STAND. COM. REP. NO. 911
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 Judiciary, 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 the Board of Regents of the University of Hawaii are responsible for effectively leading the University of Hawaii System. Your Committee further finds that having the most effective members possible on the Board is most important and thus find it is appropriate to consider making significant changes to the appointment process for membership. This measure provides voters the opportunity to consider whether the Candidate Advisory Council should no longer be constitutionally mandated and whether the Governor should be the appointing authority as provided by law.
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. 928 and recommends that it pass Third Reading.
Respectfully submitted on behalf of the members of the Committee on Judiciary,
KARL RHOADS, Chair