STAND. COM. REP. NO. 3547
RE: H.C.R. No. 178
Honorable Shan S. Tsutsui
President of the Senate
Twenty-Sixth State Legislature
Regular Session of 2012
State of Hawaii
Your Committee on Ways and Means, to which was referred H.C.R. No. 178, H.D. 1, entitled:
"HOUSE CONCURRENT RESOLUTION REQUESTING A REPORT OF ALL STATE DEPARTMENT EXPENDITURES RELATING TO ENERGY CONSERVATION CONTRACTS AND POWER PURCHASE AGREEMENTS,"
begs leave to report as follows:
The purpose and intent of this measure is to request each of the various state departments to report to the Legislature through the Department of Budget and Finance on their energy conservation contracts and power purchase agreements.
Additionally, the measure requests the University of Hawaii, Department of Transportation, Department of Accounting and General Services, and Department of Education to provide a detailed analysis to the Legislature through the Department of Budget and Finance on their power purchase agreements.
Your Committee received testimony in support of this measure from the Department of Accounting and General Services and one individual. The Department of Budget and Finance and the Department of Education submitted comments on the measure.
Your Committee finds that maintenance contracts help keep major building facilities in good working order to avoid disruptions and to ensure safe and secure work places. Your Committee further finds that the annual cost of maintenance agreements throughout all state departments and agencies is substantial. The reports requested by this measure will help the State determine whether it would be financially beneficial for the State to self-insure some or all of these maintenance costs.
Your Committee has amended this measure by:
(1) Clarifying in the title and body that the measure applies to all of the various state departments and the University of Hawaii; and
(2) Making technical nonsubstantive amendments for the purposes of clarity, consistency, and style.
As affirmed by the record of votes of the members of your Committee on Ways and Means that is attached to this report, your Committee concurs with the intent and purpose of H.C.R. No. 178, H.D. 1, as amended herein, and recommends its adoption in the form attached hereto as H.C.R. No. 178, H.D. 1, S.D. 1.
Respectfully submitted on behalf of the members of the Committee on Ways and Means,
DAVID Y. IGE, Chair