STAND. COM. REP. NO. 700
RE: S.B. No. 130
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. 130 entitled:
"A BILL FOR AN ACT RELATING TO CIVIL LEGAL SERVICES,"
begs leave to report as follows:
The purpose and intent of this measure is to appropriate funds for civil legal service providers to deliver civil legal services to low- and moderate-income persons.
Your Committee received written comments in support of this measure from the Judiciary, the Department of Human Services, Volunteer Legal Services Hawaii, Legal Aid Society of Hawaii, and two individuals.
Your Committee finds that funding civil legal services for low- and moderate-income persons helps to ensure that the State's judicial system is accessible to all who need it.
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. 130, as amended herein, and recommends that it pass Third Reading in the form attached hereto as S.B. No. 130, S.D. 1.
Respectfully submitted on behalf of the members of the Committee on Ways and Means,
DONOVAN M. DELA CRUZ, Chair