Honolulu, Hawaii

                , 2015


RE:   H.B. No. 500

      H.D. 1





Honorable Joseph M. Souki

Speaker, House of Representatives

Twenty-Eighth State Legislature

Regular Session of 2015

State of Hawaii




     Your Committee on Finance, to which was referred H.B. No. 500 entitled:




begs leave to report as follows:


     The purpose of this measure is to appropriate funds for the operating and capital improvement costs of the Executive Branch for fiscal year (FY) 2015-2016 and FY 2016-2017.


     The Office of the Lieutenant Governor; Department of Agriculture; Department of Accounting and General Services; Department of Business, Economic Development, and Tourism; Hawaii Housing Finance and Development Corporation; Hawaii Strategic Development Corporation; High Technology Development Corporation; Department of Commerce and Consumer Affairs; Public Utilities Commission; Department of Defense; Department of Education; Department of Human Resources Development; Hawaii Public Housing Authority; Hawaii Health Systems Corporation; State Council on Developmental Disabilities; Department of Land and Natural Resources; Kahoolawe Island Reserve Commission; Department of Public Safety; Department of Transportation; Hawaii Invasive Species Council; Kauai Invasive Species Committee; Big Island Invasive Species Committee; Oahu Invasive Species Committee; Maui Invasive Species Committee; Maui County Office on Aging; Mauna Kea Watershed Alliance; Kauai Watershed Alliance; Partners in Care; Waikiki Health; Hawaii Appleseed Center for Law and Economic Justice; Community Alliance Partners of Hawaii Island; Catholic Charities Hawaii, Hawaii Island; Catholic Charities Hawaii; Hui for Excellence in Education; Community Health Outreach Work Project; Nature Conservancy; PHOCUSED; Princeville Utilities Company; Good Beginnings Alliance; REACH Out; Hawaii Association for Infant Mental Health; Ben Dyre Family Limited Partnership; Hawaii Green Growth; Pacific Rim Land, Inc.; and several individuals testified in support of this measure.


The Department of Hawaiian Home Lands; Hawaii Tourism Authority; State Public Charter School Commission; University of Hawaii; Hawaii Educational Policy Center; KCAA Preschools of Hawaii; Early Learning Advisory Board; Waianae Coast Early Childhood Services; Childcare Business Coalition; American Association of Retired Persons, Hawaii; Maui County Early Childhood Resource Center; COFACAN; Sex Abuse Treatment Center; Kamehameha Schools; Micronesian Health Advisory Coalition; and several individuals provided comments.


     The Administration submitted a budget that totaled:


                              FY 2016          FY 2017

General Funds             $6,595,907,791   $6,920,503,616

All Means of Financing   $12,963,517,646  $13,473,466,599


     Your Committee on Finance has amended this budget to appropriate:


                              FY 2016          FY 2017

General Funds             $6,503,532,599   $6,786,347,598

All Means of Financing   $12,660,768,592  $13,121,907,502  


     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. 500, as amended herein, and recommends that it pass Second Reading in the form attached hereto as H.B. No. 500, H.D. 1, and be placed on the calendar for Third Reading.


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