STAND. COM. REP. NO. 41
RE: S.B. No. 928
Honorable Ronald D. Kouchi
President of the Senate
Thirtieth State Legislature
Regular Session of 2019
State of Hawaii
Your Committee on Higher Education, to which was referred S.B. No. 928 entitled:
"A BILL FOR AN ACT PROPOSING AN AMENDMENT TO ARTICLE X, SECTION 6, OF THE HAWAII STATE CONSTITUTION, TO MODIFY THE APPOINTMENT PROCESS FOR THE BOARD OF REGENTS OF THE UNIVERSITY OF HAWAII,"
begs leave to report as follows:
The purpose and intent of this measure is to propose an amendment to article X, section 6, of the Hawaii State Constitution to modify the appointment process for the Board of Regents of the University of Hawaii.
Your Committee did not receive any testimony on this measure.
Your Committee finds that it is appropriate to reassess and seriously consider making significant changes to the appointment process for the Board of Regents of the University of Hawaii to increase the Governor's ability to appoint qualified individuals to serve as Regents and effectively lead the University of Hawaii System. This measure will allow voters to consider whether the Candidate Advisory Council should no longer be constitutionally mandated and authorize the Governor to make appointments as provided by law.
As affirmed by the record of votes of the members of your Committee on Higher Education that is attached to this report, your Committee is in accord with the intent and purpose of S.B. No. 928 and recommends that it pass Second Reading and be referred to your Committee on Judiciary.
Respectfully submitted on behalf of the members of the Committee on Higher Education,
DONNA MERCADO KIM, Chair