STAND. COM. REP. NO.60-02
RE: H.B. No. 1983
Honorable Calvin K.Y. Say
Speaker, House of Representatives
Twenty-First State Legislature
Regular Session of 2002
State of Hawaii
Your Committee on Economic Development and Business Concerns, to which was referred H.B. No. 1983 entitled:
"A BILL FOR AN ACT RELATING TO ADMINISTRATIVE PROCEDURE,"
begs leave to report as follows:
The purpose of this bill is to:
(1) Amend administrative rules statutes by adding provisions related to:
(A) Rulemaking procedure;
(B) Rules required by federal law; and
(C) Repeal of administrative rules based on statutes or ordinances that have been subsequently repealed;
(2) Establish a Rule Drafting Policy Task Force;
(3) Establish an Administrative Rules Review Pilot Program under the Department of Commerce and Consumer Affairs; and
(4) Make permanent Act 168, Session Laws of Hawaii 1998, also known as the Hawaii Small Business Regulatory Flexibility Act.
Testimony in support of this measure was provided by the Chamber of Commerce of Hawaii and a concerned citizen. The Department of Business, Economic Development, and Tourism and the Hawaii Business League supported the intent of this measure. A concerned individual offered comments. The Sierra Club, Hawaii Chapter, opposed this bill.
Upon further consideration, your Committee has amended this measure by:
(1) Deleting all references to the Hawaii Small Business Regulatory Flexibility Act, including the deletion of the provision making this Act permanent; and
(2) Making technical, nonsubstantive amendments for the purposes of style and clarity.
As affirmed by the record of votes of the members of your Committee on Economic Development and Business Concerns that is attached to this report, your Committee is in accord with the intent and purpose of H.B. No. 1983, as amended herein, and recommends that it pass Second Reading in the form attached hereto as H.B. No. 1983, H.D. 1, and be referred to the Committee on Judiciary and Hawaiian Affairs.
Respectfully submitted on behalf of the members of the Committee on Economic Development and Business Concerns,
LEI AHU ISA, Chair