STAND. COM. REP. NO.2372
RE: S.B. No. 2680
Honorable Robert Bunda
President of the Senate
Twenty-First State Legislature
Regular Session of 2002
State of Hawaii
Your Committees on Education and Transportation, Military Affairs and Government Operations, to which was referred S.B. No. 2680 entitled:
"A BILL FOR AN ACT RELATING TO SCHOOL FACILITIES,"
beg leave to report as follows:
The purpose of this measure is to clarify the project specification requirements of state educational facilities repair and maintenance projects.
Testimony in support of this measure was received from the Department of Accounting and General Services (DAGS), Department of Education, and HSTA.
Current law requires the comptroller to develop project specifications based on qualified products lists and standard commercial products. This measure would change reference to "qualified products lists" to "generic specifications or prescriptive specifications" using standard commercial products.
According to testimony of DAGS, this measure is intended to open up the competition to bidding and result in better quality with the potential for savings.
As affirmed by the records of votes of the members of your Committees on Education and Transportation, Military Affairs and Government Operations that are attached to this report, your Committees are in accord with the intent and purpose of S.B. No. 2680 and recommend that it pass Second Reading and be referred to the Committee on Ways and Means.
Respectfully submitted on behalf of the members of the Committees on Education and Transportation, Military Affairs and Government Operations,
CAL KAWAMOTO, Chair
NORMAN SAKAMOTO, Chair