STAND. COM. REP. NO. 280

 

Honolulu, Hawaii

 

RE: S.B. No. 1419

S.D. 1

 

 

 

Honorable Ronald D. Kouchi

President of the Senate

Thirtieth State Legislature

Regular Session of 2019

State of Hawaii

 

Sir:

 

Your Committee on Higher Education, to which was referred S.B. No. 1419 entitled:

 

"A BILL FOR AN ACT RELATING TO THE UNIVERSITY OF HAWAII,"

 

begs leave to report as follows:

 

The purpose and intent of this measure is to require the University of Hawaii to include all long-term leases the university enters into with the intent to purchase as part of its capital improvement projects budget request.

 

Your Committee received comments on this measure from the University of Hawaii System.

 

Your Committee finds that the funds expended by the University of Hawaii and the accompanying contractual obligations it must adhere to when entering into long-term leases are matters of statewide concern. This measure provides additional transparency for the potential purchasing of property by the University of Hawaii to ensure that university resources are used effectively and efficiently.

 

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 Higher Education that is attached to this report, your Committee is in accord with the intent and purpose of S.B. No. 1419, as amended herein, and recommends that it pass Second Reading in the form attached hereto as S.B. No. 1419, S.D. 1, and be referred to your Committees on Judiciary and Ways and Means.

 

Respectfully submitted on behalf of the members of the Committee on Higher Education,

 

 

 

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DONNA MERCADO KIM, Chair