HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES
THIRTY-FIRST LEGISLATURE, 2021
STATE OF HAWAII
A BILL FOR AN ACT
RELATING TO THE COMMISSION FOR NATIONAL AND COMMUNITY SERVICE.
BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF HAWAII:
SECTION 1. Section 90D-2, Hawaii Revised Statutes, is amended to read as follows:
Commission for national and community service; establishment.[ ]] There is established within the [ University
of Hawaii,] department of business, economic development, and tourism,
for administrative purposes only, the [ commission for national and
community service[ ]] to:
(1) Encourage community service and volunteer participation as a means of community and state problem-solving;
(2) Promote and support voluntary citizen involvement in government and private programs throughout the State;
(3) Develop a long-term, comprehensive vision and plan for action for community service initiatives in Hawaii; and
(4) Serve as the Stateꞌs liaison to national and state organizations that support its mission.
The establishment of this commission replaces the commission created by Executive Order 94-01."
SECTION 2. Section 90D-3, Hawaii Revised Statutes, is amended by amending subsection (a) to read as follows:
Members] Except as otherwise
provided, members of the commission shall be appointed by the governor on a
bipartisan basis subject to section 26-34.
The commission shall consist of not fewer than fifteen and not more than
twenty-five members. Not more than fifty
per cent of the commission plus one member may be from the same political
party. To the extent possible, the
commission shall be balanced according to race, ethnicity, age, disability, and
gender characteristics. All appointments
shall be for three-year terms. Members
shall not serve more than two consecutive terms. The commission shall include:
(1) An individual with expertise in the educational, training, and developmental needs of youths, particularly disadvantaged youths;
(2) An individual with experience in promoting the involvement of older adults in service and volunteerism;
(3) A representative of community-based agencies or community-based organizations within the State;
(4) The superintendent of education, or a designee;
(5) A representative
county governments;] the city and county of Honolulu designated
by the mayor of the city and county of Honolulu;
(6) A representative of the county of Hawaii designated by the mayor of the county of Hawaii;
(7) A representative of the county of Maui designated by the mayor of the county of Maui;
(8) A representative of the county of Kauai designated by the mayor of the county of Kauai;
(6)] (9) A representative of local labor organizations
in the State;
(7)] (10) A representative of business;
(8)] (11) An individual between the ages of sixteen and
twenty-five who is a participant or supervisor in a volunteer or service
program; [ and]
(9)] (12) A representative of a national service
program described in Title 42 United States Code section [ 12572(a),] 12572(a),
(b), or (c), as amended, as a nonvoting, ex officio member[ .];
(13) A representative of the volunteer sector."
SECTION 3. Section 90D-5, Hawaii Revised Statutes, is amended to read as follows:
Meetings. The commission
shall meet at least [ quarterly. Failure
to attend at least seventy-five per cent of called meetings in any calendar
year shall result in removal from the commission.] twice annually. A quorum shall consist of a [ simple]
majority of voting members. All meetings
of the commission shall be conducted subject to chapter 92."
SECTION 4. Statutory material to be repealed is bracketed and stricken. New statutory material is underscored.
SECTION 5. This Act, upon its approval, shall take effect on July 1, 2022.
Department of Business, Economic Development, and Tourism; Commission for National and Community Service
Transfers for administrative purposes only the Commission for National and Community Service from the University of Hawaii to the Department of Business, Economic Development, and Tourism. Adds a representative from each county mayorꞌs office to the commission and a representative of the volunteer sector. Also changes meeting requirements from quarterly to twice annually.
The summary description of legislation appearing on this page is for informational purposes only and is not legislation or evidence of legislative intent.