STAND. COM. REP. NO. 494
RE: H.B. No. 573
Honorable Joseph M. Souki
Speaker, House of Representatives
Twenty-Ninth State Legislature
Regular Session of 2017
State of Hawaii
Your Committees on Labor & Public Employment and Economic Development & Business, to which was referred H.B. No. 573 entitled:
"A BILL FOR AN ACT RELATING TO PROCUREMENT,"
beg leave to report as follows:
The General Contractors Association of Hawaii, Ironworkers Stabilization Fund, and one individual testified in support of this measure. The Hawaii Laborers-Employers Cooperation and Education Trust testified in support of the intent. The Electrical Contractor's Association of Hawaii, Subcontractors Association of Hawaii, Painting Industry of Hawaii Labor Management Cooperation Trust Fund, Hawaii Tapers Market Recovery Trust Fund, Hawaii Glaziers, Architectural Metal Glassworkers Local Union 1889 AFL-CIO Stabilization Trust Fund, and Carpet, Linoleum and Soft Tile Local Union 1926 Market Recovery Trust Fund testified in opposition. The Department of Commerce and Consumer Affairs, State Procurement Office, Department of Accounting and General Services, and Contractors License Board provided comments.
Your Committees have amended this measure by:
(1) Prohibiting the bidder from listing more than one subcontractor for each scope of work identified, unless subcontractors vary with bid alternates;
(2) Allowing the substitution of a listed subcontractor if the listed subcontractor is:
(A) Debarred from a purchasing or enforcement agency; or
(B) Unable or refuses to meet the contractual requirements or agreements of the bidder;
(3) Changing its effective date to July 1, 2050, to facilitate further discussion; and
(4) Making technical nonsubstantive amendments for clarity, consistency, and style.
As affirmed by the records of votes of the members of your Committees on Labor & Public Employment and Economic Development & Business that are attached to this report, your Committees are in accord with the intent and purpose of H.B. No. 573, as amended herein, and recommend that it pass Second Reading in the form attached hereto as H.B. No. 573, H.D. 1, and be referred to your Committee on Finance.
Respectfully submitted on behalf of the members of the Committees on Labor & Public Employment and Economic Development & Business,
MARK M. NAKASHIMA, Chair
AARON LING JOHANSON, Chair