HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

THE THIRTY-FIRST LEGISLATURE

REGULAR SESSION OF 2022

 

COMMITTEE ON GOVERNMENT REFORM

Rep. Angus L.K. McKelvey, Chair

Rep. Tina Wildberger, Vice Chair

 

Rep. Luella Costales

Rep. Justin H. Woodson

Rep. Stacelynn K.M. Eli

Rep. Kyle T. Yamashita

Rep. Linda Ichiyama

Rep. Gene Ward

Rep. John M. Mizuno

 

 

 

NOTICE OF HEARING

 

DATE:

Wednesday, March 16, 2022

TIME:

09:00AM

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Conference Room 309

State Capitol

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A G E N D A

 

SB 3164, SD1

(SSCR2828)

Status

RELATING TO CAMPAIGN FINANCE.

Requires the maintenance of transfer records relating to certain campaign contributions and transfers. Requires certain covered persons to seek permission from contributors to use of transfer contributed funds for independent campaign spending. Requires certain major contributors to disclose and maintain relevant records relating to the identities of other contributors. Requires certain covered persons to file disclosure reports with the Campaign Spending Commission. Facilitates the identification of certain top contributors of funds for certain political advertisements. Prohibits structured transactions. Takes effect 7/30/2075. (SD1)

 

GVR, JHA, FIN

SB 2300

(SSCR2746)

Status

RELATING TO CAMPAIGN FINANCE.

Allows candidates seeking election to use campaign funds for child care and vital household dependent care costs under certain conditions.

 

GVR, JHA, FIN

SB 2044

(SSCR3015)

Status

RELATING TO VIOLATIONS OF CAMPAIGN FINANCE LAW.

Increases from $1,000 to $5,000 the fine that may be assessed for campaign spending law violations against a noncandidate committee making only independent expenditures and that has received at least one contribution of more than $10,000, or spent more than $10,000 in an election period. Allows the Campaign Spending Commission to order that the fine be up to three times the amount of the unlawful contribution or expenditure, and that the payment of the fine assessed against a noncandidate committee, or any portion thereof, be paid from the personal funds of an officer of the noncandidate committee.

 

GVR, JHA, FIN

SB 2043

(SSCR2748)

Status

RELATING TO CANDIDATE COMMITTEE AND NONCANDIDATE COMMITTEE ORGANIZATIONAL REPORTS.

Housekeeping measure that repeals references in sections 11‑322(b) and 11‑323(b), HRS, to paragraphs in subsection (a) of those statutes that have been repealed.

 

GVR, JHA, FIN

SB 3244, SD1

(SSCR2975)

Status

RELATING TO LEGISLATIVE REAPPORTIONMENT.

Repeals the definition of permanent resident for legislative reapportionment purposes. Takes effect 7/30/2075. (SD1)

 

GVR, JHA, FIN

SB 3254, SD1

(SSCR3113)

Status

PROPOSING AMENDMENTS TO ARTICLE IV, SECTIONS 4 AND 6, OF THE HAWAII STATE CONSTITUTION REGARDING REAPPORTIONMENT.

Proposes a constitutional amendment to specify that reapportionment shall be based upon the resident population, as counted in the most recent decennial United States Census. (SD1)

 

GVR, JHA, FIN

SB 2210, SD2

(SSCR3021)

Status

RELATING TO ELECTIONS.

Requires the Chief Election Officer, with assistance from the county clerks for elections that involve county offices and countywide ballot issues, to publish and distribute a voters' pamphlet. Effective 7/30/2075. (SD2)

 

GVR, JHA, FIN

SB 3226, SD2

(SSCR3107)

Status

RELATING TO ELECTIONS.

Requires the Office of Elections to prepare a digital voter registration guide to be posted on its website. Requires the Office of Election to mail a notice with each ballot notifying voters that a voter information guide may be found on its website. Requires compliance with certain accessibility standards. Makes an appropriation. Takes effect 7/30/2075. (SD2)

 

GVR, JHA, FIN

SB 312, SD1

(SSCR2201)

Status

PROPOSING AN AMENDMENT TO THE HAWAII CONSTITUTION REGARDING THE FREEDOM OF SPEECH.

Proposes a symbolic constitutional amendment to provide that freedom of speech protected under the Hawaii State Constitution does not include the expenditure of money to influence elections. (SD1)

 

GVR, JHA, FIN

SB 2138, SD1

(SSCR2775)

Status

RELATING TO STATE EMPLOYEES.

Subjects interns who work for the State to the provisions of chapter 84, Hawaii Revised Statutes, otherwise known as the State Ethics Code, by defining and including the term "intern" in the definition of employees, who are subject to the provisions of the Code. (SD1)

 

GVR, LAT, FIN

SB 3329, SD1

(SSCR2974)

Status

RELATING TO PUBLIC PARTICIPATION IN GOVERNMENT.

Repeals chapter 634F, Hawaii Revised Statutes. Enacts the Uniform Public Expression Protection Act. (SD1)

 

GVR, JHA, FIN

SB 2334, SD2

(SSCR2788)

Status

RELATING TO THE BOARD OF EDUCATION.

Requires the Board to include an open forum for public comments on non-agenda items at the end of board meetings. Requires the Board of Education to hold not less than six community forums annually, with at least one forum in each county. Requires a report to the Legislature on implementing open forums. Effective 07/01/2050. (SD2)

 

GVR, EDN, JHA

SB 3252, SD2

(SSCR3112)

Status

RELATING TO PUBLIC RECORDS.

Imposes a cap on the costs charged for the reproduction of certain government records. Waives reproduction costs for the first 100 pages if disclosure is in the public interest. Waives the cost of duplication of government records in an electronic format. Imposes a cap on costs charged for searching for, reviewing, and segregating records. Provides for a waiver of fees when the public interest is served by a record's disclosure. Effective 7/1/2050. (SD2)

 

GVR, JHA, FIN

SB 3282, SD1

(SSCR3174)

Status

RELATING TO GOVERNMENT RECORDS.

Allows the Comptroller to direct the transfer of records to the State Records Center and determine the time period after which the records shall be transferred as directed. Appropriates moneys from the general fund, special fund, and American Rescue Plan funds for the statewide digitization of government records through the Office of Enterprise Technology Services. (SD1)

 

GVR, JHA, FIN

SB 3369, SD2

(SSCR2924)

Status

RELATING TO PROCUREMENT.

Establishes a procurement services consolidation working group, which shall develop a plan for the phased consolidation, under the State Procurement Office, of all state executive branch procurement services and staff within 5 years, except those of the Department of Education, Hawaii Health Systems Corporation, University of Hawaii, and Office of Hawaiian Affairs. Requires the working group to recommend ways to attract high-quality procurement professionals to the State. Appropriates moneys. Effective 7/1/2050. (SD2)

 

GVR, CPC, FIN

SB 2335, SD2

(SSCR3027)

Status

RELATING TO PROCUREMENT.

Allows purchasing agencies to use the median bid method of procurement. Effective 7/1/2050. (SD2)

 

GVR, CPC, FIN

SB 3372, SD1

(SSCR3153)

Status

RELATING TO PUBLIC PROCUREMENT.

Authorizes, where it is determined that a solicitation or award of a contract is in violation of law, government contract to be rescinded and awarded to the next lowest responsive, responsible bidder to whom the contract would have been awarded were it not for the violation of law, as applicable or as directed by the office of administrative hearings. (SD1)

 

GVR, CPC, FIN

SB 3373, SD2

(SSCR2948)

Status

RELATING TO PUBLIC PROCUREMENT.

Clarifies the deadline for submitting written protests that are based on the content of a solicitation. Takes effect 7/30/2075. (SD2)

 

GVR, CPC, FIN

SB 2387, SD1

(SSCR2773)

Status

RELATING TO PROCUREMENT.

Requires agencies to publicly post the justification for cancelling an invitation for bids or request for proposals; provided that the posting shall be for a minimum of ten business days a purchasing agency or provider internet site or by any other method the procurement officer deems effective for publicizing the cancellation notice. Effective 7/1/2050. (SD1)

 

GVR, CPC, FIN

SB 3350, SD2

(SSCR3187)

Status

RELATING TO PROCUREMENT.

Requires that any procurement change order that increases the contract cost by more than fifty per cent or substantially increases the scope of work be considered a new contract for procurement purpose. Effective 7/1/2050. (SD2)

 

GVR, CPC, FIN

SB 2385, SD2

(SSCR2931)

Status

RELATING TO PROCUREMENT.

Allows agencies procuring professional services to request an exemption from Chapter 103D, HRS, if fewer than 3 qualified persons submit statements of qualifications. Effective 7/1/2050. (SD2)

 

GVR, CPC, FIN

SB 3039, SD1

(SSCR3188)

Status

RELATING TO PURCHASES OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES.

Requires cost or pricing analysis for purchases of health and human services. Adds definition of "policy board." Increases the small purchase threshold for purchases of health and human services. Authorizes heads of purchasing agencies to issue requests for statement of qualifications and to establish lists of qualified providers for treatment purchase of services. Abolishes the Community Council for health and human services. Effective 7/1/2050. (SD1)

 

GVR, CPC, FIN

SB 2726, SD2

(SSCR3066)

Status

RELATING TO PARKING CONCESSIONS.

Exempts parking lot operations and ground transportation services at airports and small boat harbors from the mandatory public bidding requirements under the state procurement law. (SD2)

 

GVR, CPC, FIN

SB 3040, SD2

(SSCR3137)

Status

RELATING TO PROCUREMENT.

Authorizes the State Procurement Administrator to develop and administer procurement automation systems and assess, charge, and collect a transaction fee from all vendors using the procurement automation systems. Establishes the state procurement automation system special fund. Amends section 103D-1010, HRS, to conform with the amendments made to section 103D-1001, HRS, by Act 55, SLH 2021. Appropriates funds. Effective 7/1/2050. (SD2)

 

GVR, CPC, FIN

 

 

 

 

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Rep. Angus L.K. McKelvey

Chair