STAND. COM. REP. NO.  1841


Honolulu, Hawaii

                , 2021


RE:   S.B. No. 332

      S.D. 2

      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. 332, S.D. 2, H.D. 1, entitled:




begs leave to report as follows:


     The purpose of this measure is to temporarily amend for one year the powers and duties of the Comptroller to reduce the preaudit requirements of all proposed payments to expenditures by:


     (1)  Increasing the minimum dollar amount of proposed payments to be preaudited from $10,000 to $100,000; and


     (2)  Allowing, rather than requiring, the Comptroller to preaudit proposed payments of expenditures of up to $100,000.


     Your Committee received testimony in support of this measure from one individual.  Your Committee received comments on this measure from the Department of Accounting and General Services.


     Your Committee has amended this measure by:


     (1)  Changing the minimum dollar amount of proposed payments required to be preaudited by the Comptroller and the threshold dollar amount for proposed payments that the Comptroller may preaudit to unspecified amounts; and


     (2)  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. 332, S.D. 2, H.D. 1, as amended herein, and recommends that it pass Third Reading in the form attached hereto as S.B. No. 332, S.D. 2, H.D. 2.



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