STAND. COM. REP. NO. 699
RE: S.B. No. 105
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 S.B. No. 105 entitled:
"A BILL FOR AN ACT RELATING TO JURY DUTY,"
begs leave to report as follows:
The purpose and intent of this measure is to allow jurors to be reimbursed for reasonable transportation costs, including but not limited to bus fare, rail fare, bicycle rentals, and taxi costs, to and from a court.
Your Committee received written comments in support of this measure from the Oahu County Committee on Legislative Priorities of the Democratic Party of Hawaii.
Your Committee finds that because the public transportation options in the State have grown to include bicycle rentals and different types of hired car services, and will soon include a fixed rail system, the transportation costs for jurors are no longer limited to mileage fees and bus fares.
Your Committee has amended this measure by:
(1) Changing the maximum reimbursement for a taxi or other hired car service fare to $100 per one-way travel segment;
(2) Requiring that a juror submit receipts prior to receiving a reimbursement for a taxi or other hired car service fare; and
(3) Changing the effective date to July 1, 2050, to facilitate further discussion on the measure.
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 S.B. No. 105, as amended herein, and recommends that it pass Third Reading in the form attached hereto as S.B. No. 105, S.D. 1.
Respectfully submitted on behalf of the members of the Committee on Ways and Means,
DONOVAN M. DELA CRUZ, Chair