STAND. COM. REP. NO. 1429

 

Honolulu, Hawaii

, 2013

 

RE: S.B. No. 886

 

 

 

 

Honorable Joseph M. Souki

Speaker, House of Representatives

Twenty-Seventh State Legislature

Regular Session of 2013

State of Hawaii

 

Sir:

 

Your Committee on Finance, to which was referred S.B. No. 886 entitled:

 

"A BILL FOR AN ACT PROPOSING AN AMENDMENT TO ARTICLE VI, SECTION 3, OF THE HAWAII STATE CONSTITUTION TO INCREASE THE MANDATORY RETIREMENT AGE FOR STATE JUSTICES AND JUDGES,"

 

begs leave to report as follows:

 

The purpose of this measure is to ensure an adequate number of state justices and judges to accommodate the needs of the State's judicial system by proposing a constitutional amendment to increase the mandatory retirement age for such justices and judges from 70 to 80.

 

The Department of the Attorney General and International Longshore and Warehouse Union Local 142 supported this measure. The Department of the Prosecuting Attorney of the City and County of Honolulu opposed this bill. The American Civil Liberties Union of Hawaii provided comments.

 

As affirmed by the record of votes of the members of your Committee on Finance that is attached to this report, your Committee is in accord with the intent and purpose of S.B. No. 886 and recommends that it pass Third Reading.

 

Respectfully submitted on behalf of the members of the Committee on Finance,

 

 

 

 

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SYLVIA LUKE, Chair