STAND. COM. REP. NO. 2654
RE: S.B. No. 192
Honorable Ronald D. Kouchi
President of the Senate
Twenty-Ninth State Legislature
Regular Session of 2018
State of Hawaii
Your Committee on Ways and Means, to which was referred S.B. No. 192 entitled:
"A BILL FOR AN ACT RELATING TO THE STATE BUDGET,"
begs leave to report as follows:
The purpose and intent of this measure is to appropriate funds for the operating and capital improvement budget of the Executive Branch for fiscal years 2017-2018 and 2018-2019.
For purposes of a public hearing, your Committee circulated a proposed S.D. 1 (Proposed Draft) of the measure, and notified the public that your Committee would be accepting testimony on the Proposed Draft, which amends descriptions of the capital improvement projects related to a live stock feed mill and a waste stream recycling facility in the General Appropriations Act of 2015, as amended.
Your Committee received testimony in support of the Proposed Draft from the Department of Agriculture and Agribusiness Development Corporation.
Your Committee received comments on the Proposed Draft from the Department of the Attorney General.
Your Committee finds that these two appropriations will lapse on June 30, 2018. Instead of force-lapsing the moneys and then re-appropriating moneys for these projects in this year's Supplemental Appropriations Act, your Committee believes that it would be more efficient to amend this measure to simply extend the lapse date for the projects.
Your Committee has amended this measure by:
(1) Clarifying that the appropriations made by the measure are also in the public interest of the State;
(2) Requiring the appropriations to lapse on June 30, 2019; and
(3) Making technical nonsubstantive amendments for purposes of clarity, consistency, and style.
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. 192, as amended herein, and recommends that it pass Second Reading in the form attached hereto as S.B. No. 192, S.D. 1, and be placed on the calendar for Third Reading.
Respectfully submitted on behalf of the members of the Committee on Ways and Means,
DONOVAN M. DELA CRUZ, Chair