STAND. COM. REP. NO. 792

 

Honolulu, Hawaii

                  

 

RE:    S.B. No. 332

       S.D. 2

 

 

 

Honorable Ronald D. Kouchi

President of the Senate

Thirty-First State Legislature

Regular Session of 2021

State of Hawaii

 

Sir:

 

     Your Committee on Ways and Means, to which was referred S.B. No. 332, S.D. 1, entitled:

 

"A BILL FOR AN ACT RELATING TO PREAUDIT PAYMENTS,"

 

begs leave to report as follows:

 

     The purpose and intent of this measure is to amend the powers and duties of the Comptroller.

 

     Specifically, the measure increases the minimum dollar amount of proposed payments required to be preaudited from $10,000 to $100,000 and allows, rather than requires, the Comptroller to preaudit proposed payments of expenditures below $100,000.

 

     Your Committee received written comments on this measure from the Department of Accounting and General Services.

 

     Your Committee finds that updating the preaudit process for proposed payments will allow the State to provide services more efficiently and effectively and will help prevent delays in timely processing.

 

     Your Committee has amended this measure by:

 

     (1)  Clarifying that the Comptroller may preaudit proposed payments up to $100,000; and

 

     (2)  Making a technical, nonsubstantive change 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. 332, S.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.

 

Respectfully submitted on behalf of the members of the Committee on Ways and Means,

 

 

 

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DONOVAN M. DELA CRUZ, Chair