HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

H.B. NO.

1852

TWENTY-FIFTH LEGISLATURE, 2010

 

STATE OF HAWAII

 

 

 

 

 

 

A BILL FOR AN ACT

 

 

RELATING TO EDUCATION.

 

 

BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF HAWAII:

 


SECTION 1. The legislature finds that section 302A-1504, Hawaii Revised Statutes, requires the department of education to establish a school-level minor repair and maintenance account that does not exceed $25,000 per school for use by each public school, and requires the department of education to make annual reports to the director of finance on the total amount of funds in the account that shall carry over to the next fiscal year. The legislature also finds that the account and reporting requirements apply to the school-level minor repairs and maintenance special fund established by section 302A-1504.5, Hawaii Revised Statutes. The special fund receives funds from the income check-off on state income tax refunds pursuant to section 235-102.5(b), Hawaii Revised Statutes. The legislature finds that the amount of moneys normally deposited into the special fund is such that a school-by-school accounting of moneys in the special fund is unnecessary. The legislature further finds that section 37-47, Hawaii Revised Statutes, sets forth reporting requirements for all non-general funds, including the school-level minor repairs and maintenance special fund. For these reasons, the legislature finds that the requirements of section 302A-1504, Hawaii Revised Statutes, are duplicative and unnecessary.

The purpose of this Act is to repeal the school-level minor repair and maintenance account and reporting requirements.

SECTION 2. Section 302A-1504, Hawaii Revised Statutes, is repealed.

["302A‑1504 School‑level minor repair and maintenance account. (a) The department shall establish a school-level minor repair and maintenance account for the use by each public school that shall not exceed $25,000 each per school. The account shall be comprised of funds appropriated out of the school-level minor repairs and maintenance special fund pursuant to section 302A‑1504.5 for school-level minor repairs and maintenance and shall not be used for any other purpose, nor shall any other funds be deposited into the account.

(b) Funds in the account shall be expended at the direction of the school principal to contract for minor repairs and maintenance. Notwithstanding any other law to the contrary, special funds appropriated for this purpose that are unencumbered at the close of each fiscal year in the account shall not lapse until June 30 of the first fiscal year of the next fiscal biennium. The department shall submit:

(1) A report to the director of finance, ninety days after the close of each fiscal year, which shall be prepared in the form prescribed by the director of finance and shall identify the total amount of funds in the account that shall carry over to the next fiscal year; and

(2) A copy of this report to the legislature at least twenty days prior to the convening of each regular session of the legislature."]

SECTION 3. Any unexpended or unencumbered funds remaining in any school-level minor repair and maintenance account established under section 302A-1504, Hawaii Revised Statutes, as of the close of business on the effective date of this Act shall lapse to the credit of the school-level minor repairs and maintenance special fund.

SECTION 4. Statutory material to be repealed is bracketed and stricken.


SECTION 5. This Act shall take effect upon its approval.

 

INTRODUCED BY:

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Report Title:

Repeal of School-Level Minor Repair and Maintenance Account

 

Description:

Repeals the school-level minor repair and maintenance account.

 

 

 

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