STAND. COM. REP. NO. 2054
RE: H.B. No. 889
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. 889, H.D. 1, S.D. 1, entitled:
"A BILL FOR AN ACT RELATING TO PUBLIC-PRIVATE PARTNERSHIPS,"
begs leave to report as follows:
The purpose and intent of this measure is to increase the use of public-private partnerships in financing public projects.
Specifically, this measure:
(1) Establishes a temporary public-private partnership working group in the Department of Accounting and General Services to support state and county agencies in the use of best practices in contracting for public-private partnership projects;
(2) Incorporates public-private partnership components into the Hawaii Public Procurement Code; and
(3) Appropriates funds to the Department of Accounting and General Services to establish and operate the working group and to fund the state public-private partnership coordinator position for the working group.
Your Committee received written comments in support of this measure from The Chamber of Commerce Hawaii.
Your Committee received written comments in opposition to this measure from Americans for Democratic Action and Progressive Democrats of Hawaii.
Your Committee received written comments on this measure from the Hawaii Government Employees Association.
Your Committee finds that public-private partnerships offer the State an innovative method of developing social infrastructure without the use of public funds.
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. 889, 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