STAND. COM. REP. NO. 2610
RE: S.B. No. 2542
Honorable Ronald D. Kouchi
President of the Senate
Twenty-Eighth State Legislature
Regular Session of 2016
State of Hawaii
Your Committee on Ways and Means, to which was referred S.B. No. 2542, S.D. 1, entitled:
"A BILL FOR AN ACT RELATING TO REPAIR AND MAINTENANCE,"
begs leave to report as follows:
The purpose and intent of this measure is to establish a full funding policy and budgetary procedures for routine repair and maintenance of state facilities, including judiciary-owned facilities.
Specifically, this measure:
(1) Requires annual reports to the Legislature regarding routine repair and maintenance funding needs;
(2) Authorizes extended lapse dates for appropriations for routine repair and maintenance; and
(3) Requires that capital improvement projects include a recommended plan for routine repair and maintenance.
Your Committee received written comments in support of this measure from the Department of Budget and Finance and the Department of Accounting and General Services.
Your Committee received written comments on this measure from the Department of Human Resources Development.
Your Committee finds that this measure is necessary to ensure that the Legislature is provided with accurate and timely repair and maintenance costs of state-owned buildings and facilities so that it may appropriately budget for these costs.
Your Committee has amended this measure by removing language that would authorize an extended lapse date for an appropriation for routine repair and maintenance.
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. 2542, S.D. 1, as amended herein, and recommends that it pass Third Reading in the form attached hereto as S.B. No. 2542, S.D. 2.
Respectfully submitted on behalf of the members of the Committee on Ways and Means,
JILL N. TOKUDA, Chair