STAND. COM. REP. NO. 902
RE: H.B. No. 114
Honorable Joseph M. Souki
Speaker, House of Representatives
Twenty-Seventh State Legislature
Regular Session of 2013
State of Hawaii
Your Committee on Finance, to which was referred H.B. No. 114, H.D. 2, entitled:
"A BILL FOR AN ACT RELATING TO HIGHER EDUCATION,"
begs leave to report as follows:
The purpose of this measure is to assist the University of Hawaii Board of Regents in discharging its constitutional powers and duties and to ensure the responsible use of fiscal resources by the University by statutorily establishing an Independent Audit Committee within the Board of Regents.
For the purposes of a public hearing, your Committee circulated a proposed H.D. 3 that, in addition to the original contents of this measure, requires the state procurement officer, rather than the President of the University of Hawaii, to serve as the chief procurement officer for construction contracts and professional services related to construction contracts for the University of Hawaii.
The University of Hawaii opposed the proposed H.D. 3. The State Procurement Office provided comments on the proposed H.D. 3.
Accordingly, your Committee has amended this measure by adopting the proposed H.D. 3.
Your Committee has further amended this measure by:
(1) Specifying that construction contracts and professional services for which the Administrator of the State Procurement Office shall serve as the chief procurement officer are those furnished by professional engineers, architects, surveyors, and landscape architects, including construction management; 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. 114, H.D. 2, as amended herein, and recommends that it pass Third Reading in the form attached hereto as H.B. No. 114, H.D. 3.
Respectfully submitted on behalf of the members of the Committee on Finance,
SYLVIA LUKE, Chair