Honolulu, Hawaii
                                                   , 1999

                                 RE: H.B. No. 1221
                                     H.D. 1

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


     Your Committee on Legislative Management, to which was
referred H.B. No. 1221 entitled: 


begs leave to report as follows:

     The purpose of this bill is to transfer responsibility for
the sale of legislative materials from the Lieutenant Governor to
the Revisor of Statutes.

     The Office of the Lieutenant Governor supported this bill,
but recommended amending section 91-4.3, Hawaii Revised Statutes,
to require the Legislative Reference Bureau (LRB), instead of the
Office of the Lieutenant Governor, to sell the Hawaii
Administrative Rules Index.  The Office of the Lieutenant
Governor noted that it is not necessary to duplicate the efforts
of the LRB, which already produces a comprehensive index of the
Administrative Rules.

     LRB commented that although the sale and distribution of
legislative materials should remain with the Executive Branch, if
the Legislature determines that the transfer is necessary, then
an appropriation would be needed to facilitate the transfer.

     Taking into account these recommendations, your Committee
has amended this measure as follows:

     (1)  Required the LRB, instead of the Lieutenant Governor,
          to sell the Hawaii Administrative Rules Index; and

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     (2)  Appropriated a blank amount to facilitate the transfer
          of functions.

     Your Committee believes that this consolidation should not
only streamline government but would also provide greater
convenience to the public because all legislative-related
materials would be available at one location.  However, the
following costs and logistical factors must be subsequently
determined and considered:

     (1)  Any additional handling and warehouse/storage space
          costs to be incurred by the LRB, including needed space
          at the Capitol; and

     (2)  The possibility of transferring involved resources from
          the Lieutenant Governor's Office to the LRB.

     LRB was requested to provide the above information before
this measure is scheduled for hearing by the House Committee on

     In addition, your Committee made numerous technical,
nonsubstantive amendments to correct drafting and clerical
errors, including setting forth section 26-1, Hawaii Revised
Statutes, in its entirety to prevent its ultimate repeal and
reenactment as required in Act 27, Special Session Laws of Hawaii
(SSLH) 1995.  As amended and set forth in this measure, section
26-1 includes all of the amendments to the section made to date
since Act 27, SSLH 1995, to confirm the form and substance of the
section as intended by your Committee to survive upon enactment.

     The June 30, 1999, drop dead requirement of Act 27, SSLH
1995, which was subsequently amended by Act 13, Session Laws of
Hawaii 1996, was also addressed to ensure that certain provisions
of section 26-1 are not inadvertently eliminated after June 30,

     As affirmed by the record of votes of the members of your
Committee on Legislative Management that is attached to this
report, your Committee is in accord with the intent and purpose
of H.B. No. 1221, as amended herein, and recommends that it pass
Second Reading in the form attached hereto as H.B. No. 1221, H.D.
1, and be referred to the Committee on Finance.

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                                   Respectfully submitted on
                                   behalf of the members of the
                                   Committee on Legislative

                                   EZRA KANOHO, Chair