STAND. COM. REP. NO. 1163
RE: S.B. No. 1286
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. 1286 entitled:
"A BILL FOR AN ACT RELATING TO COURTS,"
begs leave to report as follows:
The purpose and intent of this measure is to establish that the district courts shall have original jurisdiction in civil suits for specific performance when the fair market value of the specific performance does not exceed $40,000.
Your Committee received written comments in support of this measure from the Judiciary and the Collection Section of the Hawaii State Bar Association.
Your Committee finds that although the jurisdictional limits for many actions in the district courts have increased over time, the jurisdictional limits for cases involving specific performance have not. Your Committee therefore believes that it is appropriate to resolve this inconsistency and increase the limit for actions for specific performance.
Your Committee has amended this measure by 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. 1286, as amended herein, and recommends that it pass Third Reading in the form attached hereto as S.B. No. 1286, S.D. 1.
Respectfully submitted on behalf of the members of the Committee on Ways and Means,
DONOVAN M. DELA CRUZ, Chair