STAND. COM. REP. NO.1122-02
RE: S.B. No. 2526
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 S.B. No. 2526, S.D. 2, entitled:
"A BILL FOR AN ACT RELATING TO PARENTAL PREFERENCES IN GOVERNMENT CONTRACTS, PROGRAMS, AND SERVICES,"
begs leave to report as follows:
The purpose of this bill is to encourage parental participation in child rearing by:
(1) Adding the Judiciary to the list of state and county agencies required to eliminate parental preferences in contracts, programs, and services; and
(2) Requiring the Judiciary and each state and county agency to submit annual reports to the Legislature on the effect of the required elimination of parental preferences in their respective contracts, programs, and services.
Your Committee has amended this measure by:
(1) Generalizing the reporting requirements by deleting the specific requirement that the annual report on the effects of the implementation of this policy submitted to the Legislature by each state and county executive agency and the Judiciary include its effects on each program, contract, and service; and
(2) Making technical, nonsubstantive amendments for purposes of clarity, conformity, and style.
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 S.B. No. 2526, S.D. 2, as amended herein, and recommends that it pass Second Reading in the form attached hereto as S.B. No. 2526, S.D. 2, H.D. 1, 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