STAND. COM. REP. NO. 1936
RE: H.B. No. 838
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. 838, H.D. 1, S.D. 1, entitled:
"A BILL FOR AN ACT RELATING TO CONTRACTORS,"
begs leave to report as follows:
The purpose and intent of this measure is to exempt certain eleemosynary organizations that intend to engage in public works projects or operations involving the installation or maintenance of mooring systems for vessels under one hundred gross tons from the requirements of chapter 444, Hawaii Revised Statutes.
Your Committee received written comments in support of this measure from Alii Nui Charters, Calypso Charters, Malolo Charters, Ocean Tourism Coalition, PacWhale Eco Adventures, and an individual.
Your Committee received written comments in opposition to this measure from the Contractors License Board, Building Industry Association of Hawaii, The Chamber of Commerce Hawaii, Hawaii Iron Workers Stabilization Fund, IATSE Local 665, and Pride at Work Hawaii.
Your Committee received written comments on this measure from the State Procurement Office.
Your Committee finds that facilitating the construction and installation of day use mooring buoys by certain eleemosynary organizations will help to prevent damage to coral reefs resulting from collisions with anchors.
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. 838, H.D. 1, 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