STAND. COM. REP. NO.634-02
RE: H.B. No. 1810
Honorable Calvin K.Y. Say
Speaker, House of Representatives
Twenty-First State Legislature
Regular Session of 2002
State of Hawaii
Your Committee on Finance, to which was referred H.B. No. 1810, H.D. 1, entitled:
"A BILL FOR AN ACT RELATING TO GOVERNMENT,"
begs leave to report as follows:
The purpose of this bill is to propose an amendment to the Constitution of the State of Hawaii to repeal the Governor's line item veto power, which is the power to veto specific items in any bill that appropriates money for specific purposes.
The Department of Budget and Finance and the Libertarian Party of Hawaii opposed this measure.
Your Committee has amended this bill by clarifying the question to be printed on the election ballot.
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. 1810, H.D. 1, as amended herein, and recommends that it pass Third Reading in the form attached hereto as H.B. No. 1810, H.D. 2.
Respectfully submitted on behalf of the members of the Committee on Finance,
DWIGHT Y. TAKAMINE, Chair