STAND. COM. REP. NO.557-02
RE: H.B. No. 2840
Honorable Calvin K.Y. Say
Speaker, House of Representatives
Twenty-First State Legislature
Regular Session of 2002
State of Hawaii
Your Committee on Finance, to which was referred H.B. No. 2840 entitled:
"A BILL FOR AN ACT RELATING TO STATE GOVERNMENT,"
begs leave to report as follows:
The purpose of this bill is to ensure that scarce state resources are devoted to core government functions by establishing the Core Government Functions Advisory Commission to:
(1) Determine whether and to what extent state programs implement core government functions as specified in the Hawaii State Plan and functional plans; and
(2) Recommend how core government functions can be improved through the elimination, reorganization, or improvement of programs deemed non-core programs, or the redistribution of their resources, or both.
Government Efficiency Teams, Inc., submitted testimony in support of this bill. Hawaii Government Employees Association submitted testimony in opposition to this bill.
As affirmed by the record of votes of the members of your Committee on Finance that is attached to this report, your Committee is in accord with the intent and purpose of H.B. No. 2840 and recommends that it pass Second Reading and be placed on the calendar for Third Reading.
Respectfully submitted on behalf of the members of the Committee on Finance,
DWIGHT Y. TAKAMINE, Chair