STAND. COM. REP. NO. 1026-16
RE: H.B. No. 1700
Honorable Joseph M. Souki
Speaker, House of Representatives
Twenty-Eighth State Legislature
Regular Session of 2016
State of Hawaii
Your Committee on Finance, to which was referred H.B. No. 1700 entitled:
"A BILL FOR AN ACT RELATING TO THE STATE BUDGET,"
begs leave to report as follows:
The Office of the Governor; Department of Accounting and General Services; Department of Agriculture; Department of the Attorney General; Department of Budget and Finance; Department of Business, Economic Development and Tourism; Department of Commerce and Consumer Affairs; Department of Defense; Department of Education; Department of Hawaiian Home Lands; Department of Health; Department of Human Services; Department of Human Resources Development; Department of Labor and Industrial Relations; Department of Land and Natural Resources; Department of Public Safety; Department of Taxation; Department of Transportation; Executive Office on Early Learning; Hawaii Green Infrastructure Authority; Hawaii Health Systems Corporation; Hawaii Housing Finance and Development Corporation; Hawaii Public Charter Schools Network; Hawaii Public Housing Authority; Hawaii State Commission on the Status of Women; Hawaii Strategic Development Corporation; High Technology Development Corporation; Judiciary; Office of Enterprise Technology Services; Office of Information Practices; Public Utilities Commission; State Council on Developmental Disabilities; State Early Learning Advisory Board; University of Hawaii; Hawaii County Department of Research & Development; Kauai County Housing Agency; City and County of Honolulu Department of Planning and Permitting; Kona Community Hospital, West Hawaii Region, Hawaii Health Systems Corporation; East Hawaii Region of Hawaii Health Systems Corporation; Land Use Research Foundation of Hawaii; The Nature Conservancy; Oahu Island Parks Conservancy, Hawaii; The Trust for Public Land; Conservation Council for Hawaii; Hawaii Appleseed Center for Law and Economic Justice; Partners In Care; FACE; Child & Family Service; EAH Housing; Catholic Charities Hawaii; Hawaii Children's Action Network; Weinman Foundation; Mutual Housing Association of Hawaii; ike; Entrepreneurs Foundation of Hawaii; Hawaii Venture Capital Association; Startup Capital Ventures; Hawaii Inventors Association; Hawaii Food Manufacturers Association; Blue Planet Software, Inc.; Scenic Hawaii, Inc.; Ring of Fire Films, Inc.; Startup Capital Ventures; Lokahi Consulting and Technology; iFirst Medical Technologies; Hawaii Evolutionary Development, LLC; Sudokrew Solutions LLC; The Maritime Group, LLC; DevLeague LLC; Energy Excelerator; Kalamaula Mauka Homestead Association; Ka Huli O Haloa; HNL.IO; Pono Media; Beyond Organic Consulting, Inc.; GVS Transmedia Accelerator; Kauai Watershed Alliance; Hawaii Fish Company Inc.; Impact Hub Honolulu; The Arc in Hawaii; Protect Leahi & Maluhia Ohana; RevaComm, Inc.; Cardax, Inc.; Fanhandle, Inc.; MockStar Studios, LLC; Harmsworth Productions; Design Lab4Thirteen LLC; Jumping Flea Productions, LLC; Kona Snow Productions, LLC; GVS Connect, LLC; Hawaii State Teachers Association; Ben Dyre Family Limited Partnership; Hyperspective Studios, Inc.; North Shore Community Land Trust; Kamehameha Schools; Hawaii's Thousand Friends; Hawaii Pacific Health; Full Life; The Queen's Health Systems; Hawaiian Islands Land Trust; Hawaii Public Health Association; Partners in Care; Ulu Development LLC; The Chamber of Commerce Hawaii; Kai Hawaii, Inc.; Startup Weekend Honolulu; Bishop Museum; Hawaii Green Growth; Villages of Laiopua Hawaiian Affairs Committee; Kakaako Makai Community Planning Advisory Council; and numerous individuals testified in support of all or various budget items contained in this measure.
The Hawaii Investors Association testified in opposition to a budget item contained in this measure. Several individuals provided comments on this measure.
The Administration submitted a supplemental budget that totaled:
General Funds $7,162,848,627
All Means of Financing $13,760,614,513
Your Committee on Finance has amended this budget to appropriate:
General Funds $7,078,690,750
All Means of Financing $13,713,230,801
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. 1700, as amended herein, and recommends that it pass Second Reading in the form attached hereto as H.B. No. 1700, H.D. 1, and be placed on the calendar for Third Reading.
Respectfully submitted on behalf of the members of the Committee on Finance,
SYLVIA LUKE, Chair