STAND. COM. REP. NO.3316

Honolulu, Hawaii

, 2002

RE: S.C.R. No. 121

 

 

Honorable Robert Bunda

President of the Senate

Twenty-First State Legislature

Regular Session of 2002

State of Hawaii

Sir:

Your Committees on Transportation, Military Affairs and Government Operations and Health and Human Services, to which was referred S.C.R. No. 121 entitled:

"SENATE CONCURRENT RESOLUTION REQUESTING A STUDY OF THE CURRENT POLICIES AND CRITERIA USED IN CONDUCTING SUNRISE REVIEWS PURSUANT TO CHAPTER 26H, HAWAII REVISED STATUTES,"

beg leave to report as follows:

The purpose of this measure is to request that the Legislative Reference Bureau (LRB) conduct a study of the current policies and criteria used by the Auditor in conducting sunrise reviews pursuant to Chapter 26H, Hawaii Revised Statutes (HRS).

The Department of Commerce and Consumer Affairs submitted comments on this measure.

Your Committees find that regulatory licensing is an exercise of the State's police power that should be undertaken only where reasonably necessary to protect the health, safety, or welfare of consumers of the licensed services.

The policies adopted by the Legislature in Section 26H-2, HRS, guide the Auditor in conducting the sunrise review of licensed programs. A study of these policies by LRB will help the Legislature determine whether the policies are appropriate.

As affirmed by the records of votes of the members of your Committees on Transportation, Military Affairs and Government Operations and Health and Human Services that are attached to this report, your Committees concur with the intent and purpose of S.C.R. No. 121 and recommend that it be referred to the Committee on Ways and Means.

Respectfully submitted on behalf of the members of the Committees on Transportation, Military Affairs and Government Operations and Health and Human Services,

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DAVID MATSUURA, Chair

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CAL KAWAMOTO, Chair