STAND. COM. REP. NO.  1842


Honolulu, Hawaii

                , 2021


RE:   S.B. No. 246

      S.D. 1

      H.D. 2





Honorable Scott K. Saiki

Speaker, House of Representatives

Thirty-First State Legislature

Regular Session of 2021

State of Hawaii




     Your Committee on Finance, 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 executive branch's departments, divisions, and agencies, including functions and services, and submit its findings and recommendations to the Legislature.


     Prior to the hearing on this measure, your Committee posted and made available for public review a proposed H.D. 2, which preserves the contents on this measure and additionally:


     (1)  Inserts appropriations of unspecified amounts from funds received by the State from the American Rescue Plan Act for various broadband infrastructure installation and expansion projects throughout the State; and


     (2)  Requires the Department of Accounting and General Services and Department of Transportation to submit an annual report regarding the various broadband infrastructure installation and expansion projects.

     Your Committee received testimony in support of the proposed H.D. 2 from the Department of Business, Economic Development, and Tourism and Department of Transportation.  Your Committee received comments on the proposed H.D. 2 from the Judiciary, Department of Education, Department of Budget and Finance, and Department of Accounting and General Services.


     Your Committee has amended this measure by adopting the proposed H.D. 2 and further amending the measure by making technical, nonsubstantive amendments for the purposes of clarity, consistency, and style.


     As affirmed by the record of votes of the members of your Committee on Finance 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, as amended herein, and recommends that it pass Third Reading in the form attached hereto as S.B. No. 246, S.D. 1, H.D. 2.



Respectfully submitted on behalf of the members of the Committee on Finance,