STAND. COM. REP. NO. 2937

 

Honolulu, Hawaii

 

RE: H.B. No. 2362

H.D. 2

S.D. 1

 

 

 

Honorable Ronald D. Kouchi

President of the Senate

Twenty-Eighth State Legislature

Regular Session of 2016

State of Hawaii

 

Sir:

 

Your Committee on Judiciary and Labor, to which was referred H.B. No. 2362, H.D. 2, entitled:

 

"A BILL FOR AN ACT RELATING TO THE HAWAII WORKFORCE DEVELOPMENT COUNCIL,"

 

begs leave to report as follows:

 

The purpose and intent of this measure is to conform the membership and duties of the Hawaii Workforce Development Council to the requirements of the federal Workforce and Innovation and Opportunity Act of 2014.

 

Your Committee received testimony in support of this measure from the Hawaii Workforce Development Council and University of Hawaii System.

 

Your Committee finds that the federal Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act of 2014 supersedes the federal Workforce Investment Act of 1998 and sets forth different council composition requirements, plan specifications, and council functions. Chapter 202, Hawaii Revised Statutes, established the Hawaii Workforce Development Council to fulfill the functions of the State Workforce Development Board for purposes of the federal Workforce Investment Act of 1998. Implementation of this measure will conform the membership and duties of the Hawaii Workforce Development Council to the requirements of the federal Workforce and Innovation and Opportunity Act of 2014.

 

Your Committee has amended this measure by:

 

(1) Inserting an effective date of upon approval; and

 

(2) Making technical, nonsubstantive amendments for the purposes of clarity and consistency.

 

As affirmed by the record of votes of the members of your Committee on Judiciary and Labor that is attached to this report, your Committee is in accord with the intent and purpose of H.B. No. 2362, H.D. 2, as amended herein, and recommends that it pass Second Reading in the form attached hereto as H.B. No. 2362, H.D. 2, S.D. 1, and be placed on the calendar for Third Reading.

 

Respectfully submitted on behalf of the members of the Committee on Judiciary and Labor,

 

 

 

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GILBERT S.C. KEITH-AGARAN, Chair