STAND. COM. REP. NO. 107
RE: S.B. No. 812
Honorable Ronald D. Kouchi
President of the Senate
Thirtieth State Legislature
Regular Session of 2019
State of Hawaii
Your Committee on Commerce, Consumer Protection, and Health, to which was referred S.B. No. 812 entitled:
"A BILL FOR AN ACT RELATING TO THE DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE AND CONSUMER AFFAIRS,"
begs leave to report as follows:
The purpose and intent of this measure is to appropriate or authorize funds, amend positions, or amend means of financing for various operating expenses of the Department of Commerce and Consumer Affairs.
Your Committee received testimony in support of this measure from the Department of Commerce and Consumer Affairs, the Public Utilities Commission, and one individual.
Your Committee finds that this measure expresses adjustments to the programs or positions included, maximum sums appropriated or authorized, or means of financing indicated for the Department of Commerce and Consumer Affairs in the General Appropriations Act of 2017, as amended by the Supplemental Appropriations Act of 2018. Your Committee notes that this measure includes sixteen budget requests from the Department of Commerce and Consumer Affairs. The Department indicated in testimony before your Committee that each division has sufficient reserves to cover the costs associated with the budget increases proposed by this measure. Your Committee notes that this measure also includes five budget requests from the Public Utilities Commission.
Your Committee's intent in recommending this measure for passage is for the adjustments expressed to be incorporated into the General Appropriations Act of 2019 or other appropriate legislative vehicle or to be adopted separately. As such, your Committee requests your Committee on Ways and Means to incorporate the adjustments expressed by this measure into the appropriate legislative vehicle or amend this measure to include any provisions necessary to effectuate its purpose and intent.
As affirmed by the record of votes of the members of your Committee on Commerce, Consumer Protection, and Health that is attached to this report, your Committee is in accord with the intent and purpose of S.B. No. 812 and recommends that it pass Second Reading and be referred to your Committee on Ways and Means.
Respectfully submitted on behalf of the members of the Committee on Commerce, Consumer Protection, and Health,
ROSALYN H. BAKER, Chair