STAND. COM. REP. NO. 932
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 Judiciary & Hawaiian Affairs, to which was referred H.B. No. 572, H.D. 1, entitled:
"A BILL FOR AN ACT RELATING TO ADMINISTRATIVE RULEMAKING,"
begs leave to report as follows:
(1) 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, and provided a valid working electronic mail address to, the adopting agency for advance notice of its rulemaking proceedings; and
(2) Alterations to administrative rules be displayed in Ramseyer format and the full text of rules be made available in a digitally accessible and searchable format.
Your Committee received testimony in support of this measure from the League of Women Voters of Hawaii, State of Hawaii Organization of Police Officers, and one individual. Your Committee received comments on this measure from the Office of the Lieutenant Governor.
Your Committee finds that this measure will increase the accessibility of proposed rulemaking actions for the public and provide greater transparency in the process.
Your Committee notes the Lieutenant Governor's written testimony that this measure would require funding for one full-time equivalent (1.0 FTE) position to oversee the website updates, as well as to build and maintain the new website components.
As affirmed by the record of votes of the members of your Committee on Judiciary & Hawaiian Affairs that is attached to this report, your Committee is in accord with the intent and purpose of H.B. No. 572, H.D. 1, and recommends that it pass Third Reading.
Respectfully submitted on behalf of the members of the Committee on Judiciary & Hawaiian Affairs,
DAVID A. TARNAS, Chair