STAND. COM. REP. NO. 1354
RE: S.B. No. 1015
Honorable Scott K. Saiki
Speaker, House of Representatives
Thirty-First State Legislature
Regular Session of 2021
State of Hawaii
Your Committee on Pandemic & Disaster Preparedness, to which was referred S.B. No. 1015, S.D. 2, entitled:
"A BILL FOR AN ACT RELATING TO THE COMPTROLLER,"
begs leave to report as follows:
The purpose of this measure is to require the Comptroller to perform additional office space management duties for state agencies occupying facilities that are managed by the Department of Accounting and General Services.
Your Committee finds that remote teleworking during the coronavirus disease 2019 pandemic has allowed the State to make better use of its limited resources, including office space, equipment, and other traditional needs of employees at state facilities. Your Committee believes that as a result, a re‑assessment of the State's current and future office space is needed to better prepare the State for possibly transitioning more employees to remote teleworking.
Your Committee has amended this measure by:
(1) Requiring the Comptroller to reduce the total square footage of space leased by the State as of July 1, 2021, by twenty-five percent no later than July 1, 2026;
(2) Requiring an annual progress report to be submitted to the Legislature; and
(3) 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 Pandemic & Disaster Preparedness that is attached to this report, your Committee is in accord with the intent and purpose of S.B. No. 1015, S.D. 2, as amended herein, and recommends that it pass Second Reading in the form attached hereto as S.B. No. 1015, S.D. 2, H.D. 1, and be referred to your Committee on Finance.
Respectfully submitted on behalf of the members of the Committee on Pandemic & Disaster Preparedness,
LINDA ICHIYAMA, Chair