STAND. COM. REP. NO.2479
RE: S.B. No. 2630
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. 2630 entitled:
"A BILL FOR AN ACT RELATING TO VENUE,"
begs leave to report as follows:
The purpose of this measure is to remove the exception for venue where a party cannot be served.
Your Committee received testimony in favor of this measure from the District Court of the First Judicial Circuit.
Your Committee finds that section 604-7(d), Hawaii Revised Statutes (HRS), includes a clause which allows venue for parties that cannot be served in a particular circuit. Individuals can be served in all circuits, pursuant to section 604-7(c), HRS, and Rule 4 of the District Court Rules of Civil Procedure. The clause regarding venue for a person who cannot be served in a particular circuit is confusing and no longer has practical value.
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. 2630 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,
BRIAN KANNO, Chair