STAND. COM. REP. NO.  1333


Honolulu, Hawaii

                , 2017


RE:   S.B. No. 149

      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 Labor & Public Employment, to which was referred S.B. No. 149 entitled:




begs leave to report as follows:


     The purpose of this measure is to facilitate the procurement of health and human services, particularly by new providers entering the service system by repealing certain Hawaii Public Procurement Code requirements applicable to qualifying for an award of a health and human services contract.


     Specifically, the measure repeals the requirement:


     (1)  That certain applicants for procurement contracts for health and human services possess all licenses necessary to conduct the applicable business; and


     (2)  That all contracts for health and human services include all costs, fees, and taxes reflected on the face of the proposal.   


     The Department of Health, State Procurement Office, and Department of Human Services supported this measure.  One concerned individual opposed this measure.  


     Your Committee has amended this measure by changing its effective date to July 1, 2050, to facilitate further discussion.


     As affirmed by the record of votes of the members of your Committee on Labor & Public Employment that is attached to this report, your Committee is in accord with the intent and purpose of S.B. No. 149, as amended herein, and recommends that it pass Second Reading in the form attached hereto as S.B. No. 149, H.D. 1, and be referred to your Committee on Finance.



Respectfully submitted on behalf of the members of the Committee on Labor & Public Employment,