STAND. COM. REP. NO.2447
RE: S.B. No. 2651
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. 2651 entitled:
"A BILL FOR AN ACT RELATING TO FORFEITURE OF BAIL OR BONDS,"
begs leave to report as follows:
The purpose of this measure is to add personal service on the surety as a means to serve notice of forfeiture of a bail bond in a criminal case.
Testimony in support of this measure was received from the Honolulu Prosecuting Attorney.
Under current law, certified mail is the only method of service permitted to notify the surety of the forfeiture of the bond for the non-appearance in court of the defendant. This measure would make it easier to serve the surety.
Your Committee has amended this measure by making technical changes for style and clarity.
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. 2651, as amended herein, and recommends that it pass Second Reading in the form attached hereto as S.B. No. 2651, S.D. 1, and be placed on the calendar for Third Reading.
Respectfully submitted on behalf of the members of the Committee on Judiciary,
BRIAN KANNO, Chair