STAND. COM. REP. NO. 875
RE: S.B. No. 1213
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 S.B. No. 1213 entitled:
"A BILL FOR AN ACT RELATING TO PROCUREMENT FILING FEE,"
begs leave to report as follows:
The purpose and intent of this measure is to require the party initiating a bid challenge involving a contract with an estimated value of $500,000 or more to pay the Department of Commerce and Consumer Affairs a nonrefundable filing fee to help defray the costs of addressing the bid challenge.
Your Committee received written comments in support of this measure from the Department of Commerce and Consumer Affairs.
Your Committee received written comments on this measure from the State Procurement Office.
Your Committee finds that this measure will help relieve the economic burden on the Department of Commerce and Consumer Affairs for the costs and expenses of conducting bid challenge proceedings.
Your Committee has amended this measure by:
(1) Changing its effective date to July 1, 2050, to facilitate further discussion on the measure; and
(2) Making technical nonsubstantive amendments for the purposes of clarity, consistency, and style.
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 S.B. No. 1213, as amended herein, and recommends that it pass Third Reading in the form attached hereto as S.B. No. 1213, S.D. 1.
Respectfully submitted on behalf of the members of the Committee on Ways and Means,
DONOVAN M. DELA CRUZ, Chair