STAND. COM. REP. NO. 570
RE: H.B. No. 1377
Honorable Scott K. Saiki
Speaker, House of Representatives
Thirty-First State Legislature
Regular Session of 2021
State of Hawaii
Your Committee on Judiciary & Hawaiian Affairs, to which was referred H.B. No. 1377 entitled:
"A BILL FOR AN ACT RELATING TO CITATIONS,"
begs leave to report as follows:
(1) An Electronic Citation Program under the Judiciary for transmitting traffic, misdemeanor, or other citations and law enforcement data to the clerk of the court through electronic means; and
(2) An Electronic Citation Surcharge.
Your Committee finds that the use of an electronic citation system resolves handwriting legibility issues and eliminates the need to collect and scan paper citations. By establishing an electronic citation program in the State, this measure provides numerous benefits to law enforcement, the Judiciary, and the general public, including the streamlining of processes and increased access to information.
As affirmed by the record of votes of the members of your Committee on Judiciary & Hawaiian Affairs that is attached to this report, your Committee is in accord with the intent and purpose of H.B. No. 1377 and recommends that it pass Second Reading and be referred to your Committee on Finance.
Respectfully submitted on behalf of the members of the Committee on Judiciary & Hawaiian Affairs,
MARK M. NAKASHIMA, Chair