STAND. COM. REP. NO. 586

 

Honolulu, Hawaii

, 2019

 

RE: H.B. No. 274

H.D. 2

 

 

 

 

Honorable Scott K. Saiki

Speaker, House of Representatives

Thirtieth State Legislature

Regular Session of 2019

State of Hawaii

 

Sir:

 

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:

 

The purpose of this measure is to require all state agencies to:

 

(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 Oahu County Committee on Legislative Priorities of the Democratic Party of Hawaii 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 Hawaii 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,

 

 

 

 

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CHRIS LEE, Chair