STAND. COM. REP. 316-02
RE: H.B. No. 2559
Honorable Calvin K.Y. Say
Speaker, House of Representatives
Twenty-First State Legislature
Regular Session of 2002
State of Hawaii
Your Committee on Judiciary and Hawaiian Affairs, to which was referred H.B. No. 2559 entitled:
"A BILL FOR AN ACT RELATING TO THE REPEAL OF NULL AND VOID AND UNNECESSARY ADMINISTRATIVE RULES,"
begs leave to report as follows:
The purpose of this bill is to repeal administrative rules that are either null and void or unnecessary.
Your Committee received testimony in support of this bill from the Office of the Lieutenant Governor, the Department of Commerce and Consumer Affairs, the Department of Education, and the Department of Land and Natural Resources. The Office of the Lieutenant Governor had originally proposed this bill as one of its measures to streamline Hawaii State government and to increase government efficiency. According to the Lieutenant Governor's testimony, null and void rules are those rules for which the underlying statutes have been repealed, and unnecessary rules include those rules that are redundant.
Your Committee has amended the bill by providing that as for any contracts entered into pursuant to the administrative rules being repealed by this bill, those contracts shall continue to be honored until the contracts' termination.
As affirmed by the record of votes of the members of your Committee on Judiciary and Hawaiian Affairs that is attached to this report, your Committee is in accord with the intent and purpose of H.B. No. 2559, as amended herein, and recommends that it pass Second Reading in the form attached hereto as H.B. No. 2559, H.D. 1, and be referred to the Committee on Finance.
Respectfully submitted on behalf of the members of the Committee on Judiciary and Hawaiian Affairs,
ERIC G. HAMAKAWA, Chair