STAND. COM. REP. NO. 859
RE: S.B. No. 136
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. 136 entitled:
"A BILL FOR AN ACT RELATING TO THE SCHOOL FACILITIES AGENCY,"
begs leave to report as follows:
The purpose and intent of this measure is to facilitate the implementation of Act 72, Session Laws of Hawaii 2020.
Specifically, this measure requires the:
(1) Department of Education School Facilities Agency, by July 1, 2021, to adopt and publish administrative rules necessary to implement Act 72, Session Laws of Hawaii 2020; and
(2) Office of the Governor to report to the Legislature regarding the process by which the Department of Education purchases land and executes capital improvement project contracts through the School Facilities Agency.
Your Committee did not receive written comments on this measure.
Your Committee finds that Act 72, Session Laws of Hawaii 2020, established the School Facilities Agency but did not require the Agency to adopt or publish administrative rules. Your Committee further finds that administrative rules are necessary for the effective implementation of Act 72, and this measure would require that such administrative rules be adopted and published by July 1, 2021.
Your Committee has amended this measure by changing the effective date to July 1, 2050, to facilitate further discussion on the measure.
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. 136, as amended herein, and recommends that it pass Third Reading in the form attached hereto as S.B. No. 136, S.D. 1.
Respectfully submitted on behalf of the members of the Committee on Ways and Means,
DONOVAN M. DELA CRUZ, Chair