STAND. COM. REP. NO. 836
RE: S.B. No. 497
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. 497 entitled:
"A BILL FOR AN ACT RELATING TO GRANTS,"
begs leave to report as follows:
The purpose and intent of this measure is to require applicants for grants awarded by the Legislature pursuant to chapter 42F, Hawaii Revised Statutes, to provide certain documentation before they may qualify to receive those grants.
Your Committee received testimony in support of this measure from the Office of Community Services and Hawaii Alliance of Nonprofit Organizations.
Your Committee finds that the measure will help the Legislature and the state offices charged with administering grants ensure that potential grantees are in good standing to do business with the State, legally eligible for awards, well-established, and have the infrastructure necessary to successfully execute their proposed programs or projects.
Your Committee has amended this measure by changing the effective date to July 1, 2050, to facilitate further discussion on the measure.
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. 497, as amended herein, and recommends that it pass Second Reading in the form attached hereto as S.B. No. 497, 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,
DONOVAN M. DELA CRUZ, Chair