STAND. COM. REP. NO. 956
RE: S.B. No. 1129
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 S.B. No. 1129, S.D. 1, entitled:
"A BILL FOR AN ACT RELATING TO PROCUREMENT,"
begs leave to report as follows:
The purpose and intent of this measure is to increase the expediency and efficiency of small purchase procurements.
Specifically, this measure increases the procurement threshold for small purchases from $25,000 to $50,000.
Your Committee received written comments in support of this measure from the Department of Transportation, Hawaii State Public Library System, and Subcontractors Association of Hawaii.
Your Committee received written comments in opposition to this measure from the State Procurement Office.
Your Committee finds that the cost of supplies, equipment, construction materials, and services have rapidly increased. Your Committee further finds the adjustment to the procurement threshold for small purchases will help agencies make routine purchases in an efficient and expeditious manner.
Your Committee has amended this measure by:
(1) Clarifying that small purchase procurements for construction shall be subject to section 103D-302(b), Hawaii Revised Statutes, rather than section 103D‑305(b), Hawaii Revised Statutes; and
(2) Making technical nonsubstantive amendments for purposes of clarity, consistency, and style.
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 S.B. No. 1129, S.D. 1, as amended herein, and recommends that it pass Third Reading in the form attached hereto as S.B. No. 1129, S.D. 2.
Respectfully submitted on behalf of the members of the Committee on Ways and Means,
DONOVAN M. DELA CRUZ, Chair