STAND. COM. REP. NO.3194
RE: H.B. No. 2501
Honorable Robert Bunda
President of the Senate
Twenty-First State Legislature
Regular Session of 2002
State of Hawaii
Your Committee on Ways and Means, to which was referred H.B. No. 2501, H.D. 1, S.D. 1, entitled:
"A BILL FOR AN ACT RELATING TO THE APPROPRIATION FOR STATE EMPLOYEE BENEFIT PROGRAMS,"
begs leave to report as follows:
The purpose of this measure is to deduct $1,000,000 in general fund appropriations for fiscal year 2001-2002 from the amount previously appropriated for the State's unemployment compensation claims and transferring it to the amount previously appropriated for the State's workers' compensation claims.
Specifically, this measure amends the General Appropriations Act of 2001 by amending the fiscal year 2001-2002 general fund appropriation provisos to HRD 102 Work Force Attraction, Selection, Classification, and Effectiveness.
Your Committee finds that reallocating present fiscal year funds from the State's unemployment insurance program to the State's workers' compensation program is necessary to augment the State's workers' compensation funds, which are expected to be depleted by the end of March 2002. On the other hand, the reduction from the unemployment insurance program is not expected to impair the State's ability to meet its unemployment insurance obligations.
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 H.B. No. 2501, H.D. 1, S.D. 1, and recommends that it pass Third Reading.
Respectfully submitted on behalf of the members of the Committee on Ways and Means,
BRIAN T. TANIGUCHI, Chair