STAND. COM. REP. NO. 977-18
RE: H.B. No. 2191
Honorable Scott K. Saiki
Speaker, House of Representatives
Twenty-Ninth State Legislature
Regular Session of 2018
State of Hawaii
Your Committee on Finance, to which was referred H.B. No. 2191, H.D. 1, entitled:
"A BILL FOR AN ACT RELATING TO APPELLATE JURISDICTION,"
begs leave to report as follows:
The purpose of this measure is to amend the appellate jurisdiction of the Hawaii Supreme Court and Intermediate Court of Appeals to conditions as they existed prior to Act 202, Session Laws of Hawaii 2004, which took effect on July 1, 2006. Specifically, this measure reestablishes:
(1) The requirement that most appeals be filed with the Supreme Court instead of the Intermediate Court of Appeals; and
(2) Criteria for assigning appeals.
The Judiciary, Office of the Prosecuting Attorney of the County of Kauai, Department of the Prosecuting Attorney of the County of Maui, and the Appellate Section of the Hawaii State Bar Association testified in opposition of this measure.
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 H.B. No. 2191, H.D. 1, and recommends that it pass Third Reading.
Respectfully submitted on behalf of the members of the Committee on Finance,
SYLVIA LUKE, Chair