STAND. COM. REP. NO. 2172
RE: S.B. No. 976
Honorable Scott K. Saiki
Speaker, House of Representatives
Thirtieth State Legislature
Regular Session of 2019
State of Hawaii
Your Committee on Finance, to which was referred S.B. No. 976, S.D. 2, H.D. 1, entitled:
"A BILL FOR AN ACT RELATING TO PUBLIC LIBRARIES,"
begs leave to report as follows:
(1) Establishing a Pilot Program and Library Facilities Fund to generate revenue through the leasing of public library lands to meet the mission of the public libraries;
(2) Requiring the Board of Education to initially report to the Legislature on the Pilot Program prior to the 2021 Regular Session; and
(3) Appropriating funds for a comprehensive planning study to review all state public library land sites and facilities to assist the State Librarian and the Board of Education in identifying public library land sites for the Pilot Program.
As affirmed by the record of votes of the members of your Committee on Finance that is attached to this report, your Committee is in accord with the intent and purpose of S.B. No. 976, S.D. 2, H.D. 1, and recommends that it pass Third Reading.
Respectfully submitted on behalf of the members of the Committee on Finance,
SYLVIA LUKE, Chair