STAND. COM. REP. NO. 123
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 Education, 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 require the:
(1) Department of Education School Facilities Agency to adopt and publish administrative rules necessary to implement Act 72, Session Laws of Hawaii 2020, by July 1, 2021; and
(2) Office of the Governor to provide a 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 received testimony in support of this measure from the Department of Transportation.
Your Committee finds that Act 72, Session Laws of Hawaii 2020, established a School Facilities Agency to be a body corporate and a public instrumentality of the State for the purposes of being responsible for public school development, planning, and construction related to capital improvement projects assigned to the Legislature, Governor, or Board of Education. Currently, the Department of Education is not required to adopt and publish administrative rules to implement Act 72, Session Laws of Hawaii 2020. This measure will require that administrative rules are established by July 1, 2021, which is integral to the operation of the School Facilities Agency.
As affirmed by the record of votes of the members of your Committee on Education that is attached to this report, your Committee is in accord with the intent and purpose of S.B. No. 136 and recommends that it pass Second Reading and be referred to your Committee on Ways and Means.
Respectfully submitted on behalf of the members of the Committee on Education,
MICHELLE N. KIDANI, Chair