STAND. COM. REP. NO.  717-12


Honolulu, Hawaii

                , 2012


RE:   H.B. No. 1181

      H.D. 1





Honorable Calvin K.Y. Say

Speaker, House of Representatives

Twenty-Sixth State Legislature

Regular Session of 2012

State of Hawaii




     Your Committee on Finance, to which was referred H.B. No. 1181 entitled:




begs leave to report as follows:


     The purpose of this measure, as received by your Committee, is to create the program realignment and closure committee to recommend state programs that should be discontinued or consolidated.


     Prior to a public hearing on this bill, your Committee circulated a proposed draft and notified the public that it would be accepting testimony on the proposal, which contains the contents of H.B. No. 2468, H.D. 1, Regular Session of 2012.


     The proposed draft brings laws relating to false claims to the State and to the counties into compliance with the federal False Claims Act in order to meet federal requirements that state laws provide the same or greater protections as those established under section 1909 of the Social Security Act.


     The Attorney General supported the proposed draft.


     Your Committee has amended the proposed draft by 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. 1181, as amended herein, and recommends that it pass Second Reading in the form attached hereto as H.B. No. 1181, H.D. 1, and be placed on the calendar for Third Reading.


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