Honolulu, Hawaii

, 2017


RE: H.B. No. 141

H.D. 1





Honorable Joseph M. Souki

Speaker, House of Representatives

Twenty-Ninth State Legislature

Regular Session of 2017

State of Hawaii




Your Committee on Finance, to which was referred H.B. No. 141 entitled:




begs leave to report as follows:


The purpose of this measure, as received by your Committee, is to make technical amendments to the state budget law regarding the transfer of non-general funds to the general fund.


For the purposes of a public hearing on this bill, your Committee circulated H.B. No. 141, H.D. 1 (Proposed Draft), and notified the public that it would be accepting testimony on the Proposed Draft. The Proposed Draft adopts the recommendations of the Auditor in Auditor Report Nos. 16-09, 16-10, and 16-11 by:


(1) Repealing and abolishing the following non-general funds:


(A) The Emergency Appropriation Office of the Governor Trust Fund;


(B) The Healthcare Transformation Coordinator Grant Trust Fund in the Office of the Governor;


(C) The Planning and Research Special Fund of the Office of Hawaiian Affairs;


(D) The Education Research and Development Revolving Fund of the Department of Education;


(E) The Families for Resources and Early Access to Learning Program Special Fund of the Department of Education; and


(F) The School Community Services (Adult Education) Trust Fund of the Department of Education; and


(2) Transferring unencumbered balances of these funds as recommended by the Auditor.


The Department of Education supported the Proposed Draft.


After careful consideration, your Committee amended this bill by deleting its substance and inserting the contents of the Proposed Draft. Your Committee made additional 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 H.B. No. 141, as amended herein, and recommends that it pass Second Reading in the form attached hereto as H.B. No. 141, H.D. 1, and be placed on the calendar for Third Reading.


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