STAND. COM. REP. NO. 1584

 

Honolulu, Hawaii

 

RE: H.B. No. 1036

H.D. 1

S.D. 2

 

 

 

Honorable Ronald D. Kouchi

President of the Senate

Thirty-First State Legislature

Regular Session of 2021

State of Hawaii

 

Sir:

 

Your Committee on Judiciary, to which was referred H.B. No. 1036, H.D. 1, S.D. 1, entitled:

 

"A BILL FOR AN ACT A BILL FOR AN ACT RELATING TO PUBLIC SAFETY,"

 

begs leave to report as follows:

 

The purpose and intent of this measure is to authorize the Department of Public Safety to maintain a list of independent civil process servers and amend several statutes to allow process servers to serve specific types of legal documents.

 

Your Committee received testimony in support of this measure from the Judiciary, Department of Public Safety, Hawaii State Bar Association, and Collection Law Section of the Hawaii State Bar Association.

 

Your Committee finds that Act 116, Session Laws of Hawaii 2013 (Act 116), as amended by Act 101, Session Laws of Hawaii 2015, sunset on June 30, 2020. The sunsetting resulted in a repeal of numerous sections of the Hawaii Revised Statutes, which removed express language authorizing process servers to serve specific types of legal documents. This measure will reimplement the substantive provisions of Act 116 to ensure the efficiency and fairness of the service of process in Hawaii.

 

Your Committee has amended this measure by making technical, nonsubstantive amendments 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 H.B. No. 1036, H.D. 1, S.D. 1, as amended herein, and recommends that it pass Third Reading in the form attached hereto as H.B. No. 1036, H.D. 1, S.D. 2.

 

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

 

 

 

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KARL RHOADS, Chair