STAND. COM. REP. NO. 1253
RE: H.C.R. No. 43
Honorable Scott K. Saiki
Speaker, House of Representatives
Thirty-First State Legislature
Regular Session of 2021
State of Hawaii
Your Committee on Legislative Management, to which was referred H.C.R. No. 43 entitled:
"HOUSE CONCURRENT RESOLUTION REQUESTING THE DEPARTMENT OF ACCOUNTING AND GENERAL SERVICES TO DEFER ITS PROPOSED RENOVATIONS OF THE HAWAII STATE CAPITOL REFLECTING POOL,"
begs leave to report as follows:
The purpose of this measure is to request the Department of Accounting and General Services to defer its proposed renovations of the Hawaii State Capitol reflecting pool and dedicate its resources toward areas of the pool that require immediate repair.
Your Committee received testimony in support of this measure from one individual. Your Committee received testimony in opposition to this measure from the Department of Accounting and General Services.
Your Committee recognizes that in its current condition, the reflecting pool at the Hawaii State Capitol faces significant maintenance challenges because of inadequate water circulation, high saline content, inadequacy of the waterproofing membrane, and the sheer surface area and volume of water. Your Committee finds that because of the serious long-term financial constraints caused by the economic impact of the COVID-19 pandemic, the proposed $30,000,000 renovation and repair of the Hawaii State Capitol reflecting pool are not tenable at this time. Your Committee requests that the Department of Accounting and General Services continue to work with the author of this measure to craft the most efficient and cost-effective manner to address repairs relating to structural and waterproofing concerns of the Hawaii State Capitol reflecting pool.
Your Committee has amended this measure by:
(1) Changing its title to read: "REQUESTING THE DEPARTMENT OF ACCOUNTING AND GENERAL SERVICES TO WORK WITH THE LEGISLATURE TO ENSURE THE MOST COST-EFFECTIVE AND EFFICIENT MANNER TO ADDRESS NECESSARY RENOVATIONS OF THE HAWAII STATE CAPITOL REFLECTING POOL."; and
(2) Making technical, nonsubstantive amendments for the purposes of clarity, consistency, and style.
As affirmed by the record of votes of the members of your Committee on Legislative Management that is attached to this report, your Committee concurs with the intent and purpose of H.C.R. No. 43, as amended herein, and recommends that it be referred to your Committee on Finance in the form attached hereto as H.C.R. No. 43, H.D. 1.
Respectfully submitted on behalf of the members of the Committee on Legislative Management,
DALE T. KOBAYASHI, Chair