Honolulu, Hawaii



RE:    H.B. No. 2

       H.D. 1

       S.D. 1




Honorable Ronald D. Kouchi

President of the Senate

Thirtieth State Legislature

Regular Session of 2019

State of Hawaii




     Your Committee on Ways and Means, to which was referred H.B. No. 2, H.D. 1, entitled:




begs leave to report as follows:


     The purpose and intent of this measure is to appropriate funds for the operating costs of the Executive Branch for the fiscal biennium beginning July 1, 2019, and ending June 30, 2021.


     Your Committee received testimony in support of this measure from the Department of Education, the Hawaii Green Infrastructure Authority, the Hawaii State Commission on the Status of Women, the Special Education Advisory Council, Alexander and Baldwin, Ben Dyre Family Limited Partnership, Catholic Charities Hawaii, Hawaii Association of Watershed Partnerships, Kamehameha Schools, Kauai Watershed Alliance, Mauna Kahalawai Watershed Partnership, Partners in Care, The Nature Conservancy of Hawaii, and one individual.


     Your Committee received testimony in opposition to this measure from the University of Hawaii System, Kokua Council, and one individual.


     Your Committee received comments on this measure from the Department of the Attorney General, Hawaii Primary Care Association, and Kahuku Medical Center.


     This measure, as received, includes:


(1)  The base budget from Act 53, Session Laws of Hawaii (SLH) 2018;


(2)  The addition of previously appropriated collective bargaining amounts in numerous bills enacted in 2017 and 2018;


(3)  The addition of full-year funding for positions established in Act 53, SLH 2018;


(4)  The adjustment amounts necessary to fulfill the Employees' Retirement System, Employer-Union Health Benefits Trust Fund, debt service, and Medicaid requirements for this fiscal biennium; and


(5)  The reduction of non-recurring amounts identified in the 2017 and 2018 executive budget worksheets issued by the Legislature.


Your Committee has amended this measure to include:


(1)  The approved Executive Branch requests for trade-offs, transfers, changed means of financing, conversions of positions from temporary to permanent, ceiling increases or decreases, and reductions; and


(2)  Additional funding for priority budget requests.



Fiscal Year 2019-2020

Fiscal Year 2020-2021


All Funds

General Funds

All Funds

General Funds

Executive Budget Act 53, SLH 2018





Executive Budget Request





Net Change in Senate Draft





Total Appropriation





     As affirmed by the record of votes of the members of your Committee on Ways and Means that is attached to this report, your Committee is in accord with the intent and purpose of H.B. No. 2, H.D. 1, as amended herein, and recommends that it pass Second Reading in the form attached hereto as H.B. No. 2, H.D. 1, S.D. 1, and be placed on the calendar for Third Reading.



Respectfully submitted on behalf of the members of the Committee on Ways and Means,