STAND. COM. REP. NO. 1217-18

 

Honolulu, Hawaii

, 2018

 

RE: S.B. No. 2316

H.D. 1

 

 

 

 

Honorable Scott K. Saiki

Speaker, House of Representatives

Twenty-Ninth State Legislature

Regular Session of 2018

State of Hawaii

 

Sir:

 

Your Committee on Higher Education, to which was referred S.B. No. 2316 entitled:

 

"A BILL FOR AN ACT PROPOSING AN AMENDMENT TO ARTICLE X, SECTION 6, OF THE HAWAII STATE CONSTITUTION, TO MODIFY THE APPOINTMENT PROCESS FOR THE BOARD OF REGENTS OF THE UNIVERSITY OF HAWAII,"

 

begs leave to report as follows:

 

The purpose of this measure is to propose a constitutional amendment to modify the appointment process for the Board of Regents of the University of Hawaii.

 

The Association of Emeritus Regents of the University of Hawaii and Hoomanapono Political Action Committee opposed the measure.

 

Although there was only testimony in opposition, your Committee believes that the issues raised during the hearing warrant further discussion by your Committee on Judiciary. As such, your Committee has amended the measure by changing its effective date to July 1, 2112, to encourage further discussion.

 

Should your Committee on Judiciary choose to hear this measure, your Committee respectfully requests that it consider the ramifications of amending the Constitution on an issue that has already been decided by the voters.

 

As affirmed by the record of votes of the members of your Committee on Higher Education that is attached to this report, your Committee is in accord with the intent and purpose of S.B. No. 2316, as amended herein, and recommends that it pass Second Reading in the form attached hereto as S.B. No. 2316, H.D. 1, and be referred to your Committee on Judiciary.

 

 

Respectfully submitted on behalf of the members of the Committee on Higher Education,

 

 

 

 

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ANGUS L.K. McKELVEY, Chair