REPORT TITLE:
Budget


DESCRIPTION:
Requires reductions in allotments due to revenue shortfalls to be
equal in percentages.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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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 BUDGETING.



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

 1      SECTION 1.  Chapter 37, Hawaii Revised Statutes, is amended
 
 2 by adding a new section to be appropriately designated and to
 
 3 read as follows:
 
 4      "37-    Conformance to legislative priorities.  If revenue
 
 5 shortfalls cause modification or reduction of allotments under
 
 6 section 37-35 or 37-36, reductions in allotment shall so far as
 
 7 is practical be made in equal percentages across affected
 
 8 appropriations; provided that equality in reductions shall not be
 
 9 required if it produces an illegal result.  If revenues are
 
10 subsequently greater than projected at the time of the
 
11 modification or reduction, the director of finance shall promptly
 
12 restore allotments in proportion to any reductions made and
 
13 consistent with actual revenue, so that allotments so far as is
 
14 practical shall be proportionate to the legislature's
 
15 appropriations.  The director of finance shall not reduce
 
16 allotments based on targeted or anticipated savings, changing
 
17 conditions, changes in law, or efficiency increases, unless
 
18 appropriated moneys freed thereby cannot be used for the
 
19 programmatic purposes of the appropriation."
 

 
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 1      SECTION 2.  New statutory material is underscored.
 
 2      SECTION 3.  This Act shall take effect upon its approval.
 
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 4                           INTRODUCED BY:  _______________________