STAND. COM. REP. NO.1356-02
RE: S.C.R. No. 109
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 S.C.R. No. 109 entitled:
"SENATE CONCURRENT RESOLUTION REQUESTING THE JUDICIARY TO MONITOR THE COLLECTION OF CRIME VICTIM COMPENSATION FEES,"
begs leave to report as follows:
The purpose of this Resolution is to request the Judiciary to report on its progress in meeting the requirements of Act 206, Session Laws of Hawaii 1998, that established the mandatory crime victim compensation fee that is imposed on defendants.
The Judiciary and the Crime Victim Compensation Commission submitted testimony in support of this measure.
Your Committee finds that there is a discrepancy between the amount of mandatory fees that could have been collected by the courts and the actual amount collected. Your Committee further finds that the collection of the crime victim compensation fee is essential to enable the Crime Victim Compensation Commission to become fiscally independent.
The Judiciary's report is to include the following specific information:
(1) The actual versus estimated compensation fee collections and the method of estimation;
(2) The number of eligible cases in which the fee was ordered;
(3) The number of eligible cases in which the fee was collected; and
(4) The number of eligible cases in which the fee was waived, and the criteria used for waiving the fee.
The Judiciary is requested to report its findings to the Legislature no later than twenty days before the convening of the Regular Session of 2003.
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 concurs with the intent and purpose of S.C.R. No. 109, and recommends that it be referred to the Committee on Finance.
Respectfully submitted on behalf of the members of the Committee on Judiciary and Hawaiian Affairs,
ERIC G. HAMAKAWA, Chair