Honolulu, Hawaii
                                                     , 1999

                                   RE:  S.B. No. 105

Honorable Norman Mizuguchi
President of the Senate
Twentieth State Legislature
Regular Session of 1999
State of Hawaii


     Your Committee on Government Operations and Housing, to
which was referred S.B. No. 105 entitled: 


begs leave to report as follows:

     The purpose of this measure is to streamline and improve the
delivery of government services by restructuring state

     More specifically, this measure will create an advisory
commission on government restructuring to develop appropriate
policies for restructuring and provide for a comprehensive
implementation strategy to be utilized in the review of the
departments and offices of the executive branch of state

     Testimony in support of this measure was received from the
Boat Owners Association of the State of Hawaii.  Testimony
opposed to this measure was received from United Public Workers

     Your Committee finds that there continues to be a need to
eliminate the duplication of government services and also a need
for government agencies to adapt to the ever-changing needs and
demands of the public they serve.  Your Committee finds that in
order to achieve improved government efficiency and productivity,
restructuring of the government must take place.

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     Your Committee finds that studies to improve the
responsiveness and efficiency of state government have been
conducted, including the 1996 study conducted by the governor,
entitled, "Restructuring State Government Services," and reports
ranging from 1974 and 1977 from the commission on organization of
government ("CORE"), to the 1993 report of the interim commission
on government redesign, all of which supported the need to
redesign the delivery of state government services.  Your
Committee finds that these studies need to be re-visited in order
to determine the best means to increase government productivity
and realize savings.

     Your Committee finds that this measure will enable the
structure of our State government to be researched and analyzed
thoroughly.  This will enable the public to actively contribute
to the reorganization and evaluation of our government's
organization.  Consequently, the public will have an improved
understanding of the organization and employees that compile the
State agencies and departments.  Government employees will
benefit from this measure through improved efficiency which in
return will lower their anxiety and increase productivity.

     Your Committee finds that this measure addresses the State's
economic stagnation by enabling state government to enhance its
productivity and to fill the budget gap with the resultant
savings.  This measure encourages re-direction of government
first to a commitment to education of our children and more
efficient delivery of services to stimulate economic growth of
small businesses and re-shape economic development programs.

     As affirmed by the record of votes of the members of your
Committee on Government Operations and Housing that is attached
to this report, your Committee is in accord with the intent and
purpose of S.B. No. 105 and recommends that it pass Second
Reading and be referred to the Committee on Ways and Means.

                                   Respectfully submitted on
                                   behalf of the members of the
                                   Committee on Government
                                   Operations and Housing,

                                   ROD TAM, Chair

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