STAND. COM. REP. NO. 1777
RE: H.B. No. 27
Honorable Ronald D. Kouchi
President of the Senate
Thirty-Second State Legislature
Regular Session of 2023
State of Hawaii
Your Committee on Ways and Means, to which was referred H.B. No. 27, H.D. 1, 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 provide a vehicle for legislative appropriations that may be necessary for inclusion in the General Appropriations Act of 2023.
Your Committee received comments on this measure from the Department of Human Services and Office of Youth Services.
Your Committee finds that advancing a vehicle for legislative appropriations that may be necessary for inclusion in the General Appropriations Act of 2023 will allow the Legislature to address unforeseen circumstances or budgetary items that may arise.
Your Committee has amended this measure by changing the effective date to July 1, 2050, to facilitate further discussion on the measure.
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 H.B. No. 27, H.D. 1, as amended herein, and recommends that it pass Second Reading in the form attached hereto as H.B. No. 27, H.D. 1, 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