STAND. COM. REP. NO. 1341
RE: H.B. No. 1344
Honorable Ronald D. Kouchi
President of the Senate
Thirtieth State Legislature
Regular Session of 2019
State of Hawaii
Your Committee on Labor, Culture and the Arts, to which was referred H.B. No. 1344, H.D. 1, entitled:
"A BILL FOR AN ACT RELATING TO THE DEPARTMENT OF HUMAN RESOURCES DEVELOPMENT OPERATING BUDGET,"
begs leave to report as follows:
The purpose and intent of this measure is to appropriate or authorize funds, amend positions, or amend means of financing for various operating expenses of the Department of Human Resources Development.
Your Committee received testimony in support of this measure from the Department of Human Resources Development and the Board of Trustees of the Deferred Compensation Plan.
Your Committee finds that this measure expresses programs or positions, maximum sums appropriated or authorized, or means of financing indicated for the Department of Human Resources Development to be incorporated into the General Appropriations Act of 2019, or other appropriate legislative vehicle, or to be adopted separately.
Your Committee notes that S.B. No. 796, S.D. 1 (Regular Session of 2019), which was passed by the Senate, also appropriates funds to the Department of Human Resources Development for certain positions and programs. Your Committee concludes that the language in S.B. No. 796, S.D. 1, is preferable because it more accurately reflects the needs of the Department of Human Resources Development.
Accordingly, your Committee has amended this measure by removing its contents and replacing it with the contents of S.B. No. 796, S.D. 1, which appropriates funds to the Department of Human Resources Development to finance programs and positions including positions and funding for the employee staffing program, a position for a human resources technician, and funding for the labor relations program.
Your Committee requests that if your Committee on Ways and Means passes this measure that is consider incorporating the items in this measure into the appropriate legislative vehicle or amend this measure to include any provisions necessary to effectuate its purpose or intent.
As affirmed by the record of votes of the members of your Committee on Labor, Culture and the Arts that is attached to this report, your Committee is in accord with the intent and purpose of H.B. No. 1344, H.D. 1, as amended herein, and recommends that it pass Second Reading in the form attached hereto as H.B. No. 1344, H.D. 1, S.D. 1, and be referred to your Committee on Ways and Means.
Respectfully submitted on behalf of the members of the Committee on Labor, Culture and the Arts,
BRIAN T. TANIGUCHI, Chair