STAND. COM. REP. NO.  658

 

Honolulu, Hawaii

                , 2015

 

RE:   H.B. No. 774

      H.D. 1

 

 

 

 

Honorable Joseph M. Souki

Speaker, House of Representatives

Twenty-Eighth State Legislature

Regular Session of 2015

State of Hawaii

 

Sir:

 

     Your Committee on Finance, to which was referred H.B. No. 774, H.D. 1, entitled:

 

"A BILL FOR AN ACT RELATING TO SMALL BUSINESS,"

 

begs leave to report as follows:

 

     The purpose of this measure is to assist small businesses in Hawaii and give them a voice in the administrative rulemaking process by appropriating funds to the Department of Business, Economic Development, and Tourism to enable the Small Business Regulatory Review Board to hire additional staff.

 

     The State Procurement Office, Small Business Regulatory Review Board, Hawaii Farm Bureau, Hawaii Business League, Chamber of Commerce of Hawaii, Hawaii Cattlemen's Council, Building Industry of Hawaii, and a concerned individual supported this measure.  The Department of Business, Economic Development and Tourism provided comments on this measure.

 

     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. 774, H.D. 1, and recommends that it pass Third Reading.

 

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

 

 

 

 

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SYLVIA LUKE, Chair