STAND. COM. REP. NO.  1354


Honolulu, Hawaii

                , 2021


RE:   S.B. No. 1015

      S.D. 2

      H.D. 1





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:




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 received testimony in support of this measure from 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,