STAND. COM. REP. NO. 532

 

Honolulu, Hawaii

, 2023

 

RE: H.B. No. 382

 

 

 

 

Honorable Scott K. Saiki

Speaker, House of Representatives

Thirty-Second State Legislature

Regular Session of 2023

State of Hawaii

 

Sir:

 

Your Committee on Judiciary & Hawaiian Affairs, 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 2023-2025 fiscal biennium for certain operating expenses of the Judiciary.

 

Your Committee received testimony in support of this measure from the Judiciary; Hawaii Access To Justice Commission; Hawaii State Bar Association; Legal Aid Society of Hawaii; Mediation Center of the Pacific; Kuikahi Mediation Center; Volunteer Legal Services Hawaii; Appellate Section of the Hawaii State Bar Association; Mediation Services of Maui, Inc.; Kauai Economic Opportunity, Incorporated; Hawaii County Bar Associations and one individual.

 

Your Committee finds that the appropriations made by this measure will assist the Judiciary in its efforts to fulfill its constitutional, statutory, and public service duties.

 

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. 382 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,

 

 

 

 

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DAVID A. TARNAS, Chair