REPORT TITLE:
Legislative Studies; Cost


DESCRIPTION:
Requires all state agencies, upon the submission of a study or
report requested or required by any body of the legislature, to
submit an estimate of the cost of the study.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES                H.B. NO.           
TWENTIETH LEGISLATURE, 1999                                
STATE OF HAWAII                                            
                                                             
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                   A  BILL  FOR  AN  ACT

RELATING TO LEGISLATIVE HEARINGS AND PROCEDURES.



BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF HAWAII:

 1      SECTION 1.  Chapter 21, Hawaii Revised Statutes, is amended
 
 2 as follows:
 
 3      1.  By designating sections 21-1 to 21-19 as part I and
 
 4 inserting a title before section 21-1 to read as follows:
 
 5          "PART I.  LEGISLATIVE INVESTIGATING COMMITTEES"
 
 6      2.  By adding a new part to be appropriately designated and
 
 7 to read as follows:
 
 8                   "PART  .  OTHER PROVISIONS
 
 9      21-    Legislative studies; cost estimates.(a)  Any
 
10 state agency requested or required by the legislature, or either
 
11 house or a body thereof, to submit a study or report, upon
 
12 submittal, shall include an estimate of the cost of the study or
 
13 report.  The estimate shall include the cost of:
 
14      (1)  Staff time;
 
15      (2)  Travel;
 
16      (3)  Printing;
 
17      (4)  Long distance telephone, telefax, and postal charges;
 
18           and
 
19      (5)  The use of any computer database or research resources.
 

 
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 1      (b)  The estimate shall not include:
 
 2      (1)  Any apportionment of capital expenses such as
 
 3           construction costs for office space;
 
 4      (2)  Other routine and usual office expenses such as rent
 
 5           and office supplies; or
 
 6      (3)  Employee benefits."
 
 7      SECTION 2.  New statutory material is underscored.
 
 8      SECTION 3.  This Act shall take effect upon its approval.
 
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10                           INTRODUCED BY:  _______________________