THE SENATE

S.B. NO.

2551

TWENTY-EIGHTH LEGISLATURE, 2016

H.D. 1

STATE OF HAWAII

 

 

 

 

 

 

A BILL FOR AN ACT

 

 

RELATING TO NON-GENERAL FUNDS.

 

 

BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF HAWAII:

 


SECTION 1. The legislature finds that the judiciary should report to the legislature on all non-general funds managed by the judiciary, including administratively established accounts and funds. The legislature finds it is necessary to be informed of the total fiscal situation of the State to make sound budgetary decisions.

The purpose of this Act is to require the judiciary to report annually to the legislature on accounts and funds that are administratively established and managed by the judiciary. This Act deletes an exemption for the judiciary in section 37-52.5, Hawaii Revised Statutes, and thereby subjects the judiciary to the same reporting requirements on these accounts and funds as the executive branch departments.

SECTION 2. Section 37-52.5, Hawaii Revised Statutes, is amended to read as follows:

"37-52.5 Criteria for the establishment and continuance of administratively established accounts and funds. (a) [Except for the judiciary, any] Any department or agency that administratively establishes any new account or fund, within thirty working days of its establishment, shall transmit a report to the legislature. The report to the legislature shall include:

(1) The justification for the establishment of the account or fund; and

(2) The sources of revenue for the fund.

(b) [Except for the judiciary, each] Each department or agency, at least twenty days prior to the convening of each regular session, shall submit a report to the legislature. The report shall include:

(1) A list of all administratively established accounts or funds; and

(2) All revenues, expenditures, encumbrances, and ending balances of each account or fund."

SECTION 3. Statutory material to be repealed is bracketed and stricken. New statutory material is underscored.

SECTION 4. This Act shall take effect on July 1, 2016.



Report Title:

Judiciary; Administratively Created Accounts or Funds; Report

 

Description:

Requires the Judiciary to submit an annual report to the Legislature on the Judiciary's management of administratively created accounts or funds. (SB2551 HD1)

 

 

 

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