Honolulu, Hawaii



RE:    S.B. No. 911

       S.D. 1




Honorable Ronald D. Kouchi

President of the Senate

Thirty-First State Legislature

Regular Session of 2021

State of Hawaii




     Your Committee on Ways and Means, to which was referred S.B. No. 911 entitled:




begs leave to report as follows:


     The purpose and intent of this measure is to clarify existing, and establish new, eligibility and document provision requirements for organizations applying for grants under chapter 42F, Hawaii Revised Statutes.


     Your Committee received testimony in support of this measure from the Office of Community Services and one individual.


     Your Committee received testimony in opposition to this measure from the Hawaii Youth Services Network.


     Your Committee received written comments on this measure from the Department of Taxation, Domestic Violence Action Center, and Hawaii Alliance of Nonprofit Organizations.


     Your Committee finds that requiring organizations applying for grants under chapter 42F, Hawaii Revised Statutes, to provide certain documentation at the beginning of the Legislature's reviewing process will improve the effectiveness of the grant-application process.


     Your Committee has amended this measure by:


     (1)  Amending section 42F-102, Hawaii Revised Statutes, to require the submission of certain documentation with each request for a grant under chapter 42F, Hawaii Revised Statutes;


     (2)  Clarifying that certain requirements in section 42F-103, Hawaii Revised Statutes, are eligibility requirements for receiving a grant and not requirements for the provision of documents;


     (3)  Inserting a provision allowing an organization to qualify for a grant under chapter 42F, Hawaii Revised Statutes, if the organization is registered with the Department of Commerce and Consumer Affairs and in possession of a valid certificate of vendor compliance issued by the State;


(4)  Clarifying that an applicant for a grant may provide evidence of filing federal Form 990-PF, in addition to certain other federal tax forms;


(5)  Changing the effective date to July 1, 2050, to facilitate further discussion on the measure; and


(6)  Making technical nonsubstantive amendments 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. 911, as amended herein, and recommends that it pass Second Reading in the form attached hereto as S.B. No. 911, S.D. 1, and be placed on the calendar for Third Reading.


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