COM. REP. NO. 522
RE: H.B. No. 75
Honorable Scott K. Saiki
Speaker, House of Representatives
Thirty-First State Legislature
Regular Session of 2021
State of Hawaii
Your Committee on Economic Development, to which was referred H.B. No. 75 entitled:
"A BILL FOR AN ACT RELATING TO GRANTS,"
begs leave to report as follows:
The purpose of this measure is to allow an organization to qualify for grants under chapter 42F, Hawaii Revised Statutes, if the organization spends at least ninety percent of its operating budget in the State.
received testimony in support of this measure from the Office
of the Mayor of the County of Kaua‘i, Hanalei Watershed Hui, Waipā Foundation, National Tropical
Botanical Garden, Laukahi: Hawai‘i Plant
Conservation Network, and seven individuals. Your Committee received comments on this
measure from the Office of Community Services.
Your Committee finds that under existing
law, a nonprofit organization must be incorporated in the State in order to be
eligible to receive grants under chapter 42F, Hawaii Revised Statutes. This measure ensures that all nonprofit
organizations that are doing work that benefits the State and are in good
standing, regardless of where the organizations are incorporated, are eligible
to receive state funding through such grants.
Your Committee has amended this measure by:
(1) Deleting language that would have allowed an organization to qualify for a grant under chapter 42F, Hawaii Revised Statutes, if the organization spends at least ninety percent of its operating budget in the State;
(2) Inserting language that allows an organization to qualify if the organization is registered with the Department of Commerce and Consumer Affairs and in possession of a valid certificate of vendor compliance issued by the State; and
(3) Changing the effective date to July 1, 2050, to encourage further discussion.
As affirmed by the record of votes of the members of your Committee on Economic Development that is attached to this report, your Committee is in accord with the intent and purpose of H.B. No. 75, as amended herein, and recommends that it pass Second Reading in the form attached hereto as H.B. No. 75, H.D. 1, and be referred to your Committee on Finance.
Respectfully submitted on behalf of the members of the Committee on Economic Development,
SEAN QUINLAN, Chair