STAND. COM. REP. NO. 808
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 Judiciary, to which was referred S.B. No. 647, S.D. 1, 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:
(1) Increase the membership of the State Capitol Management Committee by including the Lieutenant Governor and the Lieutenant Governor's Chief of Staff;
(2) Prohibit the Lieutenant Governor from being represented on the State Capitol Management Committee by a designee; and
(3) Require the Lieutenant Governor to submit an annual report to the Legislature regarding the State Capitol Management Committee's work, recommendations, and expenditures.
Your Committee received testimony in support of this measure from the O‘ahu County Committee on Legislative Priorities of the Democratic Party of Hawai‘i.
Your Committee finds that the State Capitol Management Committee was established to ensure that the facilities and grounds of the Hawaii State Capitol are secure, properly maintained, and operated in a manner that meets the needs and expectations of the general public. This measure will promote more inclusion of occupants of the Capitol by adding the Lieutenant Governor as Chairperson of the Committee, while ensuring greater transparency of the Committee's work by requiring an annual report on its work, recommendations, and expenditures.
As affirmed by the record of votes of the members of your Committee on Judiciary that is attached to this report, your Committee is in accord with the intent and purpose of S.B. No. 647, S.D. 1, and recommends that it pass Third Reading.
Respectfully submitted on behalf of the members of the Committee on Judiciary,
KARL RHOADS, Chair