STAND. COM. REP. NO. 2400

 

Honolulu, Hawaii

                  

 

RE:    S.B. No. 2780

       S.D. 1

 

 

 

Honorable Colleen Hanabusa

President of the Senate

Twenty-Fourth State Legislature

Regular Session of 2008

State of Hawaii

 

Madam:

 

     Your Committees on Judiciary and Labor and Tourism and Government Operations, to which was referred S.B. No. 2780 entitled:

 

"A BILL FOR AN ACT RELATING TO PUBLIC WORKS,"

 

beg leave to report as follows:

 

     The purpose of this measure is to broaden the definition of "public work" to include a construction contract between private parties that use state or county land for commercial activity.

 

     Your Committees received testimony in opposition to this measure from the Department of Land and Natural Resources, the Department of Labor and Industrial Relations, and the Department of Accounting and General Services.

 

     Your Committees find that this measure will ensure that state wage and hour laws are recognized and enforced in construction projects that involve state or county land.

 

     Your Committees have amended the measure by:

 

     (1)  Limiting the scope of the measure to construction contracts valued at $500 or more;

 

     (2)  Clarifying that the applicability of the public work law is included in leases or agreements related to the use of state or county land and requiring a copy to be filed with the Department of Accounting and General Services;

 

     (3)  Changing the effective date to July 1, 2050 to allow for continuing discussion on this measure; and

 

     (4)  Making a technical amendment to conform to the amendments.

 

     As affirmed by the records of votes of the members of your Committees on Judiciary and Labor and Tourism and Government Operations that are attached to this report, your Committees are in accord with the intent and purpose of S.B. No. 2780, as amended herein, and recommend that it pass Second Reading in the form attached hereto as S.B. No. 2780, S.D. 1, and be referred to the Committee on Ways and Means.

 

Respectfully submitted on behalf of the members of the Committees on Judiciary and Labor and Tourism and Government Operations,

 

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CLARENCE K. NISHIHARA, Chair

 

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BRIAN T. TANIGUCHI, Chair