STAND. COM. REP. NO. 182
RE: S.B. No. 647
Honorable Ronald D. Kouchi
President of the Senate
Thirtieth State Legislature
Regular Session of 2019
State of Hawaii
Your Committee on Government Operations, to which was referred S.B. No. 647 entitled:
"A BILL FOR AN ACT RELATING TO THE STATE CAPITOL MANAGEMENT COMMITTEE,"
begs leave to report as follows:
The purpose and intent of this measure is to increase the membership of the State Capitol Management Committee by including the Lieutenant Governor and the Lieutenant Governor's Chief of Staff and prohibit the Lieutenant Governor from being represented on the committee by a designee.
Your Committee received testimony in support of this measure from the Office of the Lieutenant Governor. Your Committee received comments on this measure from one individual.
Your Committee finds that currently, the Lieutenant Governor is not part of the State Capitol Management Committee. Your Committee further finds that adding the Lieutenant Governor to the State Capitol Management Committee as its chairperson and requiring an annual report regarding the Committee's work, recommendations, and expenditures will promote transparency.
Accordingly, your Committee has amended this measure by:
(1) Requiring the Lieutenant Governor to submit an annual report to the Legislature regarding the State Capitol Management Committee detailing the number of meetings; outcomes or actions; and number, dollar amount, and purpose of each Committee expenditure; and
(2) 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 Government Operations that is attached to this report, your Committee is in accord with the intent and purpose of S.B. No. 647, as amended herein, and recommends that it pass Second Reading in the form attached hereto as S.B. No. 647, S.D. 1, and be referred to your Committee on Judiciary.
Respectfully submitted on behalf of the members of the Committee on Government Operations,
LAURA H. THIELEN, Chair