STAND. COM. REP. NO. 1578
RE: H.B. No. 850
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. 850, H.D. 2, entitled:
"A BILL FOR AN ACT RELATING TO THE UNIVERSITY OF HAWAII,"
begs leave to report as follows:
The purpose and intent of this measure is to repeal requirements that the University of Hawaii prepare and submit annual reports to the Legislature on various University programs.
Your Committee received written comments in support of this measure from the University of Hawaii.
Your Committee finds that the University is currently required to prepare and submit annual reports to the Legislature on the:
(1) Status of the Hawaii Health Corps Program;
(2) Status of the Construction Academy;
(3) Operation of the Nursing Scholars Program; and
(4) Progress of the Hawaii P-20 Initiative Council.
Your Committee further finds that these required reports no longer provide relevant information or are impractical to prepare because of a lack of resources available to the University. Accordingly, your Committee believes that the reporting requirements should be repealed.
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. 850, H.D. 2, and recommends that it pass Third Reading.
Respectfully submitted on behalf of the members of the Committee on Ways and Means,
JILL N. TOKUDA, Chair