STAND. COM. REP. NO. 63
RE: H.B. No. 339
Honorable Scott K. Saiki
Speaker, House of Representatives
Thirty-Second State Legislature
Regular Session of 2023
State of Hawaii
Your Committee on Human Services, to which was referred H.B. No. 339 entitled:
"A BILL FOR AN ACT RELATING TO EXEMPTIONS FROM CIVIL SERVICE FOR POSITIONS IN THE DEPARTMENT OF HUMAN SERVICES,"
begs leave to report as follows:
The purpose of this measure is to permanently exempt certain positions in the Department of Human Services from civil service requirements.
Your Committee finds that the hiring and retention of qualified, experienced, and knowledgeable staff by the Department of Human Services is vital to support and achieve information technology infrastructure modernization and system integration projects, improve access to and quality of the human services delivery system, and lead and manage Department programs effectively. This measure ensures a more effective and efficient administration of the Department of Human Services and its programs by creating permanent exemptions from civil service requirements for certain positions within the Office of the Director of Human Services and Social Services Division.
Your Committee has amended this measure by:
(1) Exempting a second Deputy Director and a private secretary to the second Deputy Director from civil service requirements;
(2) Changing the effective date to June 30, 3000, to encourage further discussion; and
(3) 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 Human Services that is attached to this report, your Committee is in accord with the intent and purpose of H.B. No. 339, as amended herein, and recommends that it pass Second Reading in the form attached hereto as H.B. No. 339, H.D. 1, and be referred to your Committee on Labor & Government Operations.
Respectfully submitted on behalf of the members of the Committee on Human Services,
JOHN M. MIZUNO, Chair