STAND. COM. REP. NO. 777

 

Honolulu, Hawaii

, 2023

 

RE: H.B. No. 1514

H.D. 1

 

 

 

 

Honorable Scott K. Saiki

Speaker, House of Representatives

Thirty-Second State Legislature

Regular Session of 2023

State of Hawaii

 

Sir:

 

Your Committee on Finance, to which was referred H.B. No. 1514 entitled:

 

"A BILL FOR AN ACT MAKING APPROPRIATIONS TO PROVIDE FOR THE EXPENSES OF THE LEGISLATURE, THE AUDITOR, THE LEGISLATIVE REFERENCE BUREAU, THE OMBUDSMAN, AND THE ETHICS COMMISSION,"

 

begs leave to report as follows:

 

The purpose of this measure is to appropriate funds to provide for the expenses of the Legislature, Auditor, Legislative Reference Bureau, Ombudsman, and Hawaii State Ethics Commission.

 

Your Committee received testimony in support of this measure from the Office of the Auditor, Legislative Reference Bureau, Office of the Ombudsman, Hawaii State Ethics Commission, League of Women Voters of Hawaii, and one individual. Your Committee received testimony in opposition to this measure from one individual.

 

Your Committee finds that this measure appropriates sufficient funds to defray the necessary expenses of the Senate and House of Representatives up to June 30, 2024, including session and nonsession expenses. Your Committee further finds that this measure also appropriates sufficient funds to defray the necessary expenses of the Office of the Auditor, Legislative Reference Bureau, Office of the Ombudsman, and Hawaii State Ethics Commission for fiscal year 2023-2024.

 

Your Committee has amended this measure by including a necessary declaration of procedures for making an appropriation in excess of the general fund expenditure ceiling for fiscal year 2022-2023 pursuant to Section 9 of Article VII of the Hawaii State Constitution and Sections 37-91 and 37-93, Hawaii Revised Statutes.

 

As affirmed by the record of votes of the members of your Committee on Finance that is attached to this report, your Committee is in accord with the intent and purpose of H.B. No. 1514, as amended herein, and recommends that it pass Second Reading in the form attached hereto as H.B. No. 1514, H.D. 1, and be placed on the calendar for Third Reading.

 

Respectfully submitted on behalf of the members of the Committee on Finance,

 

 

 

 

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KYLE T. YAMASHITA, Chair