STAND. COM. REP. NO. 1438

 

Honolulu, Hawaii

 

RE: H.B. No. 893

H.D. 2

S.D. 1

 

 

 

Honorable Ronald D. Kouchi

President of the Senate

Thirtieth State Legislature

Regular Session of 2019

State of Hawaii

 

Sir:

 

Your Committee on Hawaiian Affairs, to which was referred H.B. No. 893, H.D. 2, entitled:

 

"A BILL FOR AN ACT RELATING TO THE DEPARTMENT OF HAWAIIAN HOME LANDS BUDGET,"

 

begs leave to report as follows:

 

The purpose and intent of this measure is to appropriate or authorize funds for programs of the Department of Hawaiian Home Lands under the purview of the House Standing Committee on Water, Land, and Hawaiian Affairs.

 

Your Committee received testimony in support of this measure from the Department of Hawaiian Home Lands, Hoomanapono Political Action Committee, and five individuals. Your Committee received testimony in opposition to this measure from the Center for Hawaiian Sovereignty Studies. Your Committee received comments on this measure from one individual.

 

Your Committee finds that this measure expresses programs or positions, maximum sums appropriated or authorized, or means of financing indicated for items related to the Department of Hawaiian Home Lands' budget to be incorporated into the General Appropriations Act of 2019, or other appropriate legislative vehicle, or to be adopted separately.

 

Your Committee has amended this measure by:

 

(1) Transferring two capital improvement project appropriations allocated to the Department of Hawaiian Home Lands for the 2017-2019 fiscal biennium to the Department of Transportation by deleting and lapsing those appropriations, appropriating the same sum to the Department of Transportation for the 2019-2021 fiscal biennium, and making conforming amendments;

 

(2) Amending section 1 to reflect its amended purpose;

 

(3) Inserting a provision to allow the delegation of implementation of capital improvement projects in this measure to other state or county agencies, under certain conditions; and

 

(4) Making technical, nonsubstantive amendments for the purposes of clarity and consistency.

 

Your Committee requests that if your Committee on Ways and Means passes this measure that it consider incorporating the items in this measure into the appropriate legislative vehicle or amend this measure to include any provisions necessary to effectuate its purpose and intent.

 

As affirmed by the record of votes of the members of your Committee on Hawaiian Affairs that is attached to this report, your Committee is in accord with the intent and purpose of H.B. No. 893, H.D. 2, as amended herein, and recommends that it pass Second Reading in the form attached hereto as H.B. No. 893, H.D. 2, S.D. 1, and be referred to your Committee on Ways and Means.

 

Respectfully submitted on behalf of the members of the Committee on Hawaiian Affairs,

 

 

 

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MAILE S.L. SHIMABUKURO, Chair