STAND. COM. REP. NO. 316
RE: H.B. No. 572
Honorable Scott K. Saiki
Speaker, House of Representatives
Thirty-Second State Legislature
Regular Session of 2023
State of Hawaii
Your Committee on Labor & Government Operations, to which was referred H.B. No. 572 entitled:
"A BILL FOR AN ACT RELATING TO ADMINISTRATIVE RULEMAKING,"
begs leave to report as follows:
The purpose of this measure is to require that, prior to the adoption, amendment, or repeal of an administrative rule, electronic notice of the proposed rulemaking be provided to all persons who have made a timely written request of the adopting agency for advance notice of its rulemaking proceedings.
Your Committee finds that this measure will increase transparency in rulemaking for members of the public and stakeholders and optimize their ability to provide meaningful input in the process.
(1) Requiring the display of alterations to administrative rules to be in Ramseyer format and the full text of rules to be in a digitally accessible and searchable format;
(2) Specifying that electronic notice of a public hearing on rulemaking need only be given if a valid working email address is provided;
(4) 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 Labor & Government Operations that is attached to this report, your Committee is in accord with the intent and purpose of H.B. No. 572, as amended herein, and recommends that it pass Second Reading in the form attached hereto as H.B. No. 572, H.D. 1, and be referred to your Committee on Judiciary & Hawaiian Affairs.
Respectfully submitted on behalf of the members of the Committee on Labor & Government Operations,
SCOT Z. MATAYOSHI, Chair