STAND. COM. REP. NO.2366
RE: S.B. No. 2073
Honorable Robert Bunda
President of the Senate
Twenty-First State Legislature
Regular Session of 2002
State of Hawaii
Your Committee on Education, to which was referred S.B. No. 2073 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 measure is to appropriate funds to the University of Hawaii for the satisfaction of claims.
Your Committee received testimony in favor of this measure from the University of Hawaii.
Your Committee finds that Act 115, Session Laws of Hawaii 1998, authorized the Board of Regents of the University of Hawaii to settle claims and lawsuits filed against the University. Act 102, Session Laws of Hawaii 1999, clarified that the authorization to settle claims in Act 115 did not preclude the University from requesting and securing legislative appropriations to fund settlements entered into by and judgments against the University. This measure shall fund the settlement of Silva v. University of Hawaii, et al. Your Committee is referring this bill to the Committee on Ways and Means to provide the proper appropriation.
As affirmed by the record of votes of the members of your Committee on Education that is attached to this report, your Committee is in accord with the intent and purpose of S.B. No. 2073 and recommends that it pass Second Reading and be referred to the Committee on Ways and Means.
Respectfully submitted on behalf of the members of the Committee on Education,
NORMAN SAKAMOTO, Chair