STAND. COM. REP. NO. 1301
RE: H.B. No. 618
Honorable Ronald D. Kouchi
President of the Senate
Thirtieth State Legislature
Regular Session of 2019
State of Hawaii
Your Committee on Government Operations, to which was referred H.B. No. 618 entitled:
"A BILL FOR AN ACT RELATING TO STATE FUNDS,"
begs leave to report as follows:
The purpose and intent of this measure is to:
(1) Establish the repair and maintenance special fund for the repair and maintenance of state department facilities;
(2) Prohibit fund monies from funding employee salaries and costs or being considered as part of the employer's ability to pay those costs; and
(3) Appropriate funds.
Your Committee received comments on this measure from the Department of Budget and Finance and Tax Foundation of Hawaii.
Your Committee finds that various state department facilities are in need of repair and maintenance. This measure establishes and appropriates funds into a special fund for the repair and maintenance of state department facilities, which will ultimately result in the improved condition of state facilities.
Your Committee has amended this measure by inserting an effective date of July 1, 2061, to encourage further discussion.
As affirmed by the record of votes of the members of your Committee on Government Operations that is attached to this report, your Committee is in accord with the intent and purpose of H.B. No. 618, as amended herein, and recommends that it pass Second Reading in the form attached hereto as H.B. No. 618, S.D. 1, and be referred to your Committee on Ways and Means.
Respectfully submitted on behalf of the members of the Committee on Government Operations,
LAURA H. THIELEN, Chair