Honolulu, Hawaii
                                                     , 1999

                                   RE:  S.B. No. 1214

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


     Your Committee on Ways and Means, to which was referred S.B.
No. 1214 entitled: 


begs leave to report as follows:

     The purpose of this bill is to extend the life of the
temporary Maritime Authority Commission, created by Act 183,
Session Laws of Hawaii 1998, to allow it sufficient time to
complete its work.

     Specifically, this bill extends the life of the temporary
Maritime Authority Commission for one year until the adjournment
of the Regular Session of 2000, and delays for one year the
deadline for submittal of its report to the Legislature to
December 20, 1999.

     Your Committee finds that the mission of the temporary
Maritime Authority Commission is to examine the complexities
involved, plan the details of the creation of the Hawaii Maritime
Authority, and make recommendations to the Legislature regarding
its findings, including proposed legislation.

     Your Committee further finds that numerous complex issues
still need to be addressed by the temporary Commission, including

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the type of governance structure that would best suit Hawaii, the
amount of autonomy this Authority would have, its relationship
with the administration including the Governor and state
departments, the civil service status of its employees, and the
financial impact of a port authority.  Therefore, an extension of
time is needed to extend the life of the temporary Hawaii
Maritime Authority Commission.

     As affirmed by the record of votes of the members of your
Committee on Ways and Means that is attached to this report, your
Committee is in accord with the intent and purpose of S.B. No.
1214 and recommends that it pass Third Reading.

                                 Respectfully submitted on behalf
                                 of the members of the Committee
                                 on Ways and Means,

                                 CAROL FUKUNAGA, Co-Chair

                                 ANDREW LEVIN, Co-Chair

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