STAND. COM. REP. NO. 797
RE: S.B. No. 141
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. 141, S.D. 1, entitled:
"A BILL FOR AN ACT RELATING TO THE STATE BUILDING CODE COUNCIL,"
begs leave to report as follows:
The purpose and intent of this measure is to administratively relocate the State Building Code Council from the Department of Accounting and General Services to the Hawaii State Energy Office.
Your Committee received written comments in support of this measure from the Department of Labor and Industrial Relations; Department of Accounting and General Services; Hawaii State Energy Office; State Fire Council; Office of Climate Change, Sustainability and Resiliency of the City and County of Honolulu; and Climate Protectors Coalition.
Your Committee received written comments in opposition to this measure from the Plumbers and Fitters United Association, Local 675.
Your Committee finds that the State Building Code Council is administratively attached to the Department of Accounting and General Services. However, your Committee notes that the Department is only responsible for state facilities. Your Committee believes that, as the Council has a role that is beyond the scope of the Department of Accounting and General Services, it would be more appropriate to attach the Council to the Hawaii State Energy Office within the Department of Business, Economic Development, and Tourism.
Your Committee has amended this measure by:
(1) Inserting language to address the transfer from the Department of Accounting and General Services to the Hawaii State Energy Office of the officers, employees, functions, records, and other matters relating to the State Building Code Council;
(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. 141, S.D. 1, as amended herein, and recommends that it pass Third Reading in the form attached hereto as S.B. No. 141, S.D. 2.
Respectfully submitted on behalf of the members of the Committee on Ways and Means,
DONOVAN M. DELA CRUZ, Chair