STAND. COM. REP. NO. 1840
RE: H.B. No. 339
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. 339, H.D. 2, S.D. 1, 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 and intent of this measure is to exempt certain positions within the Department of Human Services from civil service status.
Your Committee received written comments in support of this measure from Catholic Charities Hawaii, Hawaii Children's Action Network Speaks!, and Parents and Children Together.
Your Committee received written comments on this measure from the Department of Human Services.
Your Committee recognizes that the nine positions specified by this measure for exemption from civil service require certain levels of expertise and experience that are not necessarily available within the civil service. Accordingly, your Committee finds that the proposed exemptions are reasonable and will allow the Department of Human Services to better perform its duties and serve the community.
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. 339, H.D. 2, S.D. 1, and recommends that it pass Third Reading.
Respectfully submitted on behalf of the members of the Committee on Ways and Means,
DONOVAN M. DELA CRUZ, Chair