STAND. COM. REP. NO. 1609
RE: S.B. No. 1348
Honorable Scott K. Saiki
Speaker, House of Representatives
Thirtieth State Legislature
Regular Session of 2019
State of Hawaii
Your Committee on Economic Development & Business, to which was referred S.B. No. 1348, S.D. 1, entitled:
"A BILL FOR AN ACT RELATING TO THE SMALL BUSINESS REGULATORY REVIEW BOARD,"
begs leave to report as follows:
The purpose of this measure is to clarify the intent of the Small Business Regulatory Review Board's powers when reviewing state and county administrative rules and ordinances that impact small businesses.
The O‘ahu County Committee on Legislative Priorities of the Democratic Party of Hawai‘i, The Chamber of Commerce of Hawaii, and Maui Chamber of Commerce testified in support of this measure. A concerned individual testified in opposition to this measure. The Department of Business, Economic Development, and Tourism; Small Business Regulatory Review Board; and Hawai‘i Farm Bureau provided comments on this measure.
Your Committee has amended this measure by:
(1) Adding an unspecified appropriation for fiscal year 2019-2020 for the operations and administration of the Small Business Regulatory Review Board; and
(2) Changing its effective date to July 1, 2112.
Should this measure continue to progress through the legislative process, your Committee on Economic Development & Business respectfully requests that an appropriation amount of $50,000 be considered for the operations and administration of the Small Business Regulatory Review Board.
As affirmed by the record of votes of the members of your Committee on Economic Development & Business that is attached to this report, your Committee is in accord with the intent and purpose of S.B. No. 1348, S.D. 1, as amended herein, and recommends that it pass Second Reading in the form attached hereto as S.B. No. 1348, S.D. 1, H.D. 1, and be referred to your Committee on Judiciary.
Respectfully submitted on behalf of the members of the Committee on Economic Development & Business,
ANGUS L.K. McKELVEY, Chair