STAND. COM. REP. NO. 593
RE: S.B. No. 1218
Honorable Ronald D. Kouchi
President of the Senate
Twenty-Ninth State Legislature
Regular Session of 2017
State of Hawaii
Your Committee on Judiciary and Labor, to which was referred S.B. No. 1218 entitled:
"A BILL FOR AN ACT RELATING TO STATUTORY REVISION: AMENDING VARIOUS PROVISIONS OF THE HAWAII REVISED STATUTES AND THE SESSION LAWS OF HAWAII FOR THE PURPOSES OF CORRECTING ERRORS AND REFERENCES, CLARIFYING LANGUAGE, AND DELETING OBSOLETE OR UNNECESSARY PROVISIONS,"
begs leave to report as follows:
The purpose and intent of this measure is to amend various provisions of the Hawaii Revised Statutes and the Session Laws of Hawaii for the purposes of correcting errors and references, clarifying language, and deleting obsolete or unnecessary provisions.
Your Committee received testimony in support of this measure from the Legislative Reference Bureau. Your Committee received comments on this measure from the Department of Taxation.
Your Committee finds that this statutory revision measure is submitted by the Legislative Reference Bureau pursuant to chapter 23G, Hawaii Revised Statutes. All of the statutory amendments proposed by this measure are intended to be technical in nature to correct errors, omissions, or obsolete laws. Your Committee also notes that this measure was reviewed by the Attorney General prior to its submission to the Legislature. A memorandum explaining the proposed amendments was submitted as part of the testimony of the Legislative Reference Bureau.
Your Committee notes that the Department of Taxation recommended in its comments to section 44 of the measure that the amended references to "sections 235-61 to 235-69" in section 235-61(a) and (e), Hawaii Revised Statutes, be restored to "sections 235-61 to 235-67." Your Committee further notes that the amendments in Senate Bill No. 934 to sections 87A-34 and 87A-36, Hawaii Revised Statutes, are housekeeping in nature and thus would be appropriate for inclusion in this measure.
Accordingly, your Committee has amended this measure by:
(1) Amending section 235-61(a) and (e), Hawaii Revised Statutes, in section 44 of the measure, by changing the amended references to "sections 235-61 to 235-69" back to "sections 235-61 to 235-67";
(2) Adding the amendments to sections 87A-34 and 87A-36, Hawaii Revised Statutes, from Senate Bill No. 934; and
(3) Making technical nonsubstantive amendments for the purposes of clarity, consistency, and style.
As affirmed by the record of votes of the members of your Committee on Judiciary and Labor that is attached to this report, your Committee is in accord with the intent and purpose of S.B. No. 1218, as amended herein, and recommends that it pass Second Reading in the form attached hereto as S.B. No. 1218, S.D. 1, and be placed on the calendar for Third Reading.
Respectfully submitted on behalf of the members of the Committee on Judiciary and Labor,
GILBERT S.C. KEITH-AGARAN, Chair