STAND. COM. REP. NO. 2114

 

Honolulu, Hawaii

, 2019

 

RE: S.B. No. 1374

S.D. 2

H.D. 1

 

 

 

 

Honorable Scott K. Saiki

Speaker, House of Representatives

Thirtieth State Legislature

Regular Session of 2019

State of Hawaii

 

Sir:

 

Your Committee on Finance, to which was referred S.B. No. 1374, S.D. 2, H.D. 1, entitled:

 

"A BILL FOR AN ACT RELATING TO THE HAWAII RETIREMENT SAVINGS PROGRAM,"

 

begs leave to report as follows:

 

The purpose of this measure is to establish the Hawaii Retirement Savings Program, which provides private sector employees the opportunity to begin and grow retirement savings through payroll deduction.

 

The Policy Advisory Board for Elder Affairs, The Hawaii Appleseed Center for Law and Economic Justice, Chinatown Gateway Plaza Tenant Association, Young Progressives Demanding Action, AARP, AARP Hawaii, 3 Financial Group LLC, Art Nelson Sailmaker/Ullman Sails Hawaii, Burgers on Bishop, Caring Across Generations, Oahu County Democrats, and numerous individuals testified in support of this measure. The American Council of Life Insurers, NAIFA Hawaii, Hawaii Bankers Association, and an individual testified in opposition to this measure. The Department of Budget and Finance, Securities Industry and Financial Markets Association, Hawaii County Mayor's Advisory Committee on Aging, and a few individuals provided comments.

 

As affirmed by the record of votes of the members of your Committee on Finance that is attached to this report, your Committee is in accord with the intent and purpose of S.B. No. 1374, S.D. 2, H.D. 1, and recommends that it pass Third Reading.

 

Respectfully submitted on behalf of the members of the Committee on Finance,

 

 

 

 

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SYLVIA LUKE, Chair