STAND. COM. REP. NO. 1019
RE: S.B. No. 229
Honorable Scott K. Saiki
Speaker, House of Representatives
Thirty-First State Legislature
Regular Session of 2021
State of Hawaii
Your Committee on Legislative Management, to which was referred S.B. No. 229, S.D. 1, entitled:
"A BILL FOR AN ACT RELATING TO THE OFFICE OF THE AUDITOR,"
begs leave to report as follows:
(1) Require each department to submit an annual report for each non-general fund account to the Auditor in addition to the Legislature;
(2) Require that each department's annual report for each non-general fund account include, among other things, the status of implementing certain recommendations made by the Auditor and any reasons no action has been taken, if applicable; and
(3) Require the Auditor to include in the Auditor's annual report on certain special, revolving, and trust funds an identification of any recommendations that were included in any of the Auditor's reports published over the previous five years but have not yet been implemented.
Your Committee finds that because of the state budget deficit caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, the State requires valuable, detailed information about its non-general funds. This measure will ensure accurate reporting on the State's non-general funds by requiring the executive departments to provide information about the non-general funds to the Auditor as well as the Legislature on an annual basis.
As affirmed by the record of votes of the members of your Committee on Legislative Management that is attached to this report, your Committee is in accord with the intent and purpose of S.B. No. 229, S.D. 1, and recommends that it pass Second Reading and be referred to your Committee on Consumer Protection & Commerce.
Respectfully submitted on behalf of the members of the Committee on Legislative Management,
DALE T. KOBAYASHI, Chair