STAND. COM. REP. NO. 3823
RE: S.R. No. 83
Honorable Ronald D. Kouchi
President of the Senate
Thirtieth State Legislature
Regular Session of 2020
State of Hawaii
Your Committee on Ways and Means, to which was referred S.R. No. 83 entitled:
"SENATE RESOLUTION REQUESTING THE DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION, IN CONJUNCTION WITH THE CITY AND COUNTY OF HONOLULU, TO DEVELOP A STRATEGY TO IMPLEMENT A BACK TAX WAIVER PROGRAM IN THE CITY AND COUNTY OF HONOLULU,"
begs leave to report as follows:
The purpose and intent of this measure is to request the state Department of Transportation to work in conjunction with the City and County of Honolulu to develop a strategy to implement a back tax waiver program in the City and County of Honolulu.
Prior to your Committee's hearing on this measure, your Committee circulated S.R. No. 83, S.D. 1 PROPOSED ("Proposed Draft"), the purpose of which is to request that the Department of Human Resources Development convene a task force to review the functions and operations of the state government and identify, and make recommendations regarding, any functions or operations that can be modified in a cost-effective manner to meet the changing needs of the public.
Your Committee received testimony in support of the Proposed Draft from Transform Hawaii Government.
Your Committee received comments on the Proposed Draft from the Department of Human Resources Development.
Your Committee finds that the COVID-19 pandemic exposed the need for the state government to adjust its operations and shift employees in order to provide vital services to the public more responsively and effectively. Your Committee believes that an exchange of ideas and information between the State and its employees is the best way for the State to identify measures to improve government operations in order to serve the new needs of the public.
Your Committee has amended this measure by adopting the Proposed Draft.
As affirmed by the record of votes of the members of your Committee on Ways and Means that is attached to this report, your Committee concurs with the intent and purpose of S.R. No. 83, as amended herein, and recommends its adoption in the form attached hereto as S.R. No. 83, S.D. 1.
Respectfully submitted on behalf of the members of the Committee on Ways and Means,
DONOVAN M. DELA CRUZ, Chair