STAND. COM. REP. NO. 1764
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 Ways and Means, to which was referred H.B. No. 618, S.D. 1, 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 establish a repair and maintenance special fund within the Department of Budget and Finance and appropriate funds therefor to fund the repair and maintenance of various department facilities.
Your Committee received written comments on this measure from the Department of Budget and Finance.
Your Committee finds that the State has deferred maintenance needs that will cost billions of dollars. A special fund dedicated to repair and maintenance that cannot be expended for salaries, cost adjustments, and other costs, will help to ensure that the repair and maintenance of the State's facilities are more adequately funded.
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. 618, S.D. 1, and recommends that it pass Third Reading.
Respectfully submitted on behalf of the members of the Committee on Ways and Means,
DONOVAN M. DELA CRUZ, Chair