STAND. COM. REP. NO. 586
RE: H.B. No. 274
Honorable Scott K. Saiki
Speaker, House of Representatives
Thirtieth State Legislature
Regular Session of 2019
State of Hawaii
Your Committee on Judiciary, to which was referred H.B. No. 274, H.D. 1, entitled:
"A BILL FOR AN ACT RELATING TO ADMINISTRATIVE PROCEDURE,"
begs leave to report as follows:
(1) Maintain a website with a list of open contested cases and provide access to documents that are not confidential; and
(2) Establish a subscription-based email notification system so that all interested parties may receive notice of all filings made in a contested case proceeding.
The Community Alliance on Prisons, Life of the Land, and O‘ahu County Committee on Legislative Priorities of the Democratic Party of Hawai‘i supported this measure. The Department of Human Services, Hawaii Labor Relations Board, Land Use Commission, Department of Labor and Industrial Relations, Department of Land and Natural Resources, and Hawai‘i Civil Rights Commission provided comments.
Your Committee has amended this measure by:
(1) Clarifying that each state agency shall redact personal information as appropriate; and
(2) Specifying that each state agency has until January 1, 2024, to maintain the website and establish the subscription-based email notification system.
As affirmed by the record of votes of the members of your Committee on Judiciary that is attached to this report, your Committee is in accord with the intent and purpose of H.B. No. 274, H.D. 1, as amended herein, and recommends that it be referred to your Committee on Finance in the form attached hereto as H.B. No. 274, H.D. 2.
Respectfully submitted on behalf of the members of the Committee on Judiciary,
CHRIS LEE, Chair