STAND. COM. REP. NO.  1718


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 Finance, to which was referred S.B. No. 149, H.D. 1, 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, this measure:


     (1)  Allows a contract proposal to be accepted even if the applicant does not possess a license necessary to conduct the applicable business; and


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


     The Department of Human Services supported this measure.  The Department of Health and State Procurement Office provided comments.


     As affirmed by the record of votes of the members of your Committee on Finance that is attached to this report, your Committee is in accord with the intent and purpose of S.B. No. 149, H.D. 1, and recommends that it pass Third Reading.


Respectfully submitted on behalf of the members of the Committee on Finance,