STAND. COM. REP. NO. 2683

 

Honolulu, Hawaii

 

RE: S.B. No. 3080

S.D. 1

 

 

 

Honorable Ronald D. Kouchi

President of the Senate

Thirtieth State Legislature

Regular Session of 2020

State of Hawaii

 

Sir:

 

Your Committee on Judiciary, to which was referred S.B. No. 3080 entitled:

 

"A BILL FOR AN ACT RELATING TO THE JUDICIARY,"

 

begs leave to report as follows:

 

The purpose and intent of this measure is to appropriate supplemental funds for capital improvement costs of the Judiciary for the fiscal biennium beginning July 1, 2019, and ending June 30, 2021.

 

Your Committee received testimony in support of this measure from the Judiciary, Legal Aid Society of Hawaii, and Hawaii Access to Justice Commission. Your Committee received testimony in opposition to this measure from one individual.

 

CAPITAL IMPROVEMENT BUDGET

 

Your Committee finds that capital improvement project requirements remain an item of concern as the Judiciary's infrastructure continues to age and deteriorate, and as the population served and services provided by the Judiciary keep expanding. Your Committee approves funding to upgrade and modernize the fire alarm system and elevators of Kaahumanu Hale in the First Circuit, and renovation of and security improvements to the Kaahumanu Hale Sheriff Station. Your Committee also approves the Judiciary's request for funding for parking structure improvements to the Hoapili Hale in the Second Circuit and repairs to damages at the Puuhonua Kaulike in the Fifth Circuit. Your Committee additionally approves of funding for improvements to Judiciary facilities statewide.

 

Your Committee has amended this measure by:

 

(1) Correcting the total amount of capital improvement project funding for FY 2019-2021 to reflect an increase of $27,700,000; and

 

(2) Making technical, nonsubstantive amendments to insert missing language and conforming language for the purposes of clarity and consistency.

 

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. 3080, as amended herein, and recommends that it pass Second Reading in the form attached hereto as S.B. No. 3080, S.D. 1, and be referred to your Committee on Ways and Means.

 

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

 

 

 

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KARL RHOADS, Chair