STAND. COM. REP. NO. 421

 

Honolulu, Hawaii

 

RE: S.B. No. 1348

 

 

 

Honorable Ronald D. Kouchi

President of the Senate

Thirtieth State Legislature

Regular Session of 2019

State of Hawaii

 

Sir:

 

Your Committee on Energy, Economic Development, and Tourism, to which was referred S.B. No. 1348 entitled:

 

"A BILL FOR AN ACT RELATING TO THE SMALL BUSINESS REGULATORY REVIEW BOARD,"

 

begs leave to report as follows:

 

The purpose and intent of this measure is to clarify the intent of the Small Business Regulatory Review Board's powers when reviewing state and county administrative rules that impact small business.

 

Your Committee received testimony in support of this measure from the Department of Business, Economic Development, and Tourism; Small Business Regulatory Review Board; and Maui Chamber of Commerce. Your Committee received comments on this measure from the Hawaii Farm Bureau.

 

Your Committee finds that it is important that the Small Business Regulatory Review Board's purview is clearly understood by the small business community, state and county agencies, and Hawaii business chambers and trade organizations. This measure will clarify the Board's powers to avoid any misinterpretations, which have occasionally occurred in the past.

 

As affirmed by the record of votes of the members of your Committee on Energy, Economic Development, and Tourism that is attached to this report, your Committee is in accord with the intent and purpose of S.B. No. 1348 and recommends that it pass Second Reading and be referred to your Committee on Judiciary.

 

Respectfully submitted on behalf of the members of the Committee on Energy, Economic Development, and Tourism,

 

 

 

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GLENN WAKAI, Chair