STAND. COM. REP. NO. 194
RE: H.B. No. 809
Honorable Joseph M. Souki
Speaker, House of Representatives
Twenty-Seventh State Legislature
Regular Session of 2013
State of Hawaii
Your Committee on Consumer Protection & Commerce, to which was referred H.B. No. 809 entitled:
"A BILL FOR AN ACT RELATING TO THE PUBLIC UTILITIES COMMISSION,"
begs leave to report as follows:
The purpose of this measure is to require the Public Utilities Commission to include an update of the public utilities commission special fund receipts and expenditures as part of its annual report to the Governor instead of as a separate report to the Legislature.
Your Committee finds that the Public Utilities Commission is required to submit to the Governor an annual report on the Commission's actions during the preceding fiscal year, which the Governor is required to furnish to the Legislature. In addition, the Commission is required to submit a report annually to the Legislature detailing funds received and funds expended from the public utilities commission special fund. Combining these two annual reports would conserve resources without reducing the information made available to the public and result in a single comprehensive annual document relating to the Commission's finances and functions.
As affirmed by the record of votes of the members of your Committee on Consumer Protection & Commerce that is attached to this report, your Committee is in accord with the intent and purpose of H.B. No. 809 and recommends that it pass Second Reading and be referred to the Committee on Finance.
Respectfully submitted on behalf of the members of the Committee on Consumer Protection & Commerce,
ANGUS L.K. McKELVEY, Chair