STAND. COM. REP. NO.  1625-16


Honolulu, Hawaii

                , 2016


RE:   S.B. No. 2552

      S.D. 1

      H.D. 1




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 S.B. No. 2552, S.D. 1, entitled:




begs leave to report as follows:


     The purpose of this measure is to repeal or abolish various non-general funds and accounts, as recommended by the Auditor in Auditor's Report No. 15-17, and to transfer any unencumbered balances from the funds and accounts to the general fund, Emergency and Budget Reserve Fund, or County of Hawaii.


     The Office of the Auditor testified in support of this measure.  The Department of Health and Tax Foundation of Hawaii provided comments.


     Your Committee has amended this measure by:


     (1)  Incorporating additional recommendations from Report No. 15-17 to abolish the Interagency Federal Revenue Maximization Revolving Fund and the Respite Services Special Fund;


     (2)  Requiring the Department of Health to study the distribution of revenues derived from fees for birth, marriage, divorce, or death certificates pursuant to section 338-14.5, Hawaii Revised Statutes; and

     (3)  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. 2552, S.D. 1, as amended herein, and recommends that it pass Second Reading in the form attached hereto as S.B. No. 2552, S.D. 1, H.D. 1, and be placed on the calendar for Third Reading.



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