STAND. COM. REP. NO. 3640
RE: H.B. No. 2362
Honorable Ronald D. Kouchi
President of the Senate
Twenty-Ninth State Legislature
Regular Session of 2018
State of Hawaii
Your Committee on Ways and Means, to which was referred H.B. No. 2362, H.D. 1, entitled:
"A BILL FOR AN ACT RELATING TO ADMINISTRATIVE HEARING OFFICERS,"
begs leave to report as follows:
The purpose and intent of this measure is to exempt Department of Human Services' Administrative Appeals Hearing Officer positions from civil service.
Your Committee received written comments in support of this measure from the Department of Human Services.
Your Committee finds that by exempting the Department of Human Services' Administrative Appeals Hearing Officers from civil service, the Department will be able to attract a larger number of highly qualified legal professionals capable of handling the specialized demands of the position.
Your Committee has amended this measure by making technical nonsubstantive changes for the purposes of clarity, consistency, and style.
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. 2362, H.D. 1, as amended herein, and recommends that it pass Third Reading in the form attached hereto as H.B. No. 2362, H.D. 1, S.D. 1.
Respectfully submitted on behalf of the members of the Committee on Ways and Means,
DONOVAN M. DELA CRUZ, Chair