STAND. COM. REP. NO. 1221

 

Honolulu, Hawaii

, 2023

 

RE: H.B. No. 382

H.D. 1

 

 

 

 

Honorable Scott K. Saiki

Speaker, House of Representatives

Thirty-Second State Legislature

Regular Session of 2023

State of Hawaii

 

Sir:

 

Your Committee on Finance, to which was referred H.B. No. 382 entitled:

 

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

 

begs leave to report as follows:

 

The purpose of this measure is to appropriate funds for the operating and capital improvements costs of the Judiciary Branch for fiscal year (FY) 2023-2024 and FY 2024-2025.

 

As introduced, this budget measure appropriates:

 

 

FY 2023-2024

FY 2024-2025

General Funds

184,740,378

188,940,776

All Means of Financing

213,681,891

201,786,529

 

Your Committee received testimony in support of this measure from the Judiciary, Hawaii State Bar Association, The Mediation Center of the Pacific Inc., Kuikahi Mediation Center, Collection Law Section of the Hawaii State Bar Association, Kauai Bar Association, Volunteer Legal Services Hawaii, Appellate Section of the Hawaii State Bar Association, Legal Aid Society of Hawaii, Hawaii Access to Justice Commission, Starn O'Toole Marcus & Fisher, and six individuals. Your Committee received comments on this measure from the Domestic Violence Action Center.

 

Your Committee has amended this measure by:

 

(1) Amending the budget provisions to appropriate:

 

 

FY 2023-2024

FY 2024-2025

General Funds

183,190,060

187,805,425

All Means of Financing

217,356,573

200,651,178

 

(2) Changing the effective date to June 30, 3000, to encourage further discussion; and

 

(3) Making technical, nonsubstantive amendments for the purposes of clarity, consistency, and style.

 

As affirmed by the record of votes of the members of your Committee on Finance that is attached to this report, your Committee is in accord with the intent and purpose of H.B. No. 382, as amended herein, and recommends that it pass Third Reading in the form attached hereto as H.B. No. 382, H.D. 1.

 

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

 

 

 

 

____________________________

KYLE T. YAMASHITA, Chair