STAND. COM. REP. NO. 1858
RE: H.B. No. 941
Honorable Ronald D. Kouchi
President of the Senate
Thirtieth State Legislature
Regular Session of 2019
State of Hawaii
Your Committee on Judiciary, to which was referred H.B. No. 941, H.D. 1, S.D. 1, entitled:
"A BILL FOR AN ACT RELATING TO EMPLOYEE'S DESIGNATION OF BENEFICIARY FORM,"
begs leave to report as follows:
The purpose and intent of this measure is to:
(1) Allow an employee's designation of beneficiary form to be kept in the department where the employee is employed; and
(2) Permit the designation of beneficiary information to be filed and maintained electronically.
Your Committee received testimony in support of this measure from the Department of Accounting and General Services.
Your Committee finds that existing law regarding the filing of state employees' designation of beneficiary forms has resulted in thousands of forms being maintained in a central location at the Department of Accounting and General Services. The maintenance and upkeep of these forms is manual and extremely labor intensive. By having the forms kept in the employing department, personnel forms can be routinely discarded or updated in a timelier and more efficient manner. Additionally, allowing the designation of beneficiary information to be filed and maintained electronically will provide employees with direct accessibility to important beneficiary designation options.
As affirmed by the record of votes of the members of your Committee on Judiciary that is attached to this report, your Committee is in accord with the intent and purpose of H.B. No. 941, H.D. 1, S.D. 1, and recommends that it pass Third Reading.
Respectfully submitted on behalf of the members of the Committee on Judiciary,
KARL RHOADS, Chair