STAND. COM. REP. NO. 348
RE: S.B. No. 1216
Honorable Ronald D. Kouchi
President of the Senate
Thirtieth State Legislature
Regular Session of 2019
State of Hawaii
Your Committee on Public Safety, Intergovernmental, and Military Affairs, to which was referred S.B. No. 1216 entitled:
"A BILL FOR AN ACT RELATING TO DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE FACILITIES,"
begs leave to report as follows:
The purpose and intent of this measure is to allow the Department of Defense to recoup operating costs when the Adjutant General permits temporary facility use of department facilities to the public.
Your Committee received testimony in support of this measure from the Department of Defense and one individual. Your Committee received testimony in opposition to this measure from K&R Enterprises.
Your Committee finds that the Department of Defense serves as an integral part of the community, as it has established facilities and a presence within various communities throughout the State. Consistent with that role is the policy of lending out Department of Defense facilities on a non‑interference basis for temporary public use by various organizations within the community. While rental monies are collected to cover the costs associated with renting the facilities, these monies are deposited into the general fund of the State, which requires the Department of Defense to utilize its operating funds to cover the costs of utilities, supplies, and personnel for the temporary public use of its facilities by the community. This measure ensures that the Department of Defense may continue its community involvement by lending out its facilities without incurring a loss to its operating budget.
Your Committee has amended this measure by making technical, nonsubstantive amendments for the purposes of clarity and consistency.
As affirmed by the record of votes of the members of your Committee on Public Safety, Intergovernmental, and Military Affairs that is attached to this report, your Committee is in accord with the intent and purpose of S.B. No. 1216, as amended herein, and recommends that it pass Second Reading in the form attached hereto as S.B. No. 1216, S.D. 1, and be referred to your Committee on Ways and Means.
Respectfully submitted on behalf of the members of the Committee on Public Safety, Intergovernmental, and Military Affairs,
CLARENCE K. NISHIHARA, Chair