STAND. COM. REP. NO. 366
RE: S.B. No. 1304
Honorable Ronald D. Kouchi
President of the Senate
Thirty-First State Legislature
Regular Session of 2021
State of Hawaii
Your Committee on Government Operations, to which was referred S.B. No. 1304 entitled:
"A BILL FOR AN ACT RELATING TO CENTRAL SERVICES,"
begs leave to report as follows:
The purpose and intent of this measure is to require that the Department of Accounting and General Services (DAGS) be responsible for ensuring state facilities are maintained in accordance with proper repair, maintenance, and cleanliness standards to promote the health and safety of occupants and visitors.
Your Committee received testimony in support of this measure from the Department of Accounting and General Services.
Your Committee finds that it is in the best interest of the public and the State for state facilities to be managed with proper repair, maintenance, and sanitation procedures. According to testimony received by your Committee, state facilities are assigned to various departments and each department is responsible for the repairs, maintenance, and management of the facilities that they are assigned. Your Committee notes that DAGS has direct oversight over one percent of all State facilities.
Your Committee has amended this measure by:
(1) Limiting the scope of this measure to apply to the state buildings under the responsibility of DAGS; and
(2) Inserting language to encourage other state departments to adopt health and safety policies within their respective facilities.
As affirmed by the record of votes of the members of your Committee on Government Operations that is attached to this report, your Committee is in accord with the intent and purpose of S.B. No. 1304, as amended herein, and recommends that it pass Second Reading in the form attached hereto as S.B. No. 1304, S.D. 1, and be referred to your Committee on Judiciary.
Respectfully submitted on behalf of the members of the Committee on Government Operations,
SHARON MORIWAKI, Chair