STAND. COM. REP. NO.2882
RE: H.B. No. 1974
Honorable Robert Bunda
President of the Senate
Twenty-First State Legislature
Regular Session of 2002
State of Hawaii
Your Committees on Education and Transportation, Military Affairs and Government Operations, to which was referred H.B. No. 1974, H.D. 1, entitled:
"A BILL FOR AN ACT RELATING TO SCHOOL REPAIR AND MAINTENANCE,"
beg leave to report as follows:
The purpose of this measure is to provide funds for a position in the Department of Accounting and General Services to coordinate public and private efforts to repair and maintain public schools.
Your Committees received testimony in support of the measure from the Department of Accounting and General Services, the Department of Education, Hawaii Government Employees Association, Hawaii's 3R's, General Contractors Association, Hawaii Chamber of Commerce, and Hawaii State Teachers Association. Your Committees received testimony in opposition to the measure from a private individual.
Your Committees find that Hawaii 3R's has been an innovative and effective means of beginning to tackle the State's extensive repair and maintenance backlog, and forging lasting community partnerships. Although the program should be allowed to continue its good work, Act 309, Session Laws of Hawaii 2001 only funded the coordinator position for the first fiscal year.
Your Committees have amended the measure to increase funding for the measure from $1 to $51,312 to appropriately value additional duties that have been assigned to the position that provide synergy with the repair and maintenance program. A technical, nonsubstantive amendment was also made.
As affirmed by the records of votes of the members of your Committees on Education and Transportation, Military Affairs and Government Operations that are attached to this report, your Committees are in accord with the intent and purpose of H.B. No. 1974, H.D. 1, as amended herein, and recommend that it pass Second Reading in the form attached hereto as H.B. No. 1974, H.D. 1, S.D. 1, and be referred to the Committee on Ways and Means.
Respectfully submitted on behalf of the members of the Committees on Education and Transportation, Military Affairs and Government Operations,
CAL KAWAMOTO, Chair
NORMAN SAKAMOTO, Chair