STAND. COM. REP. NO. 1510

 

Honolulu, Hawaii

 

RE: H.B. No. 352

S.D. 1

 

 

 

Honorable Ronald D. Kouchi

President of the Senate

Thirtieth State Legislature

Regular Session of 2019

State of Hawaii

 

Sir:

 

Your Committees on Labor, Culture and the Arts and Government Operations, to which was referred H.B. No. 352 entitled:

 

"A BILL FOR AN ACT RELATING TO THE STATE CAPITOL,"

 

beg leave to report as follows:

 

The purpose and intent of this measure is to:

 

(1) Provide the President of the Senate and the Speaker of the House of Representatives the authority to jointly allocate and assign for occupation of non-metered parking stalls and all office space at the state capitol except the fifth floor; and

 

(2) Provide the Governor the authority to allocate office space on the fifth floor of the state capitol.

 

Your Committees received testimony in opposition to this measure from the Hoomanapono Political Action Committee. Your Committees received comments on this measure from the Office of the Governor and Department of Accounting and General Services.

 

Your Committees find that the State Capitol is utilized and occupied by the Senate, House of Representatives, and executive branch offices. This measure allows these entities to allocate and utilize the space in the State Capitol in a manner that best fits each entity's revolving needs.

 

Your Committees note that this measure only affects non-metered parking stalls and therefore does not reduce the amount of public metered or handicapped parking stalls at the State Capitol.

 

Your Committees have amended this measure by:

 

(1) Clarifying that the President of the Senate and Speaker of the House of Representatives shall not have the authority to jointly allocate and assign for occupation of specific offices on the fourth floor;

 

(2) Clarifying that the President of the Senate and Speaker of the House of Representatives shall not have the authority to jointly allocate and assign for occupation parking stalls reserved for the Office of the Governor and Office of the Lieutenant Governor;

 

(3) Leaving the amount of parking stalls reserved for the Office of the Governor and Office of the Lieutenant Governor blank; and

 

(4) Inserting an effective date of January 1, 2051, to encourage further discussion.

 

As affirmed by the records of votes of the members of your Committees on Labor, Culture and the Arts and Government Operations that are attached to this report, your Committees are in accord with the intent and purpose of H.B. No. 352, as amended herein, and recommend that it pass Second Reading in the form attached hereto as H.B. No. 352, S.D. 1, and be referred to your Committee on Ways and Means.

 

Respectfully submitted on behalf of the members of the Committees on Labor, Culture and the Arts and Government Operations,

 

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LAURA H. THIELEN, Chair

 

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BRIAN T. TANIGUCHI, Chair