STAND. COM. REP. NO.  1723


Honolulu, Hawaii

                , 2021


RE:   S.B. No. 1050

      S.D. 1

      H.D. 1





Honorable Scott K. Saiki

Speaker, House of Representatives

Thirty-First State Legislature

Regular Session of 2021

State of Hawaii




     Your Committee on Judiciary & Hawaiian Affairs, to which was referred S.B. No. 1050, S.D. 1, entitled:




begs leave to report as follows:


     The purpose of this measure is to add the Department of the Attorney General to the list of agencies that are authorized to conduct criminal history record checks on current or prospective employees or employees or agents of contractors who have access to federal tax information.


     Your Committee received testimony in support of this measure from the Department of the Attorney General, Department of Taxation, Department of Human Resources Development, and one individual.


     Your Committee finds that the Internal Revenue Service requires that background checks be performed on all current and prospective employees and contractors who receive access to federal tax information.  These background checks must be comprehensive and include a state and Federal Bureau of Investigation fingerprint-based background check.  Your Committee further finds that the Department of the Attorney General requires additional authorization, as provided by this measure, to comply with this requirement.


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


     As affirmed by the record of votes of the members of your Committee on Judiciary & Hawaiian Affairs that is attached to this report, your Committee is in accord with the intent and purpose of S.B. No. 1050, S.D. 1, as amended herein, and recommends that it pass Second Reading in the form attached hereto as S.B. No. 1050, S.D. 1, H.D. 1, and be placed on the calendar for Third Reading.



Respectfully submitted on behalf of the members of the Committee on Judiciary & Hawaiian Affairs,