STAND. COM. REP. NO. 823

                                 Honolulu, Hawaii
                                                   , 1999

                                 RE: H.B. No. 1166
                                     H.D. 1




Honorable Calvin K.Y. Say
Speaker, House of Representatives
Twentieth State Legislature
Regular Session of 1999
State of Hawaii

Sir:

     Your Committee on Finance, to which was referred H.B. No.
1166 entitled: 

     "A BILL FOR AN ACT RELATING TO THE EMPLOYMENT AND TRAINING
     FUND PROGRAM,"

begs leave to report as follows:

     The purpose of this bill is to ensure that funds for grants
and subsidies under the Employment Training Fund (Fund) is
expended in a timely manner by exempting the Fund from chapter
103F, Hawaii Revised Statutes, which relates to purchases of
health and human services.

     The Department of Labor and Industrial Relations, the State
Procurement Office, the Hawaii Convention Center, the Oceanic
Institute, and the Hawaii Fashion Industry Association testified
in support of this measure.

     Your Committee has amended the bill by making technical,
nonsubstantive amendments for the purpose of 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.
1166, as amended herein, and recommends that it pass Third
Reading in the form attached hereto as H.B. No. 1166, H.D. 1.


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



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                                   DWIGHT Y. TAKAMINE, Chair