STAND. COM. REP. NO.  1714


Honolulu, Hawaii

                , 2017


RE:   S.B. No. 469

      S.D. 2

      H.D. 1





Honorable Joseph M. Souki

Speaker, House of Representatives

Twenty-Ninth State Legislature

Regular Session of 2017

State of Hawaii




     Your Committee on Finance, to which was referred S.B. No. 469, S.D. 2, H.D. 1, entitled:




begs leave to report as follows:


     The purpose of this measure is to appropriate funds for the operating and capital improvement costs of the Judicial Branch for fiscal year 2017-2018 and fiscal year 2018-2019, including general obligation bond funds for security improvements at Hoapili Hale on the island of Maui.


     The Judiciary, Office of the Prosecuting Attorney of the County of Hawaii, Office of the Public Defender, and several concerned individuals supported this measure.  The Delivery of Legal Services to the Public Committee of the Hawaii State Bar Association and a concerned individual opposed this measure.  The Hawaii Access to Justice Commission, Legal Aid Society of Hawaii, Volunteer Legal Services Hawaii, West Hawaii Bar Association, Hawaii County Bar Association, Mothers Against Drunk Driving Hawaii, The National Crittenton Foundation, Schlueter & Kwiat, LLLP, Friends of the Big Island Drug and Veteran's Court, and several concerned individuals submitted 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. 469, S.D. 2, H.D. 1, and recommends that it pass Third Reading.


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