STAND. COM. REP. NO. 2176

 

Honolulu, Hawaii

, 2019

 

RE: S.B. No. 130

S.D. 1

H.D. 1

 

 

 

 

Honorable Scott K. Saiki

Speaker, House of Representatives

Thirtieth State Legislature

Regular Session of 2019

State of Hawaii

 

Sir:

 

Your Committee on Finance, to which was referred S.B. No. 130, S.D. 1, entitled:

 

"A BILL FOR AN ACT RELATING TO CIVIL LEGAL SERVICES,"

 

begs leave to report as follows:

 

The purpose of this measure is to appropriate funds to the Judiciary to purchase civil legal services for low- and moderate-income persons.

 

The Department of Human Services, Hawaii Access to Justice Commission, Legal Aid Society of Hawaii, Volunteer Legal Services Hawaii, Hew & Bordenave LLP, and several individuals supported this measure. The Judiciary provided comments.

 

Your Committee has amended this measure by:

 

(1) Changing the amount appropriated to an unspecified amount; and

 

(2) Making technical, nonsubstantive amendments for clarity, consistency, and style.

 

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 S.B. No. 130, S.D. 1, as amended herein, and recommends that it pass Third Reading in the form attached hereto as S.B. No. 130, S.D. 1, H.D. 1.

 

Respectfully submitted on behalf of the members of the Committee on Finance,

 

 

 

 

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SYLVIA LUKE, Chair