STAND. COM. REP. NO.762-02
RE: S.B. No. 2768
Honorable Calvin K.Y. Say
Speaker, House of Representatives
Twenty-First State Legislature
Regular Session of 2002
State of Hawaii
Your Committees on Health and Human Services and Housing, to which was referred S.B. No. 2768, S.D. 1, entitled:
"A BILL FOR AN ACT RELATING TO ACCESS FOR PERSONS WITH DISABILITIES,"
beg leave to report as follows:
The purpose of this bill is to improve access for persons with disabilities by:
(1) Requiring the design requirements for state and county construction projects to conform to the federal Fair Housing Amendments Act of 1988; and
(2) Clarifying the application of the design requirements law as it pertains to projects involving federal funds.
The Disability and Communication Access Board testified in support of this measure.
Your Committees find that this bill will clarify the scope of coverage of the law to projects that are federally-funded and administered by the State or a county. Currently, the law establishes the scope of coverage as federal, state, and county projects. Federal projects should not be under the jurisdiction of state law.
As affirmed by the records of votes of the members of your Committees on Health and Human Services and Housing that are attached to this report, your Committees are in accord with the intent and purpose of S.B. No. 2768, S.D. 1, and recommend that it pass Second Reading and be referred to the Committee on Finance.
Respectfully submitted on behalf of the members of the Committees on Health and Human Services and Housing,
MICHAEL P. KAHIKINA, Chair
DENNIS A. ARAKAKI, Chair