STAND. COM. REP. NO. 1283
RE: H.B. No. 335
Honorable Ronald D. Kouchi
President of the Senate
Twenty-Ninth State Legislature
Regular Session of 2017
State of Hawaii
Your Committee on Ways and Means, to which was referred H.B. No. 335, H.D. 2, entitled:
"A BILL FOR AN ACT RELATING TO THE BUDGET OF THE OFFICE OF HAWAIIAN AFFAIRS,"
begs leave to report as follows:
The purpose and intent of this measure is to appropriate funds for the operating costs of the Office of Hawaiian Affairs for fiscal year (FY) 2017-2018 and FY 2018-2019.
The Office of Hawaiian Affairs; Ho‘omana Pono, LLC; Hawaii Green Growth; King Kamehameha Hawaiian Civic Club; Kua‘aina Ulu ‘Auamo; Democratic Party of Hawaii, Hawaiian Affairs Caucus; After-School All-Stars Hawaii; Kalihi Palama Hawaiian Civic Club; Kamehameha Schools; Hawaiian Native Corporation and its Dawson Subsidiaries; Solutions Pacific; Hawaiian Media Makers; and nine individuals submitted written comments in support of this measure.
One individual submitted written comments on this measure.
The Office of Hawaiian Affairs submitted a budget that appropriated, in total:
FY 2018 FY 2019
General Funds $4,521,574 $4,521,574
Trust Funds $6,102,528 $6,102,528
Your Committee has amended this budget to appropriate:
FY 2018 FY 2019
General Funds $3,891,004 $3,891,004
Trust Funds $5,971,958 $5,971,958
Your Committee has reduced $500,000 in non-recurring general fund appropriations and elected to maintain current program funding levels for the Office of Hawaiian Affairs. Your Committee has also approved $1,400,000 in general funds for fringe benefit increases for various programs.
Your Committee has also made technical nonsubstantive amendments for the purposes of clarity and style and to conform to recommended drafting conventions.
As affirmed by the record of votes of the members of your Committee on Ways and Means that is attached to this report, your Committee is in accord with the intent and purpose of H.B. No. 335, H.D. 2, as amended herein, and recommends that it pass Third Reading in the form attached hereto as H.B. No. 335, H.D. 2, S.D. 1.
Respectfully submitted on behalf of the members of the Committee on Ways and Means,
JILL N. TOKUDA, Chair