STAND. COM. REP. NO. 793
RE: H.B. No. 1404
Honorable Scott K. Saiki
Speaker, House of Representatives
Thirtieth State Legislature
Regular Session of 2019
State of Hawaii
Your Committee on Water, Land, & Hawaiian Affairs, to which was referred H.B. No. 1404 entitled:
"A BILL FOR AN ACT RELATING TO THE DEPARTMENT OF BUSINESS, ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT, AND TOURISM BUDGET,"
begs leave to report as follows:
The purpose of this measure is to adjust the operating budget for the fiscal biennium beginning July 1, 2019, and ending June 30, 2021 for two programs in the Department of Business, Economic Development, and Tourism:
(1) Statewide Planning and Coordination (BED144); and
(2) Hawaii Community Development Authority (BED150).
The Department of Business, Economic Development and Tourism and Hawaii Community Development Authority submitted testimony in support of this measure. The Office of Planning submitted comments on this measure.
Your Committee has amended this measure by deleting its funding and position counts and:
(1) Making special fund appropriations to BED144 for:
(A) Additional positions (one Secretary III, two Planner IV, and two Planner V) for the Sustainability Division; and
(B) Operating costs for the Sustainability Division; and
(2) Making special fund appropriations to BED150 for an increase in fringe benefits.
As affirmed by the record of votes of the members of your Committee on Water, Land, & Hawaiian Affairs that is attached to this report, your Committee is in accord with the intent and purpose of H.B. No. 1404, as amended herein, and recommends that it pass Second Reading in the form attached hereto as H.B. No. 1404, H.D. 1, and be referred to your Committee on Finance.
Respectfully submitted on behalf of the members of the Committee on Water, Land, & Hawaiian Affairs,
RYAN I. YAMANE, Chair