STAND. COM. REP. NO.29-02
RE: H.B. No. 2586
Honorable Calvin K.Y. Say
Speaker, House of Representatives
Twenty-First State Legislature
Regular Session of 2002
State of Hawaii
Your Committee on Higher Education, to which was referred H.B. No. 2586 entitled:
"A BILL FOR AN ACT RELATING TO CLAIMS AGAINST THE UNIVERSITY OF HAWAII AND PROVIDING APPROPRIATIONS THEREFOR,"
begs leave to report as follows:
The purpose of this bill is to appropriate $138,162.50 to fund the settlement of Tammy Silva v. University of Hawaii.
The University of Hawaii (UH) submitted testimony in support of the bill.
Your Committee finds that the factual evidence in the lawsuit Tammy Silva v. University of Hawaii does not support UH's decision to settle out-of-court for such an amount. Your Committee further believes that since UH is an autonomous entity, future settlement of any claims concerning UH should be funded by UH.
Nevertheless, your Committee believes that it would be more appropriate for the Committee on Judiciary and Hawaiian Affairs to consider the legal issues raised by this measure. Therefore, your Committee made no amendments to this bill.
As affirmed by the record of votes of the members of your Committee on Higher Education that is attached to this report, your Committee is in accord with the intent and purpose of H.B. No. 2586 and recommends that it pass Second Reading and be referred to the Committee on Judiciary and Hawaiian Affairs.
Respectfully submitted on behalf of the members of the Committee on Higher Education,
ROY TAKUMI, Chair