STAND. COM. REP. NO.  1467


Honolulu, Hawaii

                , 2021


RE:   S.B. No. 246

      S.D. 1

      H.D. 1





Honorable Scott K. Saiki

Speaker, House of Representatives

Thirty-First State Legislature

Regular Session of 2021

State of Hawaii




     Your Committee on Consumer Protection & Commerce, to which was referred S.B. No. 246, S.D. 1, H.D. 1, entitled:




begs leave to report as follows:


     The purpose of this measure is to establish the State Government Realignment Commission to periodically review the state executive branch's departments, divisions, and agencies, including functions and services, and submit its findings and recommendations to the Legislature.


     Your Committee received comments on this measure from the Department of Budget and Finance, Department of Accounting and General Services, and Department of Transportation.


     Your Committee finds that over time, the needs of society have changed drastically, with greater emphasis being placed on modernization, transparency, and accountability.  Your Committee further finds that consolidation of government to gain efficiency, reduce duplication of efforts, and consolidate and eliminate outdated processes has many positive benefits.  This measure is intended to modernize the state government while addressing current challenges to effective and efficient governing.


     As affirmed by the record of votes of the members of your Committee on Consumer Protection & Commerce that is attached to this report, your Committee is in accord with the intent and purpose of S.B. No. 246, S.D. 1, H.D. 1, and recommends that it be referred to your Committee on Finance.



Respectfully submitted on behalf of the members of the Committee on Consumer Protection & Commerce,