STAND. COM. REP. NO. 776
RE: S.B. No. 1015
Honorable Ronald D. Kouchi
President of the Senate
Thirty-First State Legislature
Regular Session of 2021
State of Hawaii
Your Committee on Ways and Means, to which was referred S.B. No. 1015, S.D. 1, entitled:
"A BILL FOR AN ACT RELATING TO THE COMPTROLLER,"
begs leave to report as follows:
The purpose and intent 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 written comments in support of this measure from the Department of Accounting and General Services.
Your Committee finds that the increase in telework by state employees resulting from the coronavirus disease 2019 pandemic requires a re-assessment of the State's future office space needs. Your Committee believes that the Comptroller is the appropriate entity to make these office space management decisions.
Your Committee has amended this measure by:
(1) Changing the effective date to July 1, 2050, to facilitate further discussion on the measure; and
(2) Making technical nonsubstantive changes for purposes of clarity, consistency, and style.
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 S.B. No. 1015, S.D. 1, as amended herein, and recommends that it pass Third Reading in the form attached hereto as S.B. No. 1015, S.D. 2.
Respectfully submitted on behalf of the members of the Committee on Ways and Means,
DONOVAN M. DELA CRUZ, Chair