STAND. COM. REP. NO.  1697


Honolulu, Hawaii

                , 2017


RE:   S.B. No. 1068

      S.D. 1

      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. 1068, S.D. 1, H.D. 1, entitled:




begs leave to report as follows:


     The purpose of this measure is to:


     (1)  Prohibit the disqualification or rejection of a bid that includes a listed subcontractor whose license is not valid at the time of the bid due to a lapse in continuous insurance and bond coverage if the subcontractor meets certain conditions; and


     (2)  Require procurement officers to report any unlicensed activity to the Contractors License Board if a bid is disqualified or rejected because the subcontractor failed to meet certain licensing requirements.


     The General Contractors Association of Hawaii supported this measure.  The State Procurement Office and Iron Workers Stabilization Fund opposed this measure.  The Regulated Industries Complaints Office of the Department of Commerce and Consumer Affairs, Department of Transportation, Subcontractors Association of Hawaii, and Plumbing and Mechanical Contractors Association of Hawaii 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. 1068, S.D. 1, H.D. 1, and recommends that it pass Third Reading.


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