STAND. COM. REP. NO. 887
RE: S.B. No. 1194
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. 1194 entitled:
"A BILL FOR AN ACT MAKING EMERGENCY APPROPRIATIONS TO THE DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC SAFETY RELATING TO COVID-19 EXPENDITURES,"
begs leave to report as follows:
The purpose and intent of this measure is to make emergency appropriations to the Department of Public Safety to continue funding for certain programs and activities related to coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) response efforts.
Your Committee received written comments in support of this measure from the Department of Public Safety.
Your Committee finds that the emergency appropriations provided by this measure will allow the Department of Public Safety to continue to take necessary precautions against COVID-19 outbreaks in the State's correctional facilities and to maintain the Safe Travels Hawaii program.
Your Committee has amended this measure by:
(1) Moving the lapse provision into a separate section of the measure;
(2) Changing the effective date to July 1, 2050, to facilitate further discussion on the measure; and
(3) Making technical nonsubstantive amendments 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. 1194, as amended herein, and recommends that it pass Third Reading in the form attached hereto as S.B. No. 1194, S.D. 1.
Respectfully submitted on behalf of the members of the Committee on Ways and Means,
DONOVAN M. DELA CRUZ, Chair