STAND. COM. REP. NO. 1696

 

Honolulu, Hawaii

 

RE: H.B. No. 185

H.D. 1

S.D. 2

 

 

 

Honorable Ronald D. Kouchi

President of the Senate

Thirty-First State Legislature

Regular Session of 2021

State of Hawaii

 

Sir:

 

Your Committee on Ways and Means, to which was referred H.B. No. 185, H.D. 1, S.D. 1, entitled:

 

"A BILL FOR AN ACT RELATING TO THE JUDICIARY,"

 

begs leave to report as follows:

 

The purpose and intent of this measure is to appropriate funds for the Judiciary for the fiscal biennium beginning July 1, 2021, and ending June 30, 2023.

 

Your Committee received testimony in support of this measure from the Judiciary; Office of the Public Defender; Hawaii State Bar Association; Kauai Bar Association; Hawaii County Bar Association; Family Law Section of the Hawaii State Bar Association; Appellate Section of the Hawaii State Bar Association; Environment, Energy, and Resources Section of the Hawaii State Bar Association; McKeon Sheldon Mehling, LLLC; and two individuals.

 

Your Committee finds that the appropriations made by this measure are intended to assist the Judiciary in its efforts to fulfill its constitutional and statutory duties for the 2021-2023 fiscal biennium.

 

Your Committee further finds that the Judiciary requested a capital improvement budget that totaled:

 

 

JUDICIARY

 

FY 2022

FY 2023

 

 

General Obligation Bonds

 

$22,016,000

$18,605,000

 

 

Your Committee has amended the budget to appropriate the following in capital improvement funds:

 

 

SENATE

 

FY 2022

FY 2023

 

 

General Obligation Bonds

 

$14,726,000

$2,200,000

 

 

American Rescue Plan Funds

 

$1,520,000

$2,520,000

 

 

All Means of Financing

 

$16,246,000

$4,720,000

 

 

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 is in accord with the intent and purpose of H.B. No. 185, H.D. 1, S.D. 1, as amended herein, and recommends that it pass Third Reading in the form attached hereto as H.B. No. 185, H.D. 1, S.D. 2.

 

Respectfully submitted on behalf of the members of the Committee on Ways and Means,

 

 

 

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DONOVAN M. DELA CRUZ, Chair