CONFERENCE COMMITTEE REP. NO. 147

 

Honolulu, Hawaii

                 , 2015

 

RE:    H.B. No. 540

       H.D. 1

       S.D. 2

       C.D. 1

 

 

 

Honorable Joseph M. Souki

Speaker, House of Representatives

Twenty-Eighth State Legislature

Regular Session of 2015

State of Hawaii

 

Honorable Donna Mercado Kim

President of the Senate

Twenty-Eighth State Legislature

Regular Session of 2015

State of Hawaii

 

Sir and Madam:

 

     Your Committee on Conference on the disagreeing vote of the House of Representatives to the amendments proposed by the Senate in H.B. No. 540, H.D. 1, S.D. 2, entitled:

 

"A BILL FOR AN ACT RELATING TO THE UNIVERSITY OF HAWAII ACCOUNTING AND FINANCIAL MANAGEMENT SYSTEM,"

 

having met, and after full and free discussion, has agreed to recommend and does recommend to the respective Houses the final passage of this bill in an amended form.

 

     The purpose of this bill is to extend the authority of the University of Hawaii to maintain a separate accounting and financial management system that is compatible with State accounting and financial systems.

 

Your Committee on Conference has amended this bill by:

 

(1)  Adding statutory language that requires the University to expend legislative appropriations in accordance with the Legislature's intent as expressed in the relevant appropriation vehicles, report to the Legislature to account for funds spent otherwise or left unexpended, and return an amount equal to the funds contained in the report plus related recurring appropriations to the general fund;

 

(2)  Extending the sunset provisions to June 30, 2018, instead of June 30, 2019;

 

(3)  Making technical, nonsubstantive amendments for the purposes of clarity and consistency; and

 

(4)  Changing the effective date to June 29, 2015.

 

     As affirmed by the record of votes of the managers of your Committee on Conference that is attached to this report, your Committee on Conference is in accord with the intent and purpose of H.B. No. 540, H.D. 1, S.D. 2, as amended herein, and recommends that it pass Final Reading in the form attached hereto as H.B. No. 540, H.D. 1, S.D. 2, C.D. 1.

 

Respectfully submitted on behalf of the managers:

 

ON THE PART OF THE SENATE

 

ON THE PART OF THE HOUSE

 

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BRIAN T. TANIGUCHI, Chair

 

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ISAAC W. CHOY, Co-Chair

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LORRAINE R. INOUYE, Co-Chair

 

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KYLE T. YAMASHITA, Co-Chair