STAND. COM. REP. NO. 1633

 

Honolulu, Hawaii

, 2021

 

RE: S.C.R. No. 166

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

 

Sir:

 

Your Committee on Judiciary & Hawaiian Affairs, to which was referred S.C.R. No. 166, S.D. 1, entitled:

 

"SENATE CONCURRENT RESOLUTION URGING STATE DEPARTMENTS AND ATTACHED AGENCIES TO TRAIN THEIR BOARDS AND COMMISSIONS,"

 

begs leave to report as follows:

 

The purpose and intent of this measure is to urge the heads of the departments and agencies that administratively control or supervise a board or commission to provide training for all members of their boards and commissions subject to 8417, Hawaii Revised Statutes.

 

Your Committee received testimony in support of this measure from the Department of Commerce and Consumer Affairs.

 

Your Committee finds that reports from the Office of the Auditor have indicated that various state board members and staff are unfamiliar with the applicable laws and statutes that are relevant to the work of the board or commission on which they sit, and sometimes the mission and goals of the board. Your Committee also finds that although some departments train the members of their boards and commissions, this is not a consistent practice throughout the State. This measure would help ensure that board and commission members have appropriate training to effectively fulfill their responsibilities. In this pandemic age, trainings should also be made available online and on demand, where possible, to avoid gatherings and get the relevant information to board members regardless of their locations and schedules.

 

Your Committee amended this measure by:

 

(1) Inserting language to offer trainings online or on demand, where possible, to board and commission members.

 

As affirmed by the record of votes of the members of your Committee on Judiciary & Hawaiian Affairs that is attached to this report, your Committee concurs with the intent and purpose of S.C.R. No. 166, S.D. 1, as amended herein, and recommends that it be referred to your Committee on Finance in the form attached hereto as S.C.R. No. 166, S.D. 1, H.D. 1.

 

 

Respectfully submitted on behalf of the members of the Committee on Judiciary & Hawaiian Affairs,

 

 

 

 

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MARK M. NAKASHIMA, Chair