STAND. COM. REP. NO. 1995
RE: H.B. No. 903
Honorable Ronald D. Kouchi
President of the Senate
Thirtieth State Legislature
Regular Session of 2019
State of Hawaii
Your Committee on Ways and Means, to which was referred H.B. No. 903, H.D. 1, S.D. 1, entitled:
"A BILL FOR AN ACT RELATING TO THE JUDICIARY,"
begs leave to report as follows:
The purpose and intent of this measure is to require the Hawaii State Judiciary to establish a financial hardship task force to address the financial disparity of court-imposed fines and fees on low-income individuals.
Your Committee received written comments in support of this measure from the Hawaii State Judiciary.
Your Committee finds that, while the Judiciary currently and in the past has offered payment options for persons having a limited ability to pay, further exploration into alternative solutions is necessary.
As affirmed by the record of votes of the members of your Committee on Ways and Means that is attached to this report, your Committee is in accord with the intent and purpose of H.B. No. 903, H.D. 1, S.D. 1, and recommends that it pass Third Reading.
Respectfully submitted on behalf of the members of the Committee on Ways and Means,
DONOVAN M. DELA CRUZ, Chair