HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

H.B. NO.

1800

TWENTY-EIGHTH LEGISLATURE, 2016

H.D. 1

STATE OF HAWAII

 

 

 

 

 

 

A BILL FOR AN ACT

 

 

RELATING TO THE UNIVERSITY OF HAWAII.

 

 

BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF HAWAII:

 


SECTION 1. Each session, legislators carefully weigh the costs and benefits of appropriating moneys to various worthy governmental operations. The legislature therefore finds that it is a matter of statewide concern when moneys appropriated to the University of Hawaii are not expended at all, or not expended for their intended purposes.

The purpose of this Act is to ensure that appropriations to the University of Hawaii are expended for the specific purposes intended by the legislature.

SECTION 2. Chapter 304A, Hawaii Revised Statutes, is amended by adding a new section to be appropriately designated and to read as follows:

"304A-   Appropriations; specific purpose. (a) Any appropriation made by the legislature to the University of Hawaii for a specific purpose as described in the general appropriations act, supplemental appropriations act, budget worksheets, or other appropriations vehicle shall be expended by the University of Hawaii for the specific purpose described in the general appropriations act, supplemental appropriations act, budget worksheets, or other appropriations vehicle, as applicable.

(b) If the University of Hawaii does not expend all of the funds for the specific purpose described by the legislature, the university shall submit a report to the legislature no later than twenty days before the convening of the next regular session. The report shall include a detailed explanation of why the funds were not expended or, if the funds were expended for a different purpose, why they were expended for that purpose. If the governor or director of finance, pursuant to the authority provided under chapter 37, modifies, amends, or reduces moneys appropriated to the university, the report shall include a description of how the funds that were actually released to the university were spent on the corresponding program.

(c) During the fiscal year following the submission of a report pursuant to subsection (b), an amount equal to any funds appropriated for the prior fiscal year that were not expended in accordance with the specific purpose as described by the legislature, plus any related recurring appropriations, shall be returned by the director of finance or the University of Hawaii to the general fund."

SECTION 3. New statutory material is underscored.

SECTION 4. This Act shall take effect on July 1, 2525.


 


Report Title:

University of Hawaii; Expenditures

 

Description:

Requires funds appropriated to the University of Hawaii for a specific purpose to be expended for that specific purpose. Requires a report that explains to the Legislature any nonconformity with the previous requirement. Requires unexpended funds to be returned to the general fund. (HB1800 HD1)

 

 

 

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