STAND. COM. REP. NO.  1589

 

Honolulu, Hawaii

                , 2015

 

RE:   S.B. No. 1072

      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 S.B. No. 1072 entitled:

 

"A BILL FOR AN ACT MAKING AN EMERGENCY APPROPRIATION FOR THE DEPARTMENT OF THE ATTORNEY GENERAL,"

 

begs leave to report as follows:

 

     The purpose of this measure is to provide an emergency appropriation of $1,100,000 to the Department of the Attorney General for fiscal year 2014-2015 to retain expert witnesses and expert counsel for major litigation involving the State.

 

     Pursuant to requirements set forth in Article VII, Section 9, of the Hawaii State Constitution, the Governor, in Governor's Message No. 225 to the Legislature, requested immediate consideration and passage of this measure by the Legislature to retain expert witnesses and expert counsel for major litigation involving the State.

 

     The Department of the Attorney General testified in support of this measure.

 

     Your Committee has amended this measure by making the appropriation an unspecified amount and 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 S.B. No. 1072, as amended herein, and recommends that it pass Third Reading in the form attached hereto as S.B. No. 1072, H.D. 1.

 

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

 

 

 

 

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SYLVIA LUKE, Chair