STAND. COM. REP. NO.  569-10


Honolulu, Hawaii

                , 2010


RE:   H.B. No. 2441

      H.D. 2





Honorable Calvin K.Y. Say

Speaker, House of Representatives

Twenty-Fifth State Legislature

Regular Session of 2010

State of Hawaii




     Your Committee on Finance, to which was referred H.B. No. 2441, H.D. 1, entitled:




begs leave to report as follows:


     The purpose of this bill is to help facilitate additional construction in the state by requiring the Department of Hawaiian Home Lands, Department of Transportation (DOT), county Boards of Water Supply (BWS), and county Departments of Housing, Planning and Permitting, and Transportation to award project contracts within 30 days of the bid opening date with certain specified exceptions.


     The Pacific Resource Partnership; General Contractors Association of Hawaii; and Hawaii Building and Construction Trades Council, AFL-CIO, testified in support of this bill.  The Planning Department of the County of Kauai opposed this measure.  The State Procurement Office, DOT, and Department of Budget and Fiscal Services and BWS of the City and County of Honolulu offered comments.


     Your Committee has amended this bill by:


     (1)  Inserting a repeal date of June 30, 2015; and


     (2)  Making technical, nonsubstantive amendments for clarity, consistency, and style.


     As affirmed by the record of votes of the members of your Committee on Finance that is attached to this report, your Committee is in accord with the intent and purpose of H.B. No. 2441, H.D. 1, as amended herein, and recommends that it pass Third Reading in the form attached hereto as H.B. No. 2441, H.D. 2.


Respectfully submitted on behalf of the members of the Committee on Finance,