STAND. COM. REP. NO.  472-20


Honolulu, Hawaii

                , 2020


RE:   H.B. No. 1631





Honorable Scott K. Saiki

Speaker, House of Representatives

Thirtieth State Legislature

Regular Session of 2020

State of Hawaii




     Your Committee on Finance, to which was referred H.B. No. 1631 entitled:




begs leave to report as follows:


     The purpose of this measure is to authorize the issuance of general obligation bonds and to make the constitutionally required findings that the bond issuance will not cause the state debt limit to be exceeded.


     Your Committee received testimony in support of this measure from the Department of Budget and Finance.


Your Committee finds that Article VII, section 13, of the Constitution of the State of Hawaii requires the Legislature to include a declaration of findings in every general law authorizing the issuance of general obligation bonds, which shall declare that the total principal and interest on certain state bonds will not cause the debt limit to be exceeded at the time of issuance.  Your Committee further finds that the proceeds generated from the general obligation bonds authorized to be issued under this measure will be used to finance the fulfillment of important state objectives.


     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 H.B. No. 1631 and recommends that it pass Second Reading and be placed on the calendar for Third Reading.


Respectfully submitted on behalf of the members of the Committee on Finance,