STAND. COM. REP. NO. 1129

 

Honolulu, Hawaii

                  

 

RE:    H.B. No. 697

       H.D. 1

       S.D. 1

 

 

 

Honorable Donna Mercado Kim

President of the Senate

Twenty-Eighth State Legislature

Regular Session of 2015

State of Hawaii

 

Madam:

 

     Your Committee on Government Operations, to which was referred H.B. No. 697, H.D. 1, entitled:

 

"A BILL FOR AN ACT RELATING TO STATE FACILITIES,"

 

begs leave to report as follows:

 

     The purpose and intent of this measure is to require the Auditor to review various departmental engineering sections that manage general fund capital improvement projects to determine whether it is in the public interest to continue to operate duplicative engineering operations among various departments throughout state government projects.

 

     Your Committee received testimony in support of this measure from the Department of Accounting and General Services.

 

     Your Committee finds that the State expends large sums on capital improvement projects.  It is critical that such projects are undertaken and carried out in the best interest of the State and at a good value to the taxpayers.  Gathering and evaluating information about the processes of the various departmental engineering sections will assist the Legislature in determining how the State should proceed with its engineering operations.

 

     Your Committee has amended this measure by making technical, nonsubstantive amendments for the purposes of clarity and consistency.

 

     As affirmed by the record of votes of the members of your Committee on Government Operations that is attached to this report, your Committee is in accord with the intent and purpose of H.B. No. 697, H.D. 1, as amended herein, and recommends that it pass Second Reading in the form attached hereto as H.B. No. 697, H.D. 1, S.D. 1, and be referred to the Committee on Ways and Means.

 

Respectfully submitted on behalf of the members of the Committee on Government Operations,

 

 

 

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DONOVAN M. DELA CRUZ, Chair