STAND. COM. REP. NO. 215
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 Judiciary, 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 raise the district courts' jurisdictional limit for civil actions involving specific performance.
Your Committee received testimony in support of this measure from the Judiciary, Collection Law Section of the Hawaii State Bar Association, and one individual.
Your Committee finds that the jurisdictional limits for the district courts in general have gradually increased over time. Your Committee further finds that the jurisdictional limits for specific performance have not risen with the overall increases in jurisdictional limits. This measure corrects that inconsistency in the jurisdictional limits for the district courts.
As affirmed by the record of votes of the members of your Committee on Judiciary that is attached to this report, your Committee is in accord with the intent and purpose of S.B. No. 1286 and recommends that it pass Second Reading and be referred to your Committee on Ways and Means.
Respectfully submitted on behalf of the members of the Committee on Judiciary,
KARL RHOADS, Chair