STAND. COM. REP. NO. 1500
RE: S.B. No. 1928
Honorable Calvin K.Y. Say
Speaker, House of Representatives
Twenty-Fourth State Legislature
Regular Session of 2007
State of Hawaii
Your Committee on Judiciary, to which was referred S.B. No. 1928, S.D. 2, H.D. 1, entitled:
"A BILL FOR AN ACT RELATING TO THE OFFICE OF THE AUDITOR,"
begs leave to report as follows:
The purpose of the bill is to:
(1) Authorize and fund an investigative unit in the Office of the Auditor to conduct investigations involving alleged or suspected government waste, fraud, abuse, nonfeasance, or malfeasance; and
(2) Appropriate funds for the completion of the work of the Hawaii 2050 Task force.
The Office of the Auditor and Windward Ahupua‘a Alliance testified in support of this bill. The Department of the Attorney General submitted comments.
Your Committee amended the measure by:
(1) Changing the effective date to July 1, 2112, to continue further discussion; and
(2) Making technical and nonsubstantive changes for clarity, consistency, and style.
As affirmed by the record of votes of the members of your Committee on Judiciary that is attached to this report, your Committee is in accord with the intent and purpose of S.B. No. 1928, S.D. 2, H.D. 1, as amended herein, and recommends that it be referred to the Committee on Finance in the form attached hereto as S.B. No. 1928, S.D. 2, H.D. 2.
Respectfully submitted on behalf of the members of the Committee on Judiciary,
TOMMY WATERS, Chair