Honolulu, Hawaii



RE:    S.B. No. 126

       S.D. 1




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. 126 entitled:




begs leave to report as follows:


     The purpose and intent of this measure is to appropriate funds for the operating and capital improvement budgets of the Executive Branch for the 2019-2021 fiscal biennium.


     Your Committee received testimony in support of this measure from the Office of the Governor; Department of Land and Natural Resources; Department of Business, Economic Development, and Tourism; Department of Commerce and Consumer Affairs; Department of Human Resources Development; Department of Human Services; Department of the Attorney General; Department of Labor and Industrial Relations; Department of Hawaiian Home Lands; Department of Agriculture; Department of Taxation; Department of Defense; Department of Accounting and General Services; Department of Budget and Finance; Department of Public Safety; Department of Education; Department of Transportation; Department of Health; University of Hawaii; Office of Enterprise Technology Services; Hawaii Public Housing Authority; Hawaii Green Infrastructure Authority; Land Use Commission; Office of Elections; Campaign Spending Commission; Hawaii State Public Library System; Hawaii Housing Finance and Development Corporation; Hawaii Community Development Authority; Executive Office on Early Learning; Hawaii Strategic Development Corporation; Pacific International Space Center for Exploration; Hawaii State Commission on the Status of Women; Public Utilities Commission; Office of Information Practices; Hawaii Technology Development Corporation; Hawaii Tourism Authority; State Public Charter School Commission; Pacific International Space Center for Exploration Systems (PISCES); Special Education Advisory Council; Alexander and Baldwin; Maui Health System; Ben Dyre Family Limited Partnership; The Nature Conservancy; The Kauai Watershed Alliance; Kahuku Medical Center; Mauna Kahalawai Watershed Partnership; Hawaii Association of Watershed Partnerships; Catholic Charities Hawaii; Shark Wheel, Inc.; Partners in Care; Kamehameha Schools; Coordinating Group on Alien Pest Species; RedWorks Construction Technologies Inc; and eight individuals.


     Your Committee received testimony in opposition to this measure from four individuals.


     Your Committee received comments on this measure from Hawaii Health Systems Corporation, State Procurement Office, and Hawaii Primary Care Association.


     Your Committee finds that replacing the contents of this measure with provisions for an unspecified appropriation will provide a vehicle to fulfill requests made through Governor's Messages to the Legislature during the remainder of the 2019 Regular Session for any additional funding not currently under consideration in another measure.


     Your Committee has amended this measure by deleting its contents and inserting provisions for an unspecified appropriation of general funds to be expended by the Office of the Governor.


     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. 126, as amended herein, and recommends that it pass Second Reading in the form attached hereto as S.B. No. 126, S.D. 1, and be placed on the calendar for Third Reading.



Respectfully submitted on behalf of the members of the Committee on Ways and Means,