STAND. COM. REP. NO. 577
RE: H.B. No. 1288
Honorable Scott K. Saiki
Speaker, House of Representatives
Thirty-First State Legislature
Regular Session of 2021
State of Hawaii
Your Committee on Judiciary & Hawaiian Affairs, to which was referred H.B. No. 1288 entitled:
"A BILL FOR AN ACT RELATING TO GOVERNMENT,"
begs leave to report as follows:
The purpose of this measure is to exclude non-voting ex‑officio board members appointed by the President of the Senate and Speaker of the House of Representatives to the Board of Directors of the Honolulu Authority for Rapid Transportation from being counted for the purposes of quorum.
Your Committee finds that currently it is not clear whether non-voting ex‑officio members should be counted toward a quorum for voting purposes for the Board of the Honolulu Authority for Rapid Transportation, ultimately impeding the Board's ability to act on important measures. Your Committee further finds that historically, gathering nine members for quorum has been difficult and counterproductive. This measure will clarify the quorum requirements, thereby allowing the Board of Directors of the Honolulu Authority for Rapid Transportation to achieve quorum and conduct business efficiently and on a regular basis.
As affirmed by the record of votes of the members of your Committee on Judiciary & Hawaiian Affairs that is attached to this report, your Committee is in accord with the intent and purpose of H.B. No. 1288 and recommends that it be referred to your Committee on Finance.
Respectfully submitted on behalf of the members of the Committee on Judiciary & Hawaiian Affairs,
MARK M. NAKASHIMA, Chair