STAND. COM. REP. NO. 929
RE: H.B. No. 213
Honorable Donna Mercado Kim
President of the Senate
Twenty-Eighth State Legislature
Regular Session of 2015
State of Hawaii
Your Committee on Judiciary and Labor, to which was referred H.B. No. 213 entitled:
"A BILL FOR AN ACT RELATING TO JURY DUTY,"
begs leave to report as follows:
The purpose and intent of this measure is to provide to jurors and prospective jurors payment of the cost of an adult bus fare to and from the court as an alternative to the mileage fee if higher than the mileage fee.
Your Committee received testimony in support of this measure from one individual.
Your Committee finds that this measure provides equal treatment for jurors and prospective jurors who drive a car to court and those who take the bus to court. By adding the payment to jurors for the cost of an adult bus fare to and from the court, this measure also encourages jurors to use public transit rather than drive, thereby reducing traffic congestion.
As affirmed by the record of votes of the members of your Committee on Judiciary and Labor that is attached to this report, your Committee is in accord with the intent and purpose of H.B. No. 213, and recommends that it pass Second Reading and be referred to the Committee on Ways and Means.
Respectfully submitted on behalf of the members of the Committee on Judiciary and Labor,
GILBERT S.C. KEITH-AGARAN, Chair