STAND. COM. REP. NO. 553
RE: S.B. No. 1305
Honorable Ronald D. Kouchi
President of the Senate
Thirty-First State Legislature
Regular Session of 2021
State of Hawaii
Your Committees on Government Operations and Transportation, to which was referred S.B. No. 1305 entitled:
"A BILL FOR AN ACT RELATING TO THE DEPARTMENT OF ACCOUNTING AND GENERAL SERVICES,"
beg leave to report as follows:
The purpose and intent of this measure is to encourage the work-related use of personal vehicles by employees of the State to decrease the size of state motor pools.
Your Committees received comments on this measure from the Department of Accounting and General Services.
Your Committees find that the Department of Accounting and General Services currently maintains a fleet of about four hundred thirty-five vehicles in its motor pool program, and that the State as a whole has about five thousand vehicles owned and operated by various state agencies which operate their own motor pools and fleets. Your Committees further find that state employees who use their personal vehicles through their various bargaining unit contracts are reimbursed at the standard mileage rate prescribed by the Internal Revenue Service for each mile traveled for business purposes. This measure will establish a state compensation program for the use of personal vehicles to conduct official business with a goal of minimizing the size of motor pools maintained by the State and state agencies.
As affirmed by the records of votes of the members of your Committees on Government Operations and Transportation that are attached to this report, your Committees are in accord with the intent and purpose of S.B. No. 1305 and recommend that it pass Second Reading and be referred to your Committee on Ways and Means.
Respectfully submitted on behalf of the members of the Committees on Government Operations and Transportation,
CHRIS LEE, Chair
SHARON MORIWAKI, Chair