STAND. COM. REP. NO.863-02
RE: S.B. No. 2680
Honorable Calvin K.Y. Say
Speaker, House of Representatives
Twenty-First State Legislature
Regular Session of 2002
State of Hawaii
Your Committee on Education, to which was referred S.B. No. 2680 entitled:
"A BILL FOR AN ACT RELATING TO SCHOOL FACILITIES,"
begs leave to report as follows:
The purpose of this bill is to promote cost-effective and efficient processes relating to project specifications for repair and maintenance of educational facilities.
Specifically, this bill:
(1) Deletes the requirement to develop project specifications based on a qualified products list; and
(2) Allows project specifications to be developed based on generic specifications or prescriptive specifications.
The Department of Accounting and General Services supported this measure. The Department of Education commented on this bill.
Your Committee notes that this measure allows for less restrictive methods to achieve the original intent of the State Educational Facilities Repair and Maintenance Account. Generic specifications established in this bill will allow for more competition between suppliers and more flexibility for contractors.
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. 2680, and recommends that it pass Second Reading and be referred to the Committee on Finance.
Respectfully submitted on behalf of the members of the Committee on Education,
KEN ITO, Chair