STAND. COM. REP. NO. 1138
RE: S.B. No. 502
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. 502, S.D. 1, entitled:
"A BILL FOR AN ACT RELATING TO GOVERNMENT ACCOUNTABILITY,"
begs leave to report as follows:
The purpose and intent of this measure is to require the Legislative Reference Bureau to inform the Legislature on the status and subject matter of all reports required by law or requested by concurrent resolutions.
More specifically, this measure requires:
(1) Certain legislative officers to notify the Legislative Reference Bureau of the officer's receipt of a required or requested report;
(2) The Legislative Reference Bureau to create and distribute to the Legislature a spreadsheet containing information on the status and subject of all required or requested reports, and notify the Legislature of any required or requested reports that have not been timely submitted; and
(3) Reporting agencies to include certain information in their respective reports.
No written comments were received on this measure.
Your Committee finds that due to the number of reports and studies that are required by law or requested by legislative concurrent resolution to be submitted to the Legislature each year, such a system would facilitate a better accounting of when the requested reports have been filed with the Legislature.
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. 502, S.D. 1, and recommends that it pass Third Reading.
Respectfully submitted on behalf of the members of the Committee on Ways and Means,
DONOVAN M. DELA CRUZ, Chair