chief Justice, the Supreme Court, and the day-to-day operations of the Judiciary. As such, your Committee believes that finding the appropriate candidate for the position transcends the policy of requiring that a candidate maintain residency in Hawaii for at least three years prior to applying for the position.
Your Committee believes that repealing the three-year residency requirement will provide the Judiciary with a larger pool of applicants from which to choose for the position of administrator of the courts.
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 S.B. No. 2624, 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